Monday, February 4, 2013

Temple baptisms, Go Ravens!, and a new truck :)

Hey Everyone!!!!!!!!
Hahaha it was seriously another crazy week!!! so first off!!! Go Ravens!!! I'm stoked to hear they won! second stuff around here is going good but its been insane! 

last Monday's lesson with Jon Jian was awesome! He is the most humble and the most ready and willing person I've ever met. He walked to our lesson on monday and said the opening prayer and wow it was awesome! He was so sincere and the spirit was super strong we talked about what he had learned form meeting with missionaries in the past and then tought him a little about Christ and the Plan of Salvation and gave him a Chinese book of Mormon and invited him to read and pray this past week. We saw him again at church yesterday and he stayed for all 3 hours!!(HE ALSO WALKED UP TO CHURCH!) he said that he had been praying alot and he felt the spirt when he did! holy awesome!! we are meeting with him tonight and inviting him to be baptized! He is so ready! I'm super stoked to meet with him and work with him! 

We also had an amazeing lesson with Maollry last night!!! She's a college student that goes to EOU and has been meeting with the missionaries for about 3 years.. She had been concerned about not feeling the spirit and recieveing answers to her prayes. We started by teaching her about recognizeiong the spirit and all of the ways we feel it work in our lives. After we talked about that and shared some experiences she broke down crying. She has been trying super hard the past few weeks to keep the commandments and pray and study her scriptures and come closer to heavenly father and she talked about the feelings that she has been haveing for doing all of that! It was so amazeing! she all of the sudden realized how much the Holy Ghost has been testifying to her and the Spirit just flooded the room all at once. We invited her to asked on the awnseres she been getting and follow our Saviors example by being baptised by the proper athoutity. The warmth in the room was incredible and inbetween tears she said that she knew that it was what heavenly father wanted her to do at this time. She shared how her family was very apposed to her being baptized and that they wouldn't be happy with it but she knew that event then she needed to do it. It was the most amazeing feeling in the world! The spirit was so strong! I was able to say things that I wouldn't have said and share scriptures that I haven't read before and it was one of the most powerful spiritual experiemnces I've ever had! she is going to tell her parents about it and we are all going to pray for a date! How awesome is that!!! I love being able to help people see recognize the spirit in their lives! and being able to recieve impressions and feel the holy ghost testify of what is said is extremely amazeing and also humbleing. It really is a testimony to me how badly we need the holy ghost with us and how we couldn't share this message without him! So yeah that was flippin the best ever!!! I am so excited for mallory and all of the decisions sh'e makeing!!

So also the past week we were able to Travel to Boise on Friday and do baptisims for the dead friday night! I found a few names on dad's side that needed their work done and I was able to be baptised for them! That was also an amazeing experience. I could deffinitely feel the difference when I was able to be baptised for one of our family members!!!! I also found some girl names that need work done and I thought it would be super cool If mic and manda could have the chance to be baptised for them! It an awesome experience!!! 

On saterday in Boise we had the opportunity to be taught by Elders Ballard and Christopherson of the 12!!! That was so cool! we met as missionaries with them in a normal chapel and the spirit in that room was amazeing. They talked mainly about being the best we could be and how we could get better each day and that is really what I need to hear right now! We also got to shake their hands and ask them questions which was flippin cool! So yeah I had a bunch of neet expereinces this week but its been a little crazy to. Elder Razo of the other Lagrande area was sent home for medical reasons and me and Lehmullar are now in a tri-panionship with his comp Elder Bennett.. haha we are covering both areas and have the flippin biggest area in the mission to cover right now!!!!! haha we are going to be insainly busy! haha but thats ok! we are excited! Elder Bennett is awesome!! and we are just praying that Elder Razo can get better and get back out here soon! 

So thats about it! this coming week will be nuts but we're excited! I love you all! thank you so much for the love and support! have an awesome week!!!!!!! 

Love Elder Aaron Macattackmacfarlane!  P.S we also traded in our subaru for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma! haha its awesome! I'm not really a truck guy but this thing might have me converted! 

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