Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zoning Out In Juneau Again


Me eating a fish eyeball.  Or at least attempting to appear that i am eating a fish eyeball.  I've eaten moose, deer, five kinds of salmon, and lots of other great stuff, but the fish eyeball was the winner.

I Love you all. Sorry for not getting back to you until today; I was in Juneau, and Ketchikan. Zone Conference, you know.    


First, after traveling all day to Juneau (4 hours on a ferry, 6 hours waiting in an airport waiting for a plane, 3 hours in a plane) we had an amazing Zone conference. 

Elder Koelliker (you know, of  fame?) came up and spoke to us personally. It was incredible to hear, and even better to feel. The spirit was as strong as anything I have ever felt; everyone in the room felt it like a pressure. 

Every time truth was spoken, I felt a confirmation. It was incredible. The big topic was prayer, and how we need to emphasize it to a greater degree. We need our investigators to pray, because that is how they establish a relationship with their Father. We can't do it for them; they need to have their own relationship. 
The spirit was truly powerful that day. 

I came away with a question about my own testimony that the Spirit gave me: "I know I would die for my testimony, but will I do the harder thing? Will I live for my testimony?" 

It's easy to die for something you know; or at least it is for me. The harder thing is getting up every day with the commitment that I'm going to go throughout this day as a true representative of MY Savior, Jesus Christ. If called upon, I would become a martyr for what I Know. However, in the meantime, I've been called and set apart, and I've covenanted to Live and share what I know. That's harder, no doubt. But it's worth it, and I wouldn't do anything else.

Our investigator is being baptized TOMORROW!!!!

She has truly been prepared for the gospel. President interviewed her and found her ready to partake of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and receive a remission of her sins (AKA, Baptism) and a sanctification of her spirit (AKA, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost). I am humbled and grateful that the Lord saw fit to place me here and use me as his tool to start another one of his precious daughters on the path back to Him.

I gave a talk on Joseph Smith in Sacrament meeting a few weeks ago, And I would like to share a few points about it. Unfortunately, I don't have it with me now. Remind me for next week.

That's about all. I learned how to whistle with my fingers, got to hold a baby deer (pictures next week too) and was truly lit on fire by the Spirit this week. 

I've been in Prince of Wales 5 months now. I'll probably leave next transfer (6 months is a long time for President to leave us). This place has ingrained on my heart, and I will always remember the things I've been blessed to do here. 

That's all, All. I'm signing off.

This Church is true. God Lives. Jesus Christ is the Literal Son of God and the Savior of the World. Joseph Smith is a True Prophet. We are led by a true and living Prophet. The Book of Mormon is True. We can find that out by praying to our Heavenly Father. As we ask with a Sincere Heart and Real Intent, He will manifest the Truth of it unto us by the power of the Holy Ghost. 

I know this is true. No one can take it from me, no one can deny it. I would die for it, and I WILL live for it. 

Love to All from the North,

Elder Darcey

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