Monday, April 14, 2014
First off GenCon was fetching awesome! Bomb as always. Lots of crazy stuff went down during that one, aka the end of the world is really soon. Lots of talking about standing up for your beliefs and being exactly obedient in life. One thing that somebody said was 'why are we disobedient? What makes us return to sin and make the same mistakes? It's because we love Satan more than God.'.....Holy smokes! Alright there you go! So.....do better! Elder Ballard's talk Sunday morning can really help you guys out I think. But be sure to watch and pay attention to ALL of them! Throw down about Sabbath Day too. Whoo! Lots of straight voices of warning! Best be getting ready to actually stand alone for what we know to be true and pick a side. 'Even if EVERYONE is doing it, that does not make it right.' Lots of crazy things. Be sure to read them and rewatch them when you can in the Ensign or on your phones and online!
It's a weird situation. They just wanted to get us out of Tampa as fast as they could because we were kind of just wasting time walking around up there, and that's all we did. No lessons and no help from members. The missionaries part of Hastening the Work is already happening, an insane increase in missionaries. Now it's time for the members to do their part of the Hastening. The missionaries are there, there are PLENTY to go around. This is the prophesied HASTENING! aka things are changing, things are picking up and getting faster, if we don't keep up with it and change ourselves.....where will we be found when Christ comes? Being proactive or complacent? Helpful or hindering? Christlike or contentious?
Elder Bryson Davies
Monday, March 31, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
This week was pretty good! We increased our lessons by 400%! We went from 1 to 4 lessons ha ha! Not bad...we're expected to have 20 lessons. We're getting there little by little! Yesterday we had a stake ward council training at 6:30 in the morning in Odessa at the stake center. All ward council members went and Pres Cusick talked. He showed how many member referrals have come in from each individual ward up on a slide show. The average number this year for each ward was like 5 so he challenged the members to give us more referrals.
We taught a new investigator in the downtown Tampa library! It was like a "pass off" lesson with two metro sisters from down there. That was a cool lesson! We drove up to Wesley chapel to teach another new investigator named Nayelis. She came from Cuba like two months ago and is the step daughter of a member. Pretty cool lessons.
But yeah besides all that jazz life goes on here in the FTM. Keep up the prayin! Stay away from Satan!
Elder Bryson Davies
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
So this week, once again not a lot happened! Ha! Lots of walking. Oh quick question why is the flag at half mast? We don't know much out here about the world. We had interviews on Thursday with President Cusick. Me and him talked A LOT about exact obedience and how it's the
only way to success and spiritual enlightenment and guidance. I really took a look at what I've been doing the last little while and realized that I defs wasn't being exactly obedient and therefore I was frustrated and not having any motivation. That was a rough realization. But on Sunday when I took the sacrament I felt a forgiving Spirit in me and a remotivation plant itself inside me. So I kinda started back at square one yesterday! Me and elder James both want to be more obedient because we know we're just gonna be running in circles if we don't and we're going to be taken out of this area if we don't get things started here.
new ideas to find and improve and it was awesome! I'm seeing him trying to change and that makes me want to change too! The Atonement is for everyone!
Besides that nothing much else happened! Hope you like all the pics!
Have a safe week!
Elder Bryson Davies