Tuesday, August 21, 2012

howdy mom and dad and kyle and anybody else that is listening, this last week was so awesome. ya win some ya lose some right? so this week was a winner. so district meeting this week was really good. i used alma 22 and talked about aaron and how he was asking questions that he was recieving from the spirit and how it affected the outcome of the lesson. it was so spiritual and the best part was the spirit was there so strongly. thats what i try to do in my district meetings. as long as the spirit is there and everybody feels it then i feel like im doing my job. other than that we had one of our investigators give us a call sunday night and say he wanted to be baptized. hes really cool. and really old too. he has lung cancer so he has like 5 years to live but hes a stud. he reminds me of grandpa. he tries doing things on his own but he cant because of his body. its funny. but hopefully we'll get him baptized soon. so this upcoming wednesday is going to be a half mission conference and elder cardon from the seventy is gonna be there and its going to be on the spirit. so it should be pretty dang intense. You should ask dad or kurt about mission conferences and how they go when a general authority comes. its the coolest thing that can happen on your mission probably. anyways, yea ive been in this area, at the beginning of next month, for 9 months. its crazy. i know just about everything there is to know about this area. im gonna miss it really bad when i leave which will probably be in a couple weeks but if i leave then the lord needs me somewhere else i guess.Well, you guys have an awesome week and. read the book of mormon. i promise you'll be happier if you do :) talk to ya'll in a week. love Elder Levi Bowen Heward
(this is a insert from Ambers mom explaining the email from Amber) One of Amber's most recent trials have been with her new companion. She is negative and difficult. ANd deals with depression She has had 6 companions in 6 months. Its been hard , She has learned a lot from this trial. Its taking her a few weeks but things are starting to turn around. I just want to mention this sister missionary specifically asked to be companions with Amber. Maybe she knew that Amber would be someone with enough patience to help her. So here is a email about where she is now with the companionship.
(Amber now has been with this companion for about 1 month ) Now i have learned My companion just needs to feel loved so im really working on that. And things this week have been GREAT!. She is really starting to loosen up & laugh & have fun so we've been doing great. I'v learned that if you have a problem with someone or just getting along with someone then look first at YOURSELF and see what you can work on and make sure you are being very christlike & are being the person you want them to be then they will (hopefully) start changing and wanting to be better too. Its weird how that works out but IT WORKS! oh & also prayers works miracles. I know Heavenly Father has had his hand in this. We need the spirit in our companionship so He has definitely made that happen. WE are learning how to work together and i could even see myself being with her another transfer which is crazy cause i didnt feel like that at first at all. I love you guys. Have a great week. Love sister Amber RUth heward