Clifton, Arizona here I come!!

Clifton, Arizona here I come!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I need some Love down here in Thatcher...

OK, family, here is the deal, I will write you an email, but I need some compensation. I need some love down here in the (928). So, whenever you are free you can write me. Even if you are not free. You can write me. I give you permission.
Anyways, now that that is taken care of, how are you? I hope everyone is doing well. I know I am.
First off, Happy Birthday Aunt Karen, Hubby, and Elder Moore!!!
Things are going great here in Thatcher. Just like McDonald's, I'm Lovin' it. We have a lot of work going for us right now. We have a lot of good solid investigators as well as some good solid potential investigators, so now the task is to just Baptize them all. Hmm, nothing that i cant handle. Anyways, things are going great with Daleray, he is such a stud. I love that kid. He is still working towards the 5th as of right now, but we might need to push it back a week or so just in case. We want to make sure he is ready and willing to make these important steps in his life. He wants to invite some of his family to is as well so they can be a part of this spiritual journey with him. He is an amazing individual. He is completely ready, I feel, to make these steps and to progress continually in the gospel. So awesome.
So the other day, we saw a lady in our apartment complex that we see all the time. She is usually out with her dogs letting them "take care of business" if you know what i mean. But this time we saw her and said hello and then she responded with something I wasn't ready for. She said "You guys are just always so happy and in such good moods, I'm jealous"....That really hit me pretty hard. People know who we are. They know what we stand for. And most of them know what we teach. But they don't know why. They don't know why we do the things we do. Why we believe the things we believe. Or why we are in such good moods and what causes such a strange phenomena to the eyes of the natural man. Through are dedication and obedience to the commandments of God, we are blessed with so many things. We are blessed with one the Holy Ghost and its guidance, but we not just have the Holy Ghost. We feel the Holy Ghost, we literally feel the love of God in our lives and have a greater understanding of his purpose and direction. We are blessed with a purpose in this life, a reason for living and going through the things that life puts us through. We know where we are going after this life. We know where we came from. And we know why we are here. This is why we do the things we do.
As we are obedient and desire to follow our Heavenly Father, he watches over us. He takes care of us, and blesses us with his love. Why would we not want that in our lives? Why would we not want to be literally guided in all that we do by his loving hand? Why would we deny him the opportunity to bless us with his care? This gospel is so simple and so easy to understand and follow. I would not want my life to be any other way than guided by him in all I do.
I love my heavenly Father so much. I love his influence in my life and hope to always live worthy of his direction. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and what he did for me. Through him I can return to live with my Loving Heavenly Father once more. Without the atonement of Jesus Christ, without his suffering in the garden and ultimate sacrifice on the cross, without him conquering the bands of death and being resurrected, none of this would be possible, the world would cease to continue and the plan of happiness our Father laid out for us would have been useless. I love him. I love this gospel, and I love all of you. I hope we will all continue in our lives relying on our savior Jesus Christ just a little bit more and turning to him more frequently in our times of need. I love you all. So much.
Love, Elder Pierce

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