Monday, March 17, 2014

March 16, 2014 Letter

Hi family,

Well it sounds like the busy life continues. It sounds like the triplets are in the hands of a very good doctor. I am glad to hear that. I am sorry to hear about Jaclyn and Justins baby. They will be in my prayers. We are very blessed to have the knowledge that Rosie will go straight to the Celestial Kingdom. 

Happy birthday this week to Ryan and Avery! How big is Avery now? Is she walking, talking, and beating up Jaxson yet?

Mom I did get the birthday card that you sent me. Thank you very much! I love getting mail. Also the weather here is starting to cool down some. I would say it has been anywhere between mid 20's to mid 30's. So it is still warm but not too bad. 

Well we had a little bit of ups and downs this week. Unfortunately Noel's baptism did not happen this Saturday. It is a long story. He is struggling with his farm a lot because there is a drought over here. It has been very hot and not much rain lately. He is pretty worried and isn't quite prepared to keep all the commandments. He still came to church this Sunday though which was really good! We are going to continue working with him. We have seen miracles in other areas though. We had 6 of our investigators at church this week! Noel was there of course, but then we had another investigator named Tara come and the Byamungu family also came. Tara is scheduled to be baptized next Saturday March 29th. So we are hoping all goes well with this one. 

That is pretty amazing that some of you got to hear from Jeffery R. Holland. Sounds like it was quite the Spiritual experience. We are so blessed to have apostles and prophets on the earth today to help guide us and to help us know what we need to be doing now. I know that if we follow what they say, we will never go astray. We can partake of the peace and the happiness that comes from the Gospel not only in this life, but in the eternities. This Gospel is true! Never doubt it. I am so grateful for the chance I have to be serving the Lord full time. I love being a missionary! As a missionary you come across people with a lot of different struggles. But I know that if we endure our trials faithfully, He will bless us more than we can imagine. I love you all! You are in my prayers. Have a great week!

Elder Low

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 9, 2014 Letter

Hi Family,

Well it sounds like it has been an adventure of a week. I am glad to hear that the triplets are hanging in there. It is very interesting to see how the Lord works. No matter what happens though, we are sealed together as an eternal family. And because of our Savior Jesus Christ, we will all have the blessing of being resurrected with perfect bodies. We are so blessed to have this knowledge.

That is exciting that Jeffrey R. Holland is coming to Cardston. I bet that will be a pretty great experience for the youth back home.

Well this week was just another busy week for us. We always do quite a bit of tracting. We did get a couple of great new investigators though. We had a lesson with a little family. The mothers name is Jody and she has a 15 year old son named Bailin and a 13 year old daughter named Chloe. The daughter has autism and possibly some other problems. They are a great family! They use to attend some church until the autistic daughter blew out some of the candles in the church or something and the priest banned them from the church. After that they stopped going. We had a great lesson though and Jody seemed excited to learn again. I really hope that family can progress.

Other than that we are still working with some of our other investigators. Noels baptism seems to be pretty set for this Saturday. He asked me if I could baptism him as well. He is an awesome guy. I am really excited for him. We also had one of our other investigators named Shannondore come to church yesterday as well. She is a 19 year old girl who lives by herself. I don't think she graduated from high school so I am not sure how much of the lessons she is taking in. But she is willing to give it a shot. We all learn at different paces. We are excited to see her progress though.

Richard and Leslie I am so glad that your family is getting so much support. You definitely deserve it. I will do all that I can from over here in Australia. Something that I have really noticed on my mission is how wicked the world is getting. But experiences like these show us how much good there still is in the world. It doesn't matter how hard Satan tries to stop the work of God, it will never Happen. The Lords work will continue to move forward. He will continue to bless people around the world as they turn to him in faith. It is so true. I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Elder Low 

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 2, 2014 Letter

Hi family,
I am sorry to hear the bad news about the triplets. It breaks my heart. I will be praying for them every day. Richard and Leslie keep being strong. You guys have been such great examples for me. I know that the Lord will bless you and your family.
Happy birthday this week to Claire, Brian, and Joanie. There are lots of birthdays in March! I hope you all have a great day!
Well I got a little bit of a surprise on my birthday last week. The sisters in our district surprised me with a cake. That was really nice of them. I am very blessed to be serving in a great district with great missionaries!
Well it seems like I just sent you an email since I had my pday on Wednesday last week. So this week might be a little short. We had a great week though! We had 2 investigators at church at the same time. I think that is the first time that has ever happened since I have been up here in Toowoomba. Noel was one of them of course. We have completed all the lessons with him and he seems pretty set to be baptized on the 15th. We are excited! He is a great guy. Our other investigator that came to church was Ernie. He has been really off and on, but we got him out to church on Sunday. You can never give up on some people. You never know when they will be ready to accept the Gospel. Unfortunately Tara still hasn't made it out to church. She works on Sunday which makes it tough. Her baptismal date is for the 22nd of March, but if she can't make it to church we will have to postpone it.
Something that I have really learned while I have been on my mission is that life is never easy. Living the Gospel isn't easy. It takes sacrafice and a lot of work. At times is can seem a bit overwhelming. But we should always remember in whom we have trusted. We have a Father in Heaven, a God of miracles who loves us and knows us. He has given us hope through his Son Jesus Christ. Never forget that. As long as we put our trust in Him and show Him our faith, we will never be given a trial in this life that we cannot handle. Not only will we be able to handle our trials, but we will grow stronger because of them. We can find strength through Him. He loves us, He knows us, and He can bless us with miracles. I know this is true! I know the Gospel is true. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have. You are all in my prayers. May the Lord bless you all this week. I love you all!
Elder Low