Dearest Family,It has been a great week. The baptism of Sister J and Brother Ju was a success. I felt the spirit really strong at the baptismal service. J seemed to be trying to absorb every moment as she stood in the Baptismal font. They were baptized by the Elders Quorum President Brother S.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Dear Family,But really, Elder R. and I got a big kick out of the package. When I opened the box we were both shocked when I pulled out an iphone 6 box. I knew there was no way it was actually an iphone, but at first glance I was still pretty surprised. We laughed pretty hard at the iphone case inside and even played some pranks on the other missionaries convincing them that we had actually bought an iphone because our mission phone broke. The iphone box now makes a nice decoration on my desk. I loved the socks and the shirts as well! The socks smell so good! I haven't used them yet because they smell so good. Sometimes I just sit at my desk and smell them... Please also send my thanks to The Spanish Peak and YSA ward for their letters and Christmas messages. I particularly enjoyed the letter of Jessie J. so tell her hello and thank her for me. I got the Christmas card of Rob and Ali! You both look great. I also got the one year announcement thing where Hailey still looks like an alien (it's okay... all babies look that way when they are newly born). She is really cute though in the Christmas card.
and so we hope and pray all will go well there. We talked to their parents this past week when we filled out their baptism and confirmation record and they are okay with them being baptized but they don't want anything to do with the Church. I was maybe a little more persistent than I should have been but hopefully one day they will soften their hearts. The best place to learn and live the Gospel truly is in the family unit. On that note, we committed the wife of a recent convert to be baptized in March! And oh, of course the goal is that they, N and T will be able to attend the temple and be sealed.
but we are super excited to work with them. He has a really good heart and I hope we might be able to help him return to activity in the church.
could read, "And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be [changed into a man] of promise; yea, even a [man] which I have [planned] for you; yea, a [manner of man] which is choice above all other [manner of men]." The Savior asked, 'What manner of men ought ye to be?' And then answering His own question He states, "Verily I say unto you, even as I am." If we will willingly obey his commandments and consecrate ourselves to Him and His work, He will make us into such a man. Yea, even a man of God. Perfection is a process. It occurs one step at a time as we strive to follow the great plan of happiness that has been given to us.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Dearest Family!We had a great week up here in UEP! Nothing is more devastating than when investigators or Less-Actives don't keep commitments. On the other hand nothing is more rewarding than when they do. This week had a little bit of both. Our neighbors, the A. family came to Church and so we were happy about that other than the fact that they were late and didn't come in until after the Sacrament was over. But we are still glad they came. We have become really close with them over the past couple of weeks because we talk with them almost everyday. The father passed away a few years ago and they have their struggles but they are great.
Love Elder Lowe
Monday, February 2, 2015
Dearest Family!What a wonderful week it has been. Elder R and I are doing very well up here in UEP. We've really been striving to find professional and family investigators but of course we will teach anyone who will listen.We have on member who is a professor and this last week we had the opportunity to teach two of her sociology classes. The topic was the importance of a belief in Jesus Christ in our lives and in our society. It went really well and we had some great participation from the classes. We are now just hoping to get into contact with the students individually so that we can teach them in more detail about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.The ward is also doing well. We attended their Ward Council meeting yesterday and they have some good goals set for the year. They are starting to gain a vision that I think has been heretofore lacking.I have much more to say but I am out of time. I do want you to know that I love you and appreciate your love and support. And in case you were wondering, I haven't used toilet paper for almost two years now.
Keep the faith my friends, and may peace be the journey!! Love yaLove Elder Lowe