mis-sion-ary (noun): someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may live with their families for Eternity.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Yo yo yo what is going on. The weather here has been crazy warm, they hit a high last week for warmest that it has been in the month of december. The last couple days has been about 50's or 60's. its been sunny, but in the night time it gets chilly willy .
The area is alright i guess. We are teaching way more lessons and having more less actives come to church then we ever did in arvada. Its a pretty selfish thing to say but we don't have the awesome ward members that we did like back in arvada, here most of the ward is really old people and a lot of crazy people. But it is ok, its not like that is what i am focusing on, the work is definately what needs to be done and if we are getting people to churcfh that is good. We have a couple investigators that we are teaching right now, one of them is frustrating and will not go to church even though she knows that the book of mormon is true and that joseph smith was a prophet. We have another investigator who's husband has been less active since he was about 13 but they are pretty golden, hopefully she will get baptized in the near future. So i have an awesome story to tell you, So we went to a house that we got from a headquarters referral and we knocked on the door and they didn't answer so we went and sat on a bench across the street and made some phone calls. Then we see the door at his house open and he walks out and sees us (its pretty dark) and he stops like a deer in the headlights, and runs behind his motor home, then we see him army crawl on this cement to get to his truck that is on the other side of the street and then we see him pop up next to his truck door and get inside and drive off. haha. it was awesome, that guy is golden and is going to be the newest member of our ward fo sho. aww good times as a missionary.
I am still on a bike, but the last couple of weeks we have been walking everywhere, this ward is tiny and my bike gets flats like nobody's business. But we have a member that is a bikologist and he found me some mountain bike tires that i can put on my bike so i am going over there to get those on today.
I did get a chance to watch the christmas devotional yesterday and that is what i will give my spiritual message about.
So as i was watching and thinking about what the first presidency was talking about with the church is to remember those that are less fortunate then you and to give to others that can use it more. On sunday we taught elders quorum on the subject of charity, and as i was thinking about the pure love of christ, i thought a lot about what christ did when he was on the earth and all the miracles that he performed to help the less fortunate. We should be taking our saviors example by generously helping others that are in need as well. When you are in the service of your fellow being, you are only in the service of your God. By helping others out during this holiday season, we will be showing our heavenly father that we care about him and through helping others we will feel great about what we have done and how we have been charitable for others.
So yeah that is my spiritual thought this week, I hope that you guys have an awesome week and that the holiday season is great for you guys. Have a good time in the snow, because right now in colorado it is cookin. LOVE ELDER GNEHM.

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