Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

Hello Everyone,

This week has gone by really fast. To start transfers are coming up next week so I won't email until Tuesday. I don't know if I will stay or if I will get transferred. A lot is up in the air right now but it doesn't matter because Heavenly Father is in control.

But last Monday we had a zone activity where we to a members house and played games and just had a fun time. Our mission President and wife came and that was really cool to see them doing something else than missionary work. You don't get to see that side of mission presidents very often.

Then we got to go to Nashville again. Yes it is still in the mission. It is just a little town way out in the middle of nowhere. But there was a lot happening this week. A lot of driving. It can be hard to cover 3 wards that are over such a big geographical area, but it is so amazing to meet some cool people.

On Sunday, a high councilor talked and he talked about how we need to be grateful when we get served by people. He used an example when parents do everything for the kids the kids tend to not be very grateful for what they have been given. But when they start to see how much they are loved and how much they do for there kids the gratitude starts to increase. It's so cool to see examples in life when people gain understanding being grateful. That is why so many people change when they read the Book of Mormon. It brings on a change of heart. Once you get that change of heart things tend to go up from there. I know that the Book of Mormon will bring that change of heart
if we will only read. If you are not I would encourage you all to read it!

I hope you all have a great week.

Elder Berry

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 14, 2017

Hello everyone,

I hope that you have all had a good week. This week has been pretty fun. A lot of cool things have been happening and it just so cool to see the hand of the Lord in so many people lives. To start we had zone Conference, that was super cool. We were able to talk about how the Book of Mormon answers the questions of the soul. We were challenged as a mission to start reading the Book of Mormon as a mission to find answers to people's questions so that we will be able to answer them. I am excited about that challenge. It should be really fun to become a familiarize with the scriptures.

Then last pday we got to go gold panning after I had emailed. It was really fun. The place we went is above Placerville on the American River. It was a really cool place to be in. It is so beautiful around the river. But I have to say that I don't think that I could make a career out of gool panning. We found some gold but after about two
hours of trying to find it we only found a few gold flakes. I think that I would starve if I was a gold panner. So on the bright side I can cross gold panning off of my possible job career list.

Then we have been working with this recent less active member of the church. As we have met with her and left chapters for her to read she has read them. It has been so cool to see her testimony grow and to be able to strengthen it where she feels comfortable at church. It is  amazing that someone has a concern about something in the church but as they start to read the Book of Mormon that concern it either answered or resolved by some way. Just because someone decided to read the Book of Mormon. It is so cool to see the power behind the Book of Mormon. I can't believe that one book has that much power but, I have definitely seen the power have an influence on my life.

I hope that you all have a great week!


Elder Berry

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 7, 2017

Hello Everyone,

This week has just flown by. Covering 3 wards and a Spanish group keeps you very busy. But it is so much better to be busy working hard then having to find things to do. After a few lessons in Spanish, I come home and realize I don't have the gift of tongues. I have absolutely no idea what is going on in the Spanish lessons. But that is ok because the Spirit is there and is able to make up the difference through some people's broken language.

We were able to go to the Georgetown Ward and we went to this place called Volcanoville. While we were driving,  there were some trees that were so dense that you would not be able to walk passed them. But we were able to get some cool pictures and talk to a family who is moving in the area and offered our help in moving them and they accepted. Pretty cool that we are going to be able to help them move.

We were able to meet with this guy named Jeff. He is super cool and seemed to have his testimony grow every time that we meet with him. It can be a slow process but he sure seems have a stronger testimony as he has been reading the Book of Mormon.

As we were driving we saw some blackberries and just had to pull over and pick some! They were BERRY good, yes BERRY good.

Have a great week.

Elder Berry