Alma 29:9

I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Goodbye Durham

This week has been a great week!  We had a lot of people there, including some non members!  We think other family members will start investigating soon!  At the baptism one of the family members proudly announced that he was a "Mormon Jew".  We had several nonmembers and investigators at church this week as well!  I expect that there will be some more baptisms after I leave.

For my last day in Durham I am hanging out with some members.  The weather has not been bad at all, we walked to church today to write emails.

I honestly do not know much about this tri-companionship, I was in one for a week in Pembroke and that was it.  I still do not know where I am going yet.

I hear that Harry is opening up an area in a trio so that will be interesting as well.  That is great to hear that Carly will be able to extend her mission, that almost never happens!

That is great that dad got a new job!  It sounds like it will be a great one!

That is awesome to hear that your prayer was answered!  The idea that The Lord blesses us in his own time is something I have seen a ton on my mission!  To be honest, as a missionary, it seems that nothing ever works on your time when you want it to work.  It will work, eventually, you just have to be patient. It just makes you rely on the Lord even more!

I hope you are having a great week!  You may not know what area I will be in until next week, but I will try to update what city I moved too, so it should give you a pretty good idea.


Elder Lakey

Monday, January 5, 2015

Baptism in Durham

Things are going well!  We will be having a baptism on Saturday!  She is very excited to be baptized! We may some baptisms in February, but I will not be around to see them.

I am being transferred next week.  I will be in a trio companionship.  President Bernhisel said I will be with with 2 seasoned missionaries where we will be focusing solely on proselyting, which will be great!  I do not know where I am going.  Elder Wion will be training a new missionary.

We didn't really do anything special for New Year's. But the weather has been nice.  It has been rainy, but it has stayed in the 50s.  I have enjoyed it, it has been warmer than last winter.  Duke will be starting up again, I believe this week.

I like that thought about prophets.  We got the new manual about Ezra Taft Benson and I have read a bit about it.  It seems that President Benson was very bold.  And was not very popular for his time, yet the Church and the people of it has been blessed because of him, especially concerning his counsel about reading the Book of Mormon more.

Hopefully I will have more to report next week, but it probably won't be till the week after.

I hope you are having a great week.

Elder Lakey