Dear Family and friendsWe have had a crazy and fantastic and sad week, but to the beginning.
Friday we got up early and did service for an investigator, helping him get stuff of storage so he could have a garage/yard sale at a friend's house. That was fun. We then went home and got ready and went off to Lincoln to go the the temple! It was fantastic, we had a nice ride up and a nice ride back. I had plenty of time to read and ponder my scriptures and the things I learned in the temple, which prepared me for the rest of the week because with Brother Beck, our ward mission leader, we went and saw an investigator and we were talking about the Plan of Salvation. He mentioned a friend of his died and we know many people, and we asked who. He Said Hermano Tallez had died, we had been informed he had had a fall but that he was doing okay. But he passed away and we were shocked.
Saturday we went and did our usual Foodnet service and we then went and supported the Tallez family at their funeral. They were shocked to see us there, I think, but I think it touched them to let them know that we are sincere missionaries. I was interested to hear what was said by the minister of the church. I was more confused than comforted by his words and I can testify that we have a living prophet and The Book of Mormon to help us understand the purpose of this life, which as this preacher said "the Bible does not answer the questions where we came from why we are here and where we are going." The Book of Mormon does and it completes the Bible to give us the fulness of the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that MY REDEEMER LIVES! We will all live again too. Well after that we went and did a follow up visit with our recent convert. We talked with her about the temple and how the gospel does bless every part of our lives and changes our hearts.
Sunday was a special day, we had some good lessons with Sandi, Dustin and his wife Jesse. It was fantastic. We talked in both lessons about the Plan of Salvation With Sandi we covered only part of the Plan of Salvation, the pre-Earth life, it went really well and she said she would read! Then with Dustin and Jesse we had a member with us, and it was so cool. We went through the entire Plan of Salvation, and we covered so much. Dustin said, "I really like The Book of Mormon, it fills in the gaps the Bible leaves open. I am actually going to read it." So we have two investigators committed.
I love this gospel and this work. It is hard and it is trying.--
Elder Logan Joseph Draper