Monday, September 25, 2017

Time Flies When You're Teaching Kids

*Ahem* Is this thing on? Testing, testing, one two three." *Ah Ahem* 
GOOOOOD Morning family and friends and pets! I hope you are all having a great life!

My week just flew by! That is what happens when your last P-Day is on a Tuesday and you're week is reduced by one day. But ALSO because I taught kids a lot again, and teaching kids is just SO much fun! Mayfer and his 8 year old sister Hailey are officially on date for the 7th of October, which is exciting! And Diana shouldn't be too far behind ^-^ We have been teaching a lot recently, and it is loads of fun!

We actually had a really cool experience this week with a member. So rewind, last week we actually did an activity with all of the youth in our ward! There are quite a few of them here. We talked about how to answer different questions that their friends had or would ask them about the church. Then we helped them prayerfully pick a name of one friend or acquaintance to share the Gospel with. Fast forward to modern day, a girl in our area was freaking out when we came by one night because the English missionaries just so happened to talk to a boy on the street that was the friend she had chosen to share something with! They gave him a Book of Mormon and everything! So if that wasn't cool enough, Elder Eldredge and I were stuck on bikes for a couple days, and we talked to a kid on a street corner. He said he had talked to missionaries before. We looked at each other and asked if he knew the member girl in our are. Yep. It was the SAME GUY! If that isn't a sign that he needs to be taught, I don't know what is!

Anyways this week was good, we got a lot done :)

I went on exchanges this week with Elder Schultz, my district leader, who is just SO awesome! I love the guy! Anyways, on that exchange I came to learn a lot about faith. I always knew that faith was to believe in things which are not seen, which are true. I also knew that faith required action. But there is more to it than that. Faith means that you act on things hoped for, and then comes the evidence of things not seen. Faith is like an experiment, Alma says: you open your mind to the possibility of something, you act based on that possibility, and then you receive evidence that is true. That means faith is acting something that is NOT certain. Faith is not a perfect knowledge. Faith precedes knowledge. So if you ever feel something that seems like the Spirit, and you are afraid to act on it because you don't KNOW if it is the Spirit, well that is the point! You aren't supposed to know! We don't KNOW anything when we get here! Why? It teaches us faith. Then with the limited knowledge we can obtain, we must still choose to follow God. So when that feeling comes and you are unsure, quit worrying! If it is good, do it. You will learn very quickly what is and isn't the spirit if you follow that principle.

Well, life is crazy, but it can be fun! Enjoy it :) I love you all! If you get the time, shoot me an email, I will respond within two weeks. I would love to hear from any and all of you, big emails or one sentences. Haha have a great week!

Elder Poulson

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