Washington Yakima Mission

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tender Mercies and Blizzards

January 2, 2017

This week was great! 

I'm finally starting to learn who everyone is! Most of the people in the YSA are back in town after the holidays, so yesterday at church there was actually more than 4 people. And the YSA is pretty big. It fills up a whole (small) chapel! I'm excited to get to work. They all seem really cool.

On Tuesday, I was on exchanges with Elder Putnam on the "Peninsula," which is the central part of Moses Lake surrounded by water. I also rode a bike for the first time on my mission. I didn't even break myself, even though we were riding in the snow. I loved it! Elder Putnam is a hard worker, and we had a blast cruising around town.

Elder Poloncic and I are seeing great success in our finding. We have been getting a lot of referrals lately for the YSA, and we have appointments scheduled this week with some new investigators. 

So before I got to Moses Lake, the YSA Elders were teaching a Indian guy named Verinder Singh. He was on-date for baptism and was even bringing his friends to church at one point, and then he dropped of the face of the earth without telling anyone where he went. His phone number was out of service, so we lost all contact with him. Yesterday, However, we got a text from our Elders Quorum President saying that Singh got a new number and that he wanted us to have it. We were super excited to finally get in contact with him! This guy is apparently very elect, and we are just pumped. Obviously. He hasn't told us what's happened exactly, but we are scheduled to see him this week!

Another guy that we were working with went to jail this week... So you win some you lose some, I guess. But the Lord always provides :)

Our New Year's eve was pretty uneventful. We had to be in the apartment by 6, and we spent the rest of the night planning. Our New Years day was fun though! 11th ward started at 1:00, and the YSA started at 2:00, so we're in church until about 5:30. That's gonna be weird.

My brain is pretty fried from everything that happened this week. It's been one of those where you've been super busy all week, but you just forget everything that happened. Haha. 

I've been thinking a lot lately about the Book of Mormon. Here's an analogy: What is easier? Navigating a dark cave based on someones explanation of the obstacles that lie in the way? Or just using a flashlight yourself? Too often, we get caught up in trying to solve our investigators problems with our words. We have the words of God in our lives, the "flashlight," but we get caught up in just telling people what they mean instead of just giving them their own source of light. As a missionary, we always should turn people to the source of the answer, not just the answer itself, because the Holy Ghost teaches way better than we ever could. The Holy Ghost is waiting to teach you from the scriptures, so turn to them daily :)

Love you all!
Peace and blessin's,
Elder Moser
​Elder Poloncic wanted a fancy glass for his New Year Martinelli's, but he could only find this vase haha!

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