Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sent: Monday, June 23, 2014 8:31 AM
Subject: A Great Week of Biking
As per the subject, we lost the car this week. We had to share with the other Elders. Sometimes I hate sharing hahaha. But I tell you, biking in rain and thunderstorms really makes you appreciate having a car. This week we get it back so I'm pretty excited :D But even without the car we were able to make some super great progress in missionary work. This week we were able to help 4 people to make the decision to be baptized and to pick a baptismal date in July. They are all super solid people who really want to change their lives and follow the example of Jesus Christ. So yeah, we are pretty pumped this week.
Tell Erik that he is free to use any of the RC stuff as long as he doesn't break them :D The RC car is all easy fixes though so He should be fine with that for sure. Mom says no one will fly RC planes without me because they don't think they've got the skills for it. Just fly the flying wing because even if you crash it you can just throw it up and fly it again (usually).
I was looking for a spiritual thought to share in a Dinner appointment yesterday and came across Alma 23:6-8. It talks about the Lamanites who were converted unto the Lord by Ammon and his bretheren and says "And as sure as the Lord liveth, so sure as many as believed, or as many as were brought to the knowledge of the truth, through the preaching of Ammon and his brethren, according to the spirit of revelation and of prophecy, and the power of God working miracles in them—yea, I say unto you, as the Lord liveth, as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching, and were converted unto the Lord, never did fall away. For they became a righteous people; they did lay down the weapons of their rebellion, that they did not fight against God anymore, neither against any of their brethren. Now, these are they who were converted unto the Lord". It was cool to me to read this scripture because it brings out the importance of being truly converted. There are so many ways that we can help other to become converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ but I think the most important way is to help them to understand how much they are loved, both by us and by God. As they start to comprehend the amount of love that their Father in Heaven has for them, they will start to understand the reasons that we are given commandments, trials, hardships, etc in our lives and understand that those things come to us so that we can become stronger in our faith and testimonies and come unto Christ. I know that as we help those who are struggling or those who are newly coming into the Church that we can help them to become truly converted so that they will never fall away.
Elder Nyholm

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