Well I love you all!!
This week was an interesting. Well to start out Elder Butler and I were riding our bikes out of our apartment complex to go tracting and I guess Elder Butler didn't want to go tracting because he crashed his bike into a parked car and it was a pretty gnarly wreck. So when he got up he was in a lot of pain. So we ended up spending the next few hours and come to find out after some X-Rays that Elder Butler, bless his heart, dislocated his shoulder and sprained his wrist. So needless to say Elder Butler cannot ride a bike anymore so we got to go down to the mission office and get a car as well. So we are driving around in a car these days. So now we see Elder Butlers real intentions he was just sick of riding the bike and wanted a car at all costs. Ha-ha even though he tells everyone that asks about his arm because he is in a sling. Anyway he tells everyone that I pushed him down the stairs. Ha-ha
We had this awesome experience with this older man this week. We were out tracting and this guy let us in. he is 91 years old and started telling us old war stories. It was extremely cool, his stories were amazing. Of course he brought up politics and how bad he sees the country is getting and then he started to cry and talk about his friends he watched die and it hit me it was a strong moment but then he said some things that I will never forget. He talked about how all the stories he had told us "all the amazing things that happened were because this country was founded on god and the only reason we won the war is because we had the Almighty on our side. When you have him on your side you will never lose a battle that's worth fighting." the whole time he is sobbing and you could tell how serious he was and how really true it is. The spirit was absolutely amazing in that moment. it reminded me of the story in the book of Mormon when they are fighting wars and they are righteous and have the lord with them they are able to win the battles even if they have less people. But when they don’t have the lord with them they don’t win even if they have the same amount of people as their enemies. Always have the lord on your side. Live in such a way that others can see his light shine through you.
I love you all so much. Really hope you each have a great week. Remember that god loves each of you and wants to hear from you! When there is nowhere else to go then go to your knees.
Love Elder Trevor Ross