Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015

Tennessee Ice Storm

It's almost my birthday! Thanks for the packages grandma and mother!

It's almost my birthday! Thanks for the packages grandma and mother!

Frozen Car covered in Ice

Frozen Car covered in Ice

Frozen Car covered in Ice

We had a great week! It had it fair shares of ups and downs! We were dropped a few times... The biggest shocker that dropped us was Rubin. It was pretty sad. He told us that he just needs to be catholic, and the other low was that no one came to church, but enough with the few low moments here are some of the highlights of last week! We had a great lesson inside a members home with our investigator Kerry. He is awesome! We taught the Plan of Salvation, and it was an great lesson.
The spirit was way strong, and he understood it all. He and the member hit it off as well. It's such a game changer teaching in a members home! It's awesome. It's quiet peaceful place, and investigators don't the normal "southern" thing and just talk about the most random things. We weren't able to teach Don last week because of work and such, but we did get to send him lots of scriptures and such via text. A cool experience we had yesterday we were invited to the priest quorum for priesthood. We have 4 priest in our ward preparing to leave on their missions, and they are all so strong in their testimony. It was fun being in there with them. The youth here in this Ward are so awesome. They truly live in the mission field, and they have to share the gospel almost everyday at school. They all have such great testimonies, and they live the religion so much better than I did in high school. They come out with us to teach all the time. I think it's awesome, and it makes me want to raise my kids out in the "mission field" some day. It  Over all last week was great we had 31 lessons, and saw some miracles. It's the "blizzard of 2015" here in Tennessee so we are locked in all day which is lame.. But thanks for all the birthday wishes and such. I can't believe I will be 20 tomorrow. This past year has been great! I feel like it's been one of the best years of my life. Lots of growth. I've had lots of wonderful experience which have help me to deepen my testimony, and I truly seen the lords hand in my life. It was definitely hard at times, and I do have to say this by far is the hardest thing I've ever done, but when it was rough, and I had no idea what to do next; the Lord has been there to lift me up.

Probably the great lesson I have learned is that I must trust God. In all things, and as I put that trust in him I can become and instrument in the Lords hand. I'm grateful to be serving, and I'm grateful for Tennessee and all of ya'll. Thanks so much. Love Elder Jaros