Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

Civil War Bullet Holes

Carter House Sign
Slave Quarters

Civil War Bullet Holes

Carter house trip! It's a civil war house where over 3,00 people died in the battle of Franklin!

Inside Slave House

Civil War Cannon
Found 7 4-leaf clovers this week

The prettiest road in Franklin
Spring Time

Spring Time
Another week gone! Time flies! We had a good week! Lots of lessons, and this week should even be better!! Everything went well with our zone as well! We challenged our Zone to all get 5 member presents so we can hit the goal of 35% Member Presents! So we spent the week sending text and voice mails to get the zone pumped to hit the goal, and WE DID IT! So that is huge! The mission goal is 40%, and we haven't hit it yet this year so hopefully this week! #Franklinfire! We had some cool miracles this week. One of them being yesterday at church! We had two non-members walk in! They we're two college kids wanting to learn more. They went out to SLC for spring break, and they went to Temple Square, and they wanted to learn more so they came on over to our building for church! They stayed for all three hours, and they loved it. We are meeting with them again so hope that goes well! We also had a killer day! All our plans worked out, and we 9 lessons while only driving 20 miles! It was sweet. We taught some Spanish and English, and they all went so well. Don is doing well. Being prepared for the Aaronic priesthood now! So that's exciting. We are having lots of members invite him over for dinner with us which has been super rad. Timothy is doing well. He went to YM and loved it. He didn't make it to church, but he and his mother will be there next week which is so awesome! She is pretty awesome, and she said she prayed about us coming over to teach her and Timothy and she felt God telling her yes! So that was cool! Things are just going great! Could be my last week in Franklin! So that is kind of sad. Love this place. This week I was reminded about the power of prayer, and how as we ask Heavenly Father for help it comes, and how we ask our Savior to strength us it comes. It's truly amazing how much they love us, and are waiting for us to call out and ask them for help. It made me think of Elder Holland's talk from GC. I want to share my favorite quote from that talk. "Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, suffered, died, and rose from death in order that He could, like lightning in a summer storm, grasp us as we fall, hold us with His might, and through our obedience to His commandments, lift us to eternal life," and like the quote says the savior is there waiting to help us out. I'm so grateful for Jesus Christ, and all the times he's strengthen me over my life. I know he is there, and that he lives. Thanks so much for everything. Love Elder Jaros