Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 12th Email

When I read your guys Emails or letters it feels like I'm getting new air into my lungs you know?:-) I get more pumped for the work. So Cheers for that:-) This week was crazy. But really good too. We found some really good people. This sounds kind of weird, but I have been thinking a lot about The Law of Chastity lately. You can really see how much more Beautiful, and Sacred life is to people when they are Living it. I have also just felt more in tune with Life in general. Lincoln is wonderful still:-) I am pretty sure we will skype for Christmas? I have no idea how to do it though hahaha. You know me. Did you guys go Fishing?? Fishing is lame here, you have to catch and release and the fish are kinda weird anyway:-) But we live close to a few lakes, so thats some good stuff to see. Those Picures of Dad, and Cody are Priceless. Those always make my Day:-) So we got to go to that zone Conference! We had to wake up at four in the morning to get there! Wooohooo!:-) We always say Lincoln is in outer Darkness haha. But Elder Kerr came he is a hilarious Scotsman! And he Quoted Winston Churchill a lot:-) After a massive Victory in world war two in N. Africa he said "This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end. But perhaps, it is the end of The Beginning!" He related that to how The Missionary work is kicking off. So many times I feel like I sort of lose sight why I am here. I feel so seperate from the world. But that helped me realise, I am still apart of this world and I am doing The Best thing I possibly can for it. We Bring darkness to the Light. What is lost can be found by the Lodestar, Grace. Elder Kerr also shared a story of His grandma who was a convert, and she was Baptised in this Mission. During World war two (Again, I know!) Her mom felt the prompting that there was Bombers coming to blow up the factory right by her house and that they needed to get into the shelter. But there wan no sirens that went off or anything. It was just a quiet night. But as she felt the Prompting, Elder Kerr said this Woman Full of Love, and Compassion started yelling for the kids to get into the shelter. Minutes later bombs starting going off because a German bomber had made ith through the british defenses and a lot of people died. God is over every single detail of our lives. I Loved Grandma's letter. Thank you so much for it. Our one investigator is doing really good, but she has had a really tough life. Do you guys remember that lady on 17 miracles who leaves for Zion and gets away from her husband? This is what is happening to her. She knows that The Book of Mormon is True, and The Fullness of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ is back on the earth. She Is an Amazing woman, and she is making us stew tonight!:-) There are so many people over that are way into music! I Love it! Way Good stuff. I can not believe thanksgiving is next week already??? What the..... I didn't know that until you guys said that! And you guys got snow?!!? Gah!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully we get some good snow here! Oh! Remember that one Elder's blog that i kind of stalked before my Mission.....? The one that his mom would update? He is in my District! I haven't broke it to him that i stalked him yet... hahaha. Elder Barton is a good guy though:-) I hope you guys have a great week. I will definitely as well. Please read that talk:-) It is Amazing. I Love the part where it says "There are those who always speak of themselves; they are either insecure or proud. There are those who always speak of others; they are usually boring. There are those who speak of stirring ideas, compelling books, and inspiring doctrine; these are the few who make their mark in this world." So lets make our mark, the world needs it. This is where I need to be. I know God really does live, and So does Jesus Christ. And they are shaping me who I need to be. I Love you guys so much. Thanks for being the Greatest:-) - Elder Wilson TRUE LOVE

November 5th Email

Ahhh guys. I Loved the Emails. ELECTIONS?????? It sounds like kit is so darn Cute! Good to hear about Braxton! I was hoping he could come to EBM:-) But Europe is better than nothing!:-) Ummm, That is correct about the word gutted dad, and yeah thats how you spell Lincoln. Tote in the hole is like a casserole/cake thing with crust on the top and potatoes, and cheese etc underneath with Yorkshire sausages in it. It's super good. Have you guys ever had yorkshire pudding? It's basically like a sunday dinner but they have these things that are like the crust stuff to a meat pie? I don't know how to explain it haha. But it is Amazing. Lincoln is a Gem, even though we have an hour train ride to our district meetings I Love it. The view on the ride over there is so Amazing. You guys would Love it, There is a whole bunch of birds. I saw a Falcon!!!!! It's so pretty. I am really excited to hear from Nanna!! (Grandma) :-) Oh and yeah Elder Jones is in Leicester. It's crazy, a guy who bashed a whole bunch with us and just wanted to Argue called us up like two weeks ago and told us he had studied and knew that the church was True because of The Temple, and The fact that we still believe in Covenants. So he should be getting Baptised soon:-)In Lincoln, There is that Wonderful Lady getting Baptised on november 18. She is Amazing... I know that one of the biggest reasons why I am here is not for her. There is this guy that they have been teaching for like two months. And he isn't sure if God is there, or if The Book of Mormon is True. But I went there on tuesday night, I go into his house and I see all these guitars, drums, etc. And then I just briefly told him that I Loved music. We had our lesson, then at the end he showed me the lyrics to a new mumford and sons song entitled "I will wait" and he said that is how he feels about God. That he is waiting for Him. After we left I couldn't stop thinking about him or that song. Then when we went back on Friday I think He had a banjo out!!! I told him that I was too weak sauce and I just got a Banjitar haha. But he had me play a song for him on the guitar. I chose, and decided to play "hurt" for him it touched his heart. The Spirit was in the room, and we started the lesson again. at the end of the lesson I related that I hadn't been able to stop thinking about him or that song. And that when I saw how much He Loved music I told him I saw Myself. And when I had my interview with President a few weeks ago, he basically told me I was most likely going to be staying In Leicester one more transfer. But I didn't. I came to Lincoln, and I told the guy that I felt that I was here for him. I am so grateful to God for allowing me to find, and meet these wonderful people. Giving someone like me the oppurtunity to help someone find The Gospel Path. Becuase really, Isn't it the only path if we REALLY want to be happy? I know I have so much to improve, and to learn still in The Gospel so I am humbled to know that He puts Trust in me. I want to be Worthy of His Trust. So Apparently Licoln has a super Amazing Christmas Market where a whole bunch Europeans come to:-) Halloween was good:-) It was kind of Akward because it wasn't too busy of a day so we were knocking doors and no one answered haha. But it was sweet, we had a really good lesson with a lady that day. That is so good to hear about taylor! Mission Presidents are So Amazing! President Rasmussen is So Amazing. He is picking up The Baptisms here in this Mission He has an Amazing Gift of Vision. And Dad, Please Keep up your Vision of The Missionary work there. i Love that thought. I think for Missionaries it's a lot better if you are in just one ward because you get to know the members. And obviously The Baptisms would bring these Souls unto Christ. Missionary work is so Amazing. And I would Love it if you guys kept Praying, and thinking about Finding. This is something I am trying To learn. To be A fisher of men. So Good weather over there? It has been pretty cold here:-) Oh, and Elder Thorup is from West Valley! He is a good Missionary! He is really good with people:-) We have a Zone meeting this week and a Seventy is coming to that so I am really excited about that. Those pump me up so much, i Love it. I hope you guys have a Great week, Thanks for Everything. You guys are the Best. I Love you SO SO SO Much. WIth lots of Love, Elder Wilson

October 30th Email

Our investigator didn't get baptised! But it's not because she isn't going to it's because her uncle who is a member is going to baptise her in Ireland. She is doing way Amazing though. Leicester has some Amazing people they are teaching.... But so does Lincoln!!! :-) I am with Elder Thorup, Super good guy from UTAH!! WOOT I Love Americans! Haha. But it was way hard leaving westcotes, and Elder Jones. tough days. But Linclon is a really pretty city, and is a lot smaller than Leicester. It has A MASSIVE Cathedral you can basically see from everywhere:-) BOston is right below me sariah! I LOVE this place. The flat is completely different than the other one. It's nice not getting hypothermia when you take a shower haha. They have had some Amazing people they are teaching over here too. There is a lady I just met. She was a Methodist, and wants to be baptised but her husband is way against it, The Spirit was super strong at the lesson. I think we are as far northeast that you can go in the Mission, but I got to stay in the same zone so I am well excited about that too. But Lincoln is so far away from everything... like district meetings are in nottingham which is about three hours travel time so that is kind of frustrating. Oh, I got to be in Lichfield for a day last week! By the sound of the name it sounds like a dump haha, but I actually really Loved it there. a lot. Good people there. It is weird being outside of Leicester because there is like no black people! There is a ton of Eastern Europeans in here and around Boston too though. I will miss Serving All of The Nigerian people, I Love them a lot. Oh, and lin is gone now too though. But he will make it somehow, someday. I know he will. Me, and Elder Jones have had so much crazy experiences. It is exciting coming to a new ward though, we are here to work. It's gonna be way good! That's crazy hearing about that storm. I hope people are ok. But yeah, me and Elder Thorup are going to find some Elect for sure here!:-) He is a super Loving guy. So I am way excited to Serve Him, and Serve with Him. I laughed pretty hard about the story with kit saying the goats were shooting berries!!!! That was so funny. Gah. My Emails are always all over the place haha. Oh! Dad! My first meal here was super good! Tote in the hole! Way good stuff. But the guy made gravy, but it had mustard, and mint sauce in it. Oh man... It was Powerful. The mustard here tastes more like horse raddish though, so yeah. It was so Amazing. And it was an investigstor who fed us! He is a funny guy, the window when we were cycling up to his house was steamy so he wrote with his finger "Welcome to hell" I thought it was pretty awesome. Ummm what else to say? I dunno, I am super gutted to leave Leicester but I am definitely feeling this is where I need to be and I am here to work hard! This ward is super Amazing Missionaries as well though. They are Fasting for the Missionary work this month. Oh, and this Area is MAASSSIVE!!!! You guys should see a picture of the bike I ride, It's a legend in the Mission haha. It's this tiny bike called the slammer which was made for about a ten year old kid but it was free. It was just in the little backyard area in Leicester, so I have been using it for the last Three months give or take a few. One time I was riding it and I felt like I was getting lower to the ground So I got off and to my Surprise the bar connected to the seat had bent to about a centimeter from the tire! It was pretty good stuff. I am still Lovin' Life. Smiling Loads. Living The Life. I couldn't ask for more:-) I Love you guys, I hope everything is alright, and I hope you guys are doing alright, and Smiling too:-) SO yeah I best be ooof. I Love you guys, talk to you soon!!!!! :-) TRUE LOVE- Elder WIlson

October 22nd Email

I hope you guys had a good week! sOme exciting things this week for you guys. The work is going great, Our Chinese investigator has to leave so I don't think we will have enough time to get him prepared to be baptised. I will miss him a lot. he is such a cool guy, he made us chinese food on saturday, and showed us basically like the chinese version of enya!! One of our investigators is getting Baptised!!!!!!!! Woot!!!!!!!! She is so ready for the Gospel. We met this sweet black guy who came to church with us on sunday, I don't think he even knows about The Book Of Mormon yet hahahahahahaha. But He felt The Spirit really strong, but had to go with his friend to take him to work after sacrament. Only one more week in the transfer... i can't believe that. Elder jones is still the man! I laughed pretty hard about Grandma's nickname for rusty! how did you like your birthday mom??????????????? I Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yeah, that is a way good song i heard it before i left. So i have been obsessed with studying the topic of light, or The Light of Christ. how light gives life to everything. I don't really know how to explain it, it's just super cool read doctrine and covenants 88 haha. I also have been thinking about Jesus as The Shepherd. I want to take care of the sheep that have been bestowed upon me to take care of. To know them by name, to be willing to do anything for them. I think I might actually stay one more transfer here haha. But I am not as certain this time as I was last transfer so we will see. So what is your guys favorite aspect of the Gospel? We have an investigator who has a lot of really good questions like why do we have bodies, and why did we have to leave God's presence. I am learning The Power of love, like when these people we are teaching are struggling, I'm struggling. I am trying to be where they are. To go down to where they are and with The Atonement bring them back up. we are being so blessed. I love you guys so much. TRUE LOVE