Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Transfer

Dear family!

Well another great week has pasted by. Another one is on its way. I got a new companion this week! He is really cool. His name is Elder Bishop and everyone makes some kind of joke about his name as if they are going to be the first person to say something so clever as just wait till you are bishop bishop and all those funny remarks. I love it. Especially because of knowing Dr. Bishop Bishop. Its been a good first week.

We had some of our investigators come to Conference and they had a really good time. One of them said that she felt the spirit for the first time and that she really liked Elder Holland. Coming to conference was really good for them. We then went and taught them a couple of days later and they both set dates to know when the book of mormon was true by. It was so cool. The Apostles are defiantly called of God.

Conference was so good. It was crazy how many talks were about preparing your children and your families in the gospel. I loved how at the end Elder Andersen said that none of the talks are assigned but how they are all by inspiration and how they come to the speakers by inspiration. Its crazy how the lord uses his servants to tell us how we can become better. How they can all tell us something different but have it come back to the same principle in the gospel. If the church isn’t true I don’t know what is. I tell all my investigators the church is either true or it isn’t. Its black or its white. There is no grey area. You can’t have a black object or darkness put off light. It just wont do it. So the church isn’t bad or wrong because there is nothing that the church does that puts off darkness.

Since I’ve been out here and have been going around to the different denominations and have been talking to lots of different people I hear a lot of stuff. I’ve been able to thing about the church and other churches and other beliefs as well, and I’ve one to the conclusion that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the lord true church on the Earth today. I’ve heard and thought about the comment ”I don’t believe that there is one true religion. As long as we are all working towards the same goal we are going to be ok.” Well that doesn’t make sense to me because that isn’t what Christ taught at all. It was that if you weren’t a part of his church the one that he organized while he was on the earth with Apostles and Prophets and, not only just a part of but you had to be living your life according to the teachings and the commandments set forth by God, You were in need of repentance. Then we learn from the reactions from the people that they don’t think what they are doing is wrong the honestly feel that what they are doing is right and they find the things that are right and true to be hard things to them. Which is completely normal. Who likes to change? Who likes to hear that they are wrong? Nobody does, but that is what they need to hear and know in order to receive the blessings that the Lord God is literally waiting to pour out upon them. This is my testimony that if we put our trust in the Lord and have faith in him, like a little child has faith in their parents, we will have better happier lives. If we run to him when we are scared or hurt or confused or happy or sad or down or troubled or anything he will be there for us. But if we do it for the wrong reasons he won’t help us out just like a child if a child asks or does something for the wrong reasons the parent isn’t going to just give in and say okay they are going to wait till their child learns the right way. I know the church is true and I know that when we become as a little child in the gospel and when we are ready to accept that we aren’t right and that God is right we will find our lives so much better. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

I love you all so much! thanks for the letters and the support.

Love Elder Haws

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