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Monday, October 28, 2013

Elder Dallin H Oaks spoke to us!!!


This week has really been one to remember! This last week we were tracting and we came across this older guy named Eugene. We talked to him and he really had the strongest desire to do all he can to grow closer to God. We told him we could help him do this. So we set up and appointment to come back. When we came back on Sunday a lot of things had happened where it was almost like we were being prevented in every way not to go and see this guy. After finally climbing through all the trials we were able to get to his house. And when we got there it was the perfect time. He had just gotten home and if we would’ve come earlier then we would not have been able to meet with him. But the Lord new and he made it possible for us to see him. So we taught him the restoration and he ate it up he knew it was true. He said that he had felt lost and that this was helping him find those things that he did not know. It was so great to see the light in his eyes. We are going back on Sunday and I cannot wait.

I really enjoyed this last we were to be able to hear from an apostle of god. It really was one of the most amazing experiences ever. The feelings that you could instantly feel once he walked in the room were the best. As we were able to shake his hand and see him you could just feel the greatness about him. He really is called and ordained of God. It was so great. And I could not help but smile I loved it so very much. Dallin H Oaks spoke to us and I got to shake his hand and not bragging or anything but he said my name!!!!! I was like a teenage girl at a Justin briber concert. Ha-ha just kidding but I was very excited about it. It was really cool he got up with nothing prepared at all and he said that he is just going to say whatever comes into his mind and whatever the spirit prompted him to say. It was great. He was joking around having a great time making us all laugh but also he was serious in what he had to say as well. It was great

This last week we went to a burger joint to eat lunch and while we were in there we chained our bikes up to a tree and when we came out someone had come by and kicked my bike tire in messing up a bunch of spokes and bending a lot of them and disconnecting a few. I was pretty upset. Luckily one of the ward members heard about it and is helping fix it for me so I don’t have to worry too much. But it sucked that it happened at all. It has been really really cold lately and so I have been trying to find sweaters to wear from the good will. Because it’s too cold not have any. I didn’t know it got this cold. And people keep saying it’s just going to get colder. Yay. Maybe it would be worth the cold if there was going to be snow with it but that will most likely not happen which saddens me.

We had a huge Halloween party this last week as well for the ward. It was hilarious to see all the costumes and they had a chili cook off I about died. I tasted some chili and I swear they put acid in it or something because it was so spicy my lips burnt for two days it felt like. But it was so good.

Thank you so much or all you do I love you! God bless!

 

Love Trevor

Monday, October 21, 2013

Elder Bonin comes to Hamilton Mill


This has been what has felt like a very long week. It has been so great at the same time though. We had transfers this last week and things have been good as we are adjusting to each other. On Wednesday elder bonin entered the Hamilton mill ward with great enthusiasm and a strong desire to get to work which was so wonderful. He is quite the opposite of me for sure he loves instruments and he thinks that marching band is a sport. I am still very strongly that it is not a sport but I love this guy already. I am so happy with his eagerness to serve. He is a very hard worker and is always pushing me to stay busy. When it’s raining he wants to go out and I have been waiting for someone like him for a while. I love it. It is so great to have someone who wants to work just as hard as I do if not harder. And I don’t have to drag him around trying to stay busy and do things it is great. He’s so great. He has this laugh that could break glass so he’s always making fun of himself for it. It just makes me laugh.

I love after the sessions of general conference and stake conference they talked a lot about the ward members helping out the missionaries or more or less just doing their part in the work of salvation. It is so great. We are having no troubles at all finding team ups and people of the ward are actually calling us and asking us to go out with us. It is wonderful to see the ward change and have that desire as well to help us out.

I love it though I guess now I have truly felt what missionary work really is. The last three months I thought I was working hard but it really saddened me but made me happy at the same time  when Elder Bonin got here and because this last week we have been so busy doing so much stuff and it made me realize that we could’ve done so much more before he came. It’s sad to think that but I am glad things have changed and we are now working at 110 miles per hour. . We have been so busy that every night I pass out in delightful exhaustion. It is so great. I love that. It really makes me feel accomplished and I know I’m now doing absolutely all that I can do to better this are and help the work of salvation progress. I look forward to the upcoming weeks and what lies in store. Things can only get better.

 So this weekend Elder Dallin H Oaks is coming to talk to us. I am so flipping excited. He is coming for a young single adult’s fireside. And he agreed to talk to the missionaries with our own fireside thing before the YSA one. So our entire mission gets to go plus the entire Atlanta mission will be there as well so it should be real fun and I cannot wait.

 

Last week for pday we were able to go up to Amacolola falls. It’s this waterfall kind of nearby. It was really nice our entire zone went which always makes for a good time. Get to hang out with everyone and have a good time. I was freaking out because that was the closest thing to a mountain I had seen since I left Utah. So I of course had a smile on my face. I miss the mountains so much. The leaves are starting to change colors here. And since there are millions and millions of trees everywhere it is so beautiful. There are colors everywhere. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen. I love it. It has been getting pretty cold lately though. We can see our breath most days. And honestly I like so much better than the heat. at least I am not sweating to death anymore its more of an even medium with the cold air and all the energy used to ride a bike everywhere it is just perfect.

 

this last week we were tracting and we came across this guy he had a salt lake city shirt on so it seemed promising and we told him we were missionaries for the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints he told us he knew who we were and that he served a mission in Argentina. He then said that he used to be a bishop. And then said now he was an atheist. .. Didn’t know that is what a mission and bishop adds up too. but it was very sad. He went on to say he was sorry for us. And that the bible and book of Mormon are false. And can easily be proven false. We told him we knew that they were true and began to leave. Here in the south when you leave somewhere it is so common to say have a blessed day. Everyone says it, so you get in the habit of saying it. As we were leaving my comp said have a blessed day. And the guy had already shut his door and he made it a point to open the door and say I will not have a blessed day because days are not blessed and god does not exist. My heart almost instantly broke right there. I was so very mad and yet so sad for this guy. I wanted to just say how you can explain the world we live in and all the things on this earth you can’t tell me that all this got here without there being a god. I was very upset. It was defiantly a testimony builder to me. That god does live and he does know and love each and every one of us. The feelings that were felt at that guys door where very bad but as we left I could feel the love of my savior come upon me reaffirming me that everything was alright and he does live. I know he does and there is not anything that could change that. He loves us and hears our prayers. There is no doubt about that. Don’t ever forget it!

I love you so very much! All are in my prayers every day. Keep the letters coming and emails I love them so very much. Have a great week.

 

Love Trevor

Monday, October 7, 2013

Oct General Conf 2013


Hello,

 

This last week has been pretty great. Conference was defiantly the highlight of the week for sure. I absolutely loved listening to all the talks given. I felt that each one had something that I needed to hear. This was probably the first time I watched every single session of it. And I loved every second of it as well. I remember in the past it has always seemed that general conference was always twice as long as it really was. It would drag and I wouldn’t listen. But this time that was not the case. Infect it seemed as if it was over in the blink of an eye. I didn’t want it to end. And now that it has I am sad. I feel like it should still be going on. Never again in my life will I take conference for granted again. It truly is a blessing. I am so grateful for the prophets and apostles here on the earth today. I am grateful that they are worthy to receive direct revelation from god that can help bless every person life on this earth. We truly are so lucky to be able to hear them speak and listen to their council. And it is from god. It really is such a blessing!

 

Everyone really took care of me this week. This ward really wanted me to feel loved and they did a great job, the ward members and some other missionaries made cakes of all kind and wished me happy birthday it was so great. I loved hearing it from my family as well I love you all thank you! I really do love and miss you all.

 

This week while driving to the church to watch conference on Saturday I looked at my watch then realized that Utah is two hours behind. Realizing the time I then quickly came to the understanding that my dad and brother were more than likely out duck hunting without me..... Boy can I say I was and still am more than jealous. Wish I could go. But it’s all good. I hope you slayed them and had some good times. I am expecting pictures of all of them trophy ducks.

 

Thank you for the love and support once again I thank you for all you do love you!!

 

LOVE ELDER ROSS