July 4, 2016
Thank you for the wish Fourth of July wish, I wish you a happy Fourth of July. For the 4th of July celebration we made root beer floats and ate at a good, relatively speaking, Mexican restaurant.
This is transfer week this week, and Elder Illum and I are staying together for a 3rd and this will be my fourth transfer here in Minden. The work has been slow the last few weeks but it is a brighter future.
This past week we ate at our Branch president’s house and had tacos, we also ate at an older member’s house this past week and she made us stuffed peppers.
We have district meeting this coming week. In Minden we usually write emails from the church.
There is probably more farms in our area than houses, the farms are mostly corn, wheat, and raps plants.
Mom said the sister missionaries want you to ask someone to the house to be taught. I have been trying my whole mission to get such an appointment without success. I sympathize with those sisters. Something you could also have the sisters do that they will like is invite them to do service, either at our house or at a home teaching family’s house or something, the missionaries love doing that, as you may remember from your mission.
Scripture of the week: Alma 4:4, “And they began to establish the church more fully; yea, and many were baptized in the waters of Sidon and were joined to the church of God; yea, they were baptized by the hand of Alma, who had been consecrated the high priest over the people of the church, by the hand of his father Alma.
Quote of the week is: "One nation under God." The Pledge of Allegiance
I liked the quote you that you sent me, I hope that you have a good week. (The quote he is talking about: Alma 31: 5, "And now, as the preaching of the word had a great tendency to lead the people to do that which was just--yea, it had had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword, or anything else, which had happened unto them--therefore Alma thought it was expedient that they should try the virtue of the word of God."….the word of God was more powerful than the sword for leading people to do the right thing--because it is as Joseph Smith said, "I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves" rather than forcing people because then it not done by their own learning and agency.
Elder Spencer Fisher