Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trust in His Promise and Let the Blessings Flow

The work out here keeps on getting better and better!

I gave a talk in sacrament meeting about sacrifice. It was great
to ponder on the sacrifice of our Savior and what He did for us. 
I truly believe that as we come to know more about His sacrifice it is
easier for us to make the small sacrifices that He requires of us. He
only requires us to do things because He wants to bless us. 
Trust in his promise and let the blessings flow!

On Friday we had a sweet opportunity to be part of a youth conference
that came down from Iowa! Elder Reber, Sister Dawson, Sister Orton and I 
got to hold a mission prep class for the youth. We had 4
groups that we taught and it was great! 
    We got to share with them what helped us prepare for missions and answer any questions they
                             had about missions. There were some stellar youth in those groups! 
I wish I was half as good as some of those kids before my mission haha. 
But hey I'm living proof that you don't have to be
perfect or a scripture wizard to go on a mission! 
We got to eat lunch with the youth and the sisters afterwards and we were 
blessed with some delicious smoked meat  :).

This week I got to do probably my last Baptismal interview... it
was such an awesome one though! There is a man named Derek that some
Elders have been working with and he is so prepared to take the next
step with his relationship with God. We were able to go to his baptism
on Saturday and it was a great spiritual experience! We brought 2 of
our investigators with us to the baptism and we think they enjoyed it!
They both started talking about all their war stories together after
the baptism so it was a great time for them to bond! Then as we were
riding home with one of them and a member, 
he stopped at Culver's and bought us all ice cream!

This week for youth conference the stake went on a trek! And Natalie
and Dwane were able to go. They had such an awesome experience!
Before trek Dwane was a little unsure if he believed in God. But on
Sunday when we were talking to him about how he liked it, he said it
was so amazing! And that he is an 80 on his conversion scale of (1-100)
and he was only a 12 before he left. He is so pumped to keep learning
                        and be baptized in a few weeks! Natalie loved trek as well and is moving
smoothly towards her baptism!

Keep on loving life and I will talk to you again soon!
Have a sweet week!

With Love, Elder Odland


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