Monday, January 20, 2014

Serious Missionary Work Going On in Kansas (And he wants more letters)

I guess I will just share some miracles with you this time. First, in Gridley we went tracting and came into a family. Totally prepared out the wazooo. They have such a strong testimony in eternal families. Their son died December 12, 2013, so they are super interested in eternal families. They agreed to be baptized, but not to a date, because the whole family wasn't there so we didn't date them up. Five of them came to church this week. The atonement is already making a big difference in their lives, bringing them closer to Christ.

Another, and alcoholic. His name is Chad Tuttle. He is awesome. He has been meeting with  members for 12 years, talking about the church, and trying to get him to come. He is Catholic, and we stopped by and his grandma is going to die soon. I gave him Alma chapter 17 or 16. where Amulek testifies about eternal life. He almost came to church this week. He was planning on it, but his wife, an in-active member, didn't want to go. He really felt the spirit and it touched his heart.

Another, we went up to Gridley with Branch Pres. Stewart. We visited one person, named Jerry Snyder. We talked about church and instantly saw that something was wrong. Pres. Stewart noticed it and hit the concern right on. In a few seconds, he testified about the importance of church and how even if something offended him (the concern) he should still come and feel the spirit and sit there and pray. He felt the spirit strongly there and it was obviously affecting him. 

I got my haircut. Last week after emailing, so there ya go. Anyways, I was reading how to keep the sabbath day holy, and I came across this:

"We should consider righteous things we can do on the sabbath. For example we can keep the Sabbath Day holy by attending church meetings, reading the scriptures and the words of our church leaders; visiting the sick, the aged, and our loved ones; listening to uplifting music and singing hymns; praying to our heavenly father with praise and thanksgiving; performing church service; preparing family history records and personal histories; telling faith promoting stories and bearing our testimony to family members and sharing spiritual experiences with them; writing letters to missionaries and loved ones; fasting with a purpose; and sharing time with children and other in the home."

I was thinking and from now on and I ,Elder Daines, will hereby reply to every carta, or letter. Physically. That is right, If I know your address, I will write back! So please include return address on the carta, or letter, and send it to the mission office, which my mom will post the address right here:

Elder Brady Daines
Kansas Wichita Mission
7011 E. 13th St. North
Wichita KS 67206-1219

I know Christ is my savior and redeemer. I have seen it affect so many people, myself included, it has to be real. I love serving a mission and wouldn't be anywhere else. The church is true and we have been blessed with a knowledge of this and need to share it with others. That is the best way to pay forward the blessings that Christ has given us.

Con amor, tu hijo, elder Daines.

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