September 18, 2017
Dear loved ones,
I hope everything is well. This week has been a pretty amazing week! I've really enjoyed it. So to start out, last Monday evening was when Hurricane Irma hit us. I'll be honest, I know it got really bad in a lot of places especially in the Caribbean and in Florida, but we didn't see anything... We were told by President Sainsbury Monday afternoon that we needed to be in our apartments until further notice. In Montgomery we had maybe half an inch of rain. It wasn't anything very crazy here. So we are all safe and sound. It was quite the evening in the apartment though. We did a lot of working out, and eating, and working out, and eating. Pretty good mix right?! haha! It was quite the night!
On Tuesday evening we were driving to the church building with the other Carter Hill Elders and they got a call. "Bueno, Quiero hablar con los misioneros." They immediately handed over the phone to me. I started having a conversation with one of the Less Actives in our ward that we hadn't been able to get a hold of. He called us wanting to meet up with us and we were able to catch up with him this week and it's been a great experience. He told us that he wanted to get back to church and start reading his scriptures everyday. At church this week there were more Hispanic members than I've ever seen at church here. It's really been amazing to see the work paying off. I love the Hispanic people. They have a very strong desire to follow the Savior and to learn from Him.
I've also mentioned in the past one of our Less Active friends named Morgan. We stopped by this week and we were able to have a great conversation with him. It's been amazing to see that as we have served him and been able to be there for him, he has grown and really come to know our Savior a little more and more everyday. It's really been an amazing thing to see.
This week we had a lesson with one of our friends Fred at the church. He has really been struggling and he just needed some comfort. He has been taught just about everything that we as missionaries teach. We shared with him in Alma 26:27-28 where it talks about Ammon and how he says, "Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us." We promised him that as he would read the Book of Mormon with a true desire to know if it is true, that he would receive the answer that it is. As I have been going throughout all the endeavors of the week I have been thinking about how knowing the Book of Mormon is true and that God is looking out for us can really change us. The true knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the love of God can change a persons whole life. They become more like our Savior as they continue to abide by the teachings of the book. They grow. They change. They become disciples of our Savior. The knowledge of those two truths can motivate, give hope, and build faith in this gospel. It's been amazing to see the power of the Book of Mormon work in others lives. This gospel is true. It's all true. He loves us. The Book of Mormon is the most correct book there is.
I love you all! I hope you all have a great week! You're in my prayers!
Strength and Honor
"Shall we not go on in so great a cause?"
Elder Noah Featherstone
|President Millington and I, He is the man!|
|Bishop Yergensen and his family!|
|The Ayers Family! They are so dang awesome!|
|Sister Riggs - She hosted Grandpa Featherstone when he was here a few times. She is such a saint.|
|The Jackson Family!|