Sunday, March 30, 2014

Play wolleyball.... I like serving da Lord

I hardly know where to start, this past week has been a whirlwind! We left the MTC and took the train up to Ogden. We trained for a while and then went right to work! We went out and knocked on doors at an apartment complex. We met four people: one girl who was inactive and wanted nothing to do with us, another woman who was busy, but said we could stop by another time, a man who laughed and slammed the door in our faces, and a member! We got the whole spectrum! It's difficult here in Utah because so many people know about the church, and so often people think that they know what we're about. If only they would listen for a moment, then we might be able to soften their hearts!
The next day we met our trainers and got settled in our areas. My companion is so sweet and I love her! We compliment each other really well. She's been here almost five months so she knows everyone, and I'm meeting so many people - I can hardly keep everyone straight! 

In this area, we work with a lot of people who are inactive (used to be members but don't come anymore) and people who are less active (come sometimes but not often) as well as investigators (people who have never been a member of the church). We also work with a lot of part member families. Luckily, everything comes down to the same understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Often we misunderstand something, or we are offended by something someone says. What is important to remember is that the gospel always stays the same. Another thing that I'm learning is that although there are many different ways to feel spiritual, there is only one way to be cleansed of sin and to return and live with God for eternity - and that is through repentance and baptism. The Savior died for our pains, sorrows, and sins, all so that we could have the opportunity to become perfect. We have been given this gift, but it is nothing if we do not take advantage of it in our own lives!

I know that this gospel is true. Faith, when acted upon, can bring miracles in your life! I am so grateful for this gospel and the joy that it brings!

I love you all, and hope you are well!


Sister Boman

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