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Monday, March 23, 2015

hey family.

I hope this makes sense because I have so much that I want to share with yall but since there is so much on my mind I doubt it will come out how I want it.

what a great week. we had the priviledge to have elder Zwick of the seventy some out and speak to the mission. I was able to hear him speak twice. once he spoke to the ward councils in the the stake I am serving in and he said some great things. he gave us all many different ways in which we can all work together to help bring others unto Christ. using the strengths of the missionaries and the strengeths of the ward councils to get the very best outcome. it was so so good. but my favorite was on Friday we had a zone conference and he came and spoke t just the missionaries. and wow I felt like he was up there talking to me directly. everything he said seemed to hit me right to the heart and I swear was said just for me personally. he shared some very inspirational stories that have never been shared before. some when he was working with president Hinckley, right after he lost his wife. he told us of how president Hinckley was really struggling with the loss and he was traveling through England were he served his mission and he decided that he needed to restart. so he went to the apartment that he lived in on his mission where he had a very inspiring moment as he read a letter from his dad. there he just sat and pondered. leder zwick said that he doesn't know what went on but when president Hinckley came out, he said "I am all better". and he told us that everyone at some point needs a restart, even the president of the church sometimes.  I didn't think that I needed a restart but the rest of the week I tried to imagine myself and do all I could to gain a revamp of missionary work and spirituality. and I have I done so I have gained so much more excitement and energy for all that I do. I didn't realize that I needed it but it has blessed me so much.

honestly elder zwick shared so many things. my mind was and still is running a hundred miles an hour trying to take everything in. I wish yall could have been there. one other thing his wife actually shared. is she talked about the individual in each person. they are who they are for a reason and each person is special. I loved that. then she talked about becoming purified and sanctified. and how if we work on the inside then the outside will follow. meaning as we purify ourselves spiriutually and sanctify our thoughts and intents then our  words, and actions will also become sanctified. starting from the inside and purifying the inside will do miracles in purifying the things that can be seen and noticed from the outside.  

little chino Zapata is doing great. he is loving and progressing towards baptism. we were able to teach him the plan of salvation this week and it went great. we used little pictures and it was great because we would pull out a picture that showed a part of the plan of salvation andthen he would tell us all about it. in essence he taught us the plan of salvation. he is such a smart kid. he amazes me so dang much. he is such a great example to all of his family.

the sun was out and shingin bright and you can tell that summer is right around the corner. haha I am actually looking forward to the humid summer heat. even though I will probably deny saying that in a couple weeks when I am complaining about the humid heat. but we were able to break the bikes out this week which was so nice. its the best. if it was my choice I would be  on bike al the time. I love it.

here are some quotes from Elder Zwick

"don't worry, when you think you cant do it, heavenly father will help you do it."

"when you get close to jesus then jesus gets close to you!"

"I may not have a lot to give, but for my savior I will give my all."

I love you all so dang much. I pray for you. hope you have a blessed day.

Love Elder Trevor Ross

Monday, March 16, 2015


What’s up everybody!?

 

This week we were truly blessed. But we are blessed every week.

 

Anyway this week we did a lot of tracting. As we were tracting we came across this lady miss Luper and at first she came out to talk to us and she was a little confrontational with us. But as we just talked to her and didn't argue back she started to get interested. So we told her about a prophet on the earth today and that's when she stepped out on her front porch and with great interest asked, "how do you know that he is a prophet?" what a great question to ask. We taught her about prayer and the Holy Ghost. And then her husband came home and usually that is when we get shut down but her husband came out on the porch and was such a nice guy. As we continued to answer her question we were able to teach her, her husband, and their son the entire restoration and they really wanted to know for themselves. They understood so well and wanted to know. They took a book of Mormon and we are going back tomorrow to teach them again.

 

While I was on exchange with one of the zone leaders my comp, Elder Jensen, and the other zone leader were able to find another family along the same lines who is so ready and prepared to hear the gospel. Things are picking up so quickly!

 

Little chino Zapata is preparing to get baptized as well. So we have been going through the lessons with him and helping him and his family plan the baptism for him. They are all so excited. His dad is a member but his mother and brother are not and it is cool to see how excited they are for him to get baptized as well. They have invited a lot of non-members to come to the baptism. He is such a cool kid with such strong faith. April 11th will be a great day when he is baptized.

 

Elder Jensen and I have decided that we are going to open up a harmonica band. We have some sheet music for the harmonica and they are primary hymns and so we are going to learn the primary hymns pretty good on the harmonica and then put on a concert at dinners with the members. Ha-ha I know what you are thinking," they are so cool", but hey we are just doing what we can.

 

This next week, Elder Zwick of the seventy is coming to the mission and we have like 3 days of long meeting with him. I am not looking forward to being inside that long. But I am way excited to hear what he is going to teach us. I am looking forward to things we are all going to learn.

 

Well I love you all. I love to hear from all as well. Let me know how things are going.

 

Elder Trevor Ross

3032 Harbor Creek Pkwy

Canton, GA 30115