Monday, April 24, 2017

April 17, 2017

Hello everyone,

This week has been great. A lot of exciting things are happening and have happened. First thing I want to say is transfers are next week so I won't email until Tuesday. I really don't know what the Lord has in store for me whether or not I will stay. Anything could happen.

But this week we had Zone Conference. It was really cool because it was focused on who we need to become. A lot of Christ like attributes, work ethic, and attitude. It was cool to be able to see how everything just rolls all together.

Time has just flown by. I can't believe that I have been in this area for almost 5 months. Times totally just flies by if you are not paying attention. But I am really excited to see what happens this week a lot of great things are going to be happening in our area over the next couple of months.

But one things that I really love was being able to give a talk yesterday at church. I was able to recount the story of Jonah and the Whale and at the end how Heavenly Father will never leave us as long as we are trying to get better. It truly is a miracle to be able to be on a mission and see so many people's lives change. I know that the church is true and that I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

And last but not least is that there are ton of blessings all we have to do like one of my favorite hymns says to do is to count them and name them one by one and you will see how blessed you are. Have a great week!!

Elder Berry

One more story......
One experience that we had with a member named Sister Karen really stands out to us. We were planning on sharing the Prince of Peace video. So when we called to confirm the dinner appointment we also asked if she would said a prayer to be more in tune with the Holy Ghost. Then to read Isaiah 9:6. She that they would all do that. When we got to her house the first thing that she asked us was if we could share the dinner message before we ate dinner. We said that we would love to if she wanted to, but we felt that it would be better if we had waited till after dinner. So she said that she would wait till after. She asked us a ton of questions why we asked her to do that. She was very curious about that. We then had a very pleasant dinner and got to the best part of dinner, the dinner message. We asked if she would reread Isaiah 9:6. And when she did there was an immediate different feel in the home. The Holy Ghost was definitely present. We talked about the scripture and what the scripture means to each of us. We both got to testify that Jesus Christ truly was and is all of the things that are mentioned in Isaiah 9:6. We then shared the Prince of Peace video and about half way through she Sister Karen started to cry. I have no doubt that she felt the spirit because of her spiritual preparation and her humbleness to want to feel the guidance of the Holy Ghost. As we do our part and put in the work then we will be able to see great things happen in the lives of many people.

Elder Berry

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