Monday, January 16, 2017

Rhett - Good Week

Hola everyone!

Its been a good week this week. First off I just want to give a shout out to baby Cal! Welcome to the world buddy. Also congrats to Regan and Dan, you guys are going to be great parents! Nothing new has really happened this week, but I was able to feel the Spirit a lot. On Tuesday we had the opportunity to hear from Elder Neil L. Anderson which was super cool. We all thought that we were having a say goodbye devotional for President Burgess, and that the President and his wife would just speak but then when we got there we found out Neil L. Anderson was gonna be there too. It was super cool. He talked about missionary work and how there is always people out there looking for the Gospel in their lives, and it our job to find them. He also talked about how we as missionaries can see the benefits of our missionary work over time. We may not think we have done much but when we look back many years down the road we can see the changes we have made in people's lives. I think this also can apply to anything. When we do something meaningful such as service or doing something good for someone else, we can see the good that comes from it when we look back many years down the road. So whenever you do something good, don't think you are doing it for nothing because you really are making a difference!

My spanish is continuing to get better and better every day. My companion and I are now able to teach whole lessons with hardly any notes. Its sweet. My companion and I started teaching a new investigator this week. Her name is Viridiana and she is from Mexico. She is cool and nice and is currently studying at BYU. Our first lesson with her we pretty much just got to know her and let her know that God knows her and loves her personally. She seems to have a good belief in God and Im excited to teach her again. Were gonna teach her about the Restoration next week. Im pretty excited about that!

My district and I are doing really well at learning Spanish as a whole. We all help each other out if anyone has questions. We are going to try to talk a lot more this next week at speaking more Spanish to each other when we are outside of class. I know it will pay off. We are all pretty much like family, haha its sweet!

Our district every day has a morning class with sister Dibbs and a night class with brother Zoballos. They are great teachers. Yesterday in class we talked about how we should try to bring members with us when we teach lessons and how we should get members from the church involved in the things we do. Sister Dibb told us about a story in her mission about how the people in the ward she was in were pretty well off and how they didn't really like to help the poorer people in the town she was in. She told us how this poor lady going to church needed a home to live in. The well off people in the ward started helping this lady out and the ward built her a house. Through this service, the people started to love this lady and were so more willing to help everyone. I thought this was super cool. Through serving this lady, the wards whole attitude and love for the people around them changed. We can relate this story to Ammon and the sons of Mosiah in the Book of Mormon. When we do service, our hearts will be changed, and other peoples hearts will be changed. If any of you are ever having a bad day or are having a problem with something, I want to challenge you to just go out and serve someone. I know that if you do this, you will feel so much better. Your heart will be changed.

Hope you all had a great week and that you can have a great next week. If not, try to find someone to serve! Love you guys,
-Elder Reilly

-Those MTC haircuts though...haha

 -Our zone at the temple

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