Hola familia y amigos!
Bienvenido a 2015! Can y'all believe it, because I can't! But hey, life just keeps moving forward I guess, I just wish it would slow down every once in awhile. Well to welcome in the New Year, the Taylor's (my mission president and wife), didn't even skip a beat! We are doing a whole new initiative for the month of January as a mission. This month it is all about the Book of Mormon. There are several parts to the initiative. First, we are reading the whole book of Mormon in 40 days. We started on Christmas and we will end at the end of this transfer. Second, we are sharing a video with all the members, less actives and investigators, about the Book of Mormon, and third, when we contact people on the street that is all we are talking about. The Book of Mormon is something that sets us apart from all the other churches and so many people have heard about it, but when you ask them a question about it, they just have so many misconceptions about it. So the purpose of this initiative is to clear up those misconceptions, testify of the Book of Mormon, and to "flood" Texas Dallas Mission with the Book of Mormon! Also we have a goal as a mission to invite 40,000 people to read the Book of Mormon. It is quite an exciting challenge, but all the missionaries have responded really well to it and so has our ward!
We were asked to get the ward involved in asking their friends about the Book of Mormon and inviting them to read it as well. We have been giving out pass along cards to the members and they have been really excited about it! Also, we have a goal to read the Book of Mormon as a ward in 4 months, starting today as FHE and ending in the beginning of May. It was so cool to hand out the reading schedules yesterday and to see all of their reactions. They seem really committed to doing it, we will just have to remind them every Sunday! The bishop is also super supportive about the goal as a ward, it is so nice because he is just so willing to support the missionary efforts.
This week we finally set a baptismal date with our 22 year old investigator for the 7th of February. We are so excited for him and last night we brought a YSA girl with us and taught him the Word of Wisdom. He was really receptive to it and accepted it right away. What a miracle! Heavenly Father is preparing people every where!
I can't believe that I am sitting at this computer again writing another email. The time is just flying! I am so happy to be here in this ward, with my companion, serving this bishop, ward members and with the other missionaries. I can see the positive effects of our labors everyday, and it is amazing. I hope that everyone has a great week. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it is another testament of Jesus Christ! I am so excited for the opportunity that I have just to focus on it for the month of January. The peace that I feel every morning after reading it is just amazing, and I know that this book can guide us and give us direction in our life today! Thank you for all the love and support! I hope everyone has fun going back to school!
COME WHAT MAY AND LOVE IT