Monday, November 2, 2015

Letter date 10/14/2014

Dear Everyone,

Well I have just been keeping busy and trying to spread the gospel to everyone. It was Zone Conference yesterday so that is why I couldn't email.  Elder Daniel L. Johnson from the 70 came and spoke to us. It was all about how members and missionaries really have to start working together to get the work moving forward. Its only the way that we are going to see truly converted people coming into our church. He said that everyone  you know isn't by coincidence. You know them for a reason, so write down all the nonmembers that you know and then pray about them and see which ones you should give the missionaries for the week. So we shall see if this is going to help or not. I really hope it is. One other thing that he talked to us about is how the next missionaries are going to be better than us, then the ones after them are going to be even better. What this tells me is that Heavenly Father is really getting his work moving forward and fast. Are we keeping up with him? I just encourage  you and everyone else to really help out the missionaries and really start talking to your nonmember friends! Its up to each and everyone of us to be missionaries not just the missionaries! :) So lets all go be great member missionaries!!!! :)

The best part about this week is that I got to go to 2 different churches and serve with another one! We were having an open house for our church on Saturday so we went to the next door baptist church and invited them! I even got to say a prayer! They are very strange in their church, don't really accepting when others have new incites about scriptures and if you are going to say something it has to be directly from the scriptures. Well none of them showed up, but it was a good experience to go to their church.  Then on Thursday we had this Interfaith choir thing that a bunch of the different churches from Sacramento go and sing songs from their religion. It was in a Catholic Cathedral, it was a super good experience, but very creepy. They had a life size figure of Christ hanging on a cross in the middle of the church over an alter. It was so uncomfortable to see that. He was dead and his head hung all to the side, it was really very not spiritual. I am so glad that as part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we focus on the resurrection of Christ about him being happy, whole, and seeing that we can become like that some day. It is just such an amazing thing to think about. I love this church and I will never go to a different one. One of our Less Actives that we are working with, she said that yes she is less active, but she will never go to a different church. Once  you have found our church you will stay because you will see that it has everything that you need and could ever want. Then she started to cry when she talked about her testimony of the church and asked us to come teach her 10 year old son and her nonmember friend that is living with them! So that was pretty exciting!!!! :)  Super cool and super fun :)

So this week has been pretty crazy, but full of fun times and great experiences. The mission field is much different than home, but its good. I am so grateful to be a missionary, its the hardest but best thing that anyone could ever do in their life. If anyone is thinking about going, I would encourage you to go! Really pray about it, but it will only change you life for the better! I promise! :)

Hope everything is going well for everyone! Hope you all have a great week!!!!

Sister Calton the younger

P.S. If you haven't seen Meet the Mormons you need to go and take as many nonmembers that you can! It will be amazing for them to see!!!!! :)

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