Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sent: Monday, January 5, 2015 8:06 AM
Subject: Happy New Year!!!!!
This week went super awesome. We had a lot of success this week with our investigators. We now have two investigators planning to be baptized this month so we are super excited for them and their desire to follow Christ. We also were able to attend the baptism on Kaylee and Carson Davis in my old area (The Shoal Creek Valley Ward) in North KC/Liberty. It was an awesome service and Kaylee and Carson were suuuuuuuuuper excited. It was also nice being able to see a few of the members from that ward. They are all pretty great people :)
Honestly, that's the whole week right there in that little paragraph. Not much else changes out here and it's really hard to put into words the wonderful experiences that we have with those we teach. If you ever want true joy just help one of your friends make a commitment to follow Christ. That's pretty much the most joy you'll ever get (outside of having a baby or something I guess - But I don't really have much experience with that)
Our Bishop works at the airport and he was helping to empty the hazardous material vat that was full of confiscated alcohol. Well his coworker didnt screw on the hose well enough so the alcohol kinda sprayed all over him and now his coworkers joke is "Gabe doesnt drink alcohol, he just bathes in it". Well last night we were teaching about the Word of Wisdom and came across a verse that we thought described the situation pretty well. D&C 89:7 "And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies". I hope Bishop Murphy got a good kick out of that when we texted him the reference haha.
I heard a quote that I really liked this week from Bishop Murphy. He said that "convenience is not a principle of the Gospel". I really like that because a lot of times we look for easy ways out of hard situations in our lives. What we fail to realize is that nothing good comes easy and everything worth having takes hard work to obtain/achieve.
There was a scripture that I read this week that I really liked also. 2 Timothy 1:7 says"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind". Elder Spencer also told me a quote a while back that says "Fear kills dreams". God has given us the Holy Spirit so that each one of us has the guidance that we need to return to live with him. Fear will never get us anywhere in life, but with faith we can work miracles and achieve our highest dreams. 
Well that's about it for the week. I hope all is going well for you. Love You!
   -Elder Nyholm


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