Monday, May 5, 2014

"the Lord ... doth bless and prosper those who put their trust in him"

Hey family,

Solid week.

Funny moment: 

We stopped by our Bishop's house and as his 8-year-old daughter opened the door she immediately did a jumping karate kick at us. She landed and said:

Oh! Sorry. I do that when I think it's a stranger at the door. [turned inside] It's the Elders!

She has good parents.

On Wednesday we went to see Phillip, who we met about a month or 2 ago. He's in his early 20s and he's just a genuine guy. He recently moved from San Bernardino to Riverside, where some of his family lives, but we haven't been able to catch him there. When we got to the apartment, we found out he wasn't there, but in the red car in the carport. He seemed slightly shy to see us. He told us he is homeless right now. And his phone has been off. He's been having hard times.

We talked with him. we told him of the savior's love. My heart hurt for him, and I could feel through the Holy Ghost that God knows and loves him. We shared Helaman 5:12:

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundationthat when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over yoto drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is sure foundation, foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

I know that there is a God. He is our Eternal Father and He is in the details of our lives. He will never forsake us.

On Saturday, Bro. Moleli spent pretty much the whole day visiting people with us. the last folks we visited were Ola and Maria. The Tongan missionaries found them a few weeks ago and told us about them. And their awesome. They're funny and they're just family people. They had a son pass away years ago. We had a solid visit with them, and they said they would read 2 Nephi 2. I know that's not much info about them, but just know that I really love these people and I'm just excited to teach them more of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

I love you all! :)

Elder Judd