Thursday, June 2, 2016

Together Again 5/30/16

Wow, this week has been crazy busy! But me and Elder McKinnon and back together again and at it for the 3rd transfer together! It's been so fun to be back with him!

Monday was a good day that Elder Erickson and I had together for our final day together! We met with a lot of the members as well as with Mannie and Randy! They were both Baptized 2 months ago, they introduced us to something so incredibly good! It is white hot chocolate from Tim Horton's with Chai Tea! So delicious! We had a good day though overall, the members who we had dinner with had to cancel but gave us a gift card for East Side Mario's, so that's where we had dinner. :) All you can eat salad and breadsticks. You know we ate a ton!

Tuesday we had transfers so once we got back we jumped on the Bikes and had some lessons with Brother McIntee and the Giddy's!

Wednesday we had District Meeting, and I learned a valuable lesson! We have been praying for one of our Recent converts who has not been able to be Confirmed yet, his work takes up every sunday and has been super difficult! A while back I felt that we needed to teach him about tithing, but when it was brought up to him he wasn't very excited about it. I felt I had failed to present it, and in District meeting, I had a reconfirmation that we need to teach him tithing! So with that, we are going to do so! Never fail to act upon a prompting! 

Later that evening we went and saw a less-active member who has been having a hard time, he served a mission but is doubting his testimony. He is super awesome, and I am super excited to continue to work with him! His Girlfriend is a former investigator who is super solid whom we hope to begin teaching as well!

Thursday started off with another District Meeting! We also found out that one of the District Leaders in our zone was getting transfered to somewhere else and they were bringing Sister's into that area. We had to go and clean that apartment before the sisters got there, so that took a good chunk of the day unfortunately!

Friday We were out in Wasaga Beach for another District meeting! Yes, so many district meetings! We met with our investigator Taylor on Friday though, and had a great lesson on Baptism where she accepted to be baptized! She wasn't able to come to church on Sunday, but she should be able to come next week and we are going to invite her to be baptized in July this week, so we are super excited for her!

Saturday we helped our Elder's Quorum president, Brother Dadd-Dowlatt, rip out his Patio. It was a ton of work and with the sun beating down on us we got quite a bit of sun, our skin was a little pink by the end of it! We had to pull out railroad ties that were pounded into the ground with rebar, that was a lot of work for sure, but we were rewarded with some Beef Roti afterwards! Yummmmm!

Sunday was wonderful, it was Ward Conference, and the topic was keeping reverence on the Sabbath day in the home! It was really cool to hear everything that the Stake President had to say! I learned a lot about how I can improve my Sabbath day worship, and a lot about how I can help investigators understand the importance.

I've been reading a conference talk every day to remember what was said in conference and one I really have grown to love over the last few days is President Nelson's in Priesthood called "The Price of Priesthood Power". I love when President Nelson says 

"He named faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity, and diligence.10 And don’t forget humility!11 So I ask, how would our family members, friends, and coworkers say you and I are doing in developing these and other spiritual gifts?12 The more those attributes are developed, the greater will be our priesthood power.

How else can we increase our power in the priesthood? We need to pray from our hearts. Polite recitations of past and upcoming activities, punctuated with some requests for blessings, cannot constitute the kind of communing with God that brings enduring power. Are you willing to pray to know how to prayfor more power? The Lord will teach you.

Are you willing to search the scriptures and feast on the words of Christ13—to study earnestly in order to have more power? If you want to see your wife’s heart melt, let her find you on the Internet studying the doctrine of Christ14 or reading your scriptures!

Are you willing to worship in the temple regularly? The Lord loves to do His own teaching in His holy house. Imagine how pleased He would be if you asked Him to teach you about priesthood keys, authority, and power as you experience the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood in the holy temple.15 Imagine the increase in priesthood power that could be yours."

The I love President Nelson, and I love this talk, it made me realize more about why I am on a mission and what I really want to take out of it, even though this talk is nothing about missionary work, I learned a lot from the Spirit on it!

This week is going to be awesome! We have MLC in Brampton, Zone Council, and Exchanges!

Love you all so much, and I'm so grateful for all of you and your support to me!

Your's Truly,

 Elder Taylor

Kerra went to the temple this week. 

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