Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This is Halloween

!Hola!

     That is hello in Spanish, I hope everyone enjoyed that. If you are looking for fun, a great game that we played with members last week was call Uchtdorf or Dumbledore and it is online. I lost, but had a blast losing. Some of the quotes you would not believe how close they are. It was a really fun night. I would encourage everyone to have a fun Family Home Evening at least once a week. I am planning on having some outrageous exciting ones with my family one day. Always fun to keep things exciting. My score was up and down throughout the night but hey, a few dips just builds character.

     This past week was kinda of a dip at one point because dear Amy and Mike both lost their baptismal dates and does not look like it will come back any time soon. Just the way that it goes sometimes. We will continue to meet with them and do what we can to help them progress and remain friends and support. Others we have been working with are doing really well and hopefully they can continue down the path we are helping them find. Sometimes it's a big mess but with the Rod of Iron can be quite helpful.

     One huge mess this past week was a Missionary Pig Party at a members house. To my surprise we didn't have our forks, and that would have been very helpful but we all had lots of good laughs. The sisters wont soon forget that night. I was nice and stubborn and I made a burrito. It did, however, become a little bit awkward and we got saved by a phone call to go to mission prep.

     Elder Liptrott and I taught Mission Prep as well as Sunday School at church. We are quite the duo and are really good at getting everyone to laugh, even if they just laugh at us. We got to teach about prayer and Heavenly Father. Both are so amazing and go hand in hand. I am so thankful that we have such a loving Father In Heaven.

     This past week was so much fun, they always are and I hope that everyone has a good week over these coming days. I love you all so much and know that everything happens for a reason.

With Love For each of You,
Elder Wyatt

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Turning of the Leaves

Hey brothers and sisters!

     Well, things are booming for us in Canon and it is so great to see. Elder Liptrott and I are working hard and results are following. We have been out knocking on doors and sitting down with a lot of our new investigators. The spirit has been with us and it makes our lessons so powerful. One of the best feelings in the world is when you feel the spirit testifying through you and then you see in the eyes of the person you are teaching feel that same spirit. Its powerful.

      We had many powerful lessons once more this week and we are finding that as we place our trust in the Lord, He guides us and fills our mouths as to what to say. Dakota, Cindy, and Lane are 3 of our investigators who are progressing well. We meet with each one of them and you could see when they knew that hat we shared was true. The challenge came when they had to decided for themselves if they would act on our invitations. Dakota has come to the conclusion that it is all true by the facts of it, he is convinced. But that won't do any good until he is converted. Two very different things. When one becomes converted, then you find the invitations being met with gladness. Lane and Cindy have both sat down with us and felt the blessings that can come from our message, both are hesitant because they are scared to place their trust and hope in God because of past experiences. I can promise everyone that life is not easy, and that we do not have to do anything alone. But it requires us seeking out His hand for strength. It can be scary, but its foolproof. 

     Two of our most progressing investigators are Amy and Mike. They both have set baptismal dates are working towards them well. This can often be the toughest time because of outside forces that can almost seemed bent on keeping someone from baptism. I will ask those of you who read this to please pray for them. Prayers are so wonderful and like the spirit are powerful. They have results. I know that to be true because I see it everyday.

     My by far personal favorite lesson of the week was Jane Traxler. She is a kind woman who has been meeting with us to get answers to the questions she has had her whole life. One of the best parts of the Restored Gospel is the simple pure truths that come with it and how the questions of our souls can be answered. As we taught about the Spirit World and the chances that come to those who did not get a chance in this life, she broke down in tears of joy. She hated those who said that infants who die before baptism are doom to hell. We know that is not true and that everyone has a chance, not born into a world to be punished for nothing they did. It was a strong lesson and she felt the spirit very strongly. Very excited to see her again this week.

     Prayer. If there is one thing I want everyone to do this week. Those who are LDS and those who are not. As well as those who are not religious in any means. Talk to Heavenly Father. Pray to God, if it is a simple question like "Are you there?" or something bigger like a request for help. He hears everything. He will answer you. You can know that for yourself. For those who have access to a Preach My Gospel (it is online for anyone who wants to do this too at lds.org) Go and read "Pray with Faith" on pg. 93. Take the time to kneel and talk for a while. Pray vocally when you are alone. Listen and focus on your feelings. Answers come in many ways: Yes, No, or no answer just yet because something better is in store. Other people can be answers to your prayers, let yourself find comfort in prayers. I take a nice chunk of time each night to talk with Father and it is the best feeling in the world to know that He understands me. He understands you, He loves you.

Love,
Elder Wyatt



Photos:
We saw some funny Halloween signs and decorations
I made Sister  Hoers planner and she made mine :)
Having fun with the leaves






Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time Clicks By

Hey Everyone!

     This week was one of the most powerful weeks I have had my entire mission. Elder Liptrott and I have been working hard and we are seeing some great results of it all. It is a rich blessing to be where I am and doing what I am doing.

     Our week was joined by some fun weather! We had one day with quite the downpour. It was exciting really. We stayed off of our bikes because it was not the safest weather to bike in, but we walked with our umbrellas and wore some warmer clothes. Elder Liptrott made fun of my pink tie so I had him wear my other one. We were almost matching, pretty funny. But we had a lesson with Lane, whom we have been seeing for a little bit and it was amazing. The sisters joined us and we even have Heavenly Fathers Help because he would make the rain nice and quite it when it was a spiritual moment. He is so great like that! :) We bore some great testimony and came back two days later because she wanted to meet again soon! We were joined by the sisters both times and we would just sit outside and chat. Yes, the first time we stood in the pouring rain as we read Mormon 9 (A great chapter I highly recommend). She asked us about polygamy, of course, but then asked when she could come to church! Just the start of our great lessons.

     Another Fantastic Lesson we had was with Amy. It too was in the rain and it was also joined by the spirit of the Lord! She sang to us at one point and Elder Liptrott joined in at the part about Romeo and Juliet. It was great! She joined us for church and as she was sitting with us listening, she informed us that she read and prayed and knew everything was true! That was wonderful news to hear and got us very excited to meet with her again this week!

     Overall the past week was really nice. We danced in the rain, because that's how I live my life, and we went tracting and found plenty of people who did not like us. For the first time I had to show my ministerial card. It says that people should head my message and that was nice for him to read! We got to be nice and silly with one another. When we played sports after mission prep, we played chair soccer, it was insane cause we had a small army playing and two balls at one point.

     A neat thing that did occur on a personal level was Sis. Ikahihifo came and had exchanges with the sisters and I got to teach with her at both of the previously mentioned lessons. She was there back when I was being trained and still had half her mission to go. But just like the song goes, the time came and she leaves this Thursday after a great 18 months. She was my mission mom and it was hard to see her go but I am the missionary I am today thanks to the example she lead for me. So if you ever see a loud Polynesian walking around BYU with a hard last name to say, that's my mama and she is someone to say thanks too!

     Well, another week down and a brand new transfer starts today! This past one was only 5 weeks, so the next will be 7 weeks long. So maybe it will seem longer next time but all is going so well and I love everyday. I know that it is all because of Christ and the fact that I try to follow his footsteps everyday. I am not perfect, but I try my best and that is all that I can do. Stay classy and do not sin please, thank you!

For now,
Elder Wyatt



Photos from Elder Wyatt:

1) Elders Wyatt and Liptrott enjoying the rain
2) Fun in the rain :)
3 & 4) With Elder Wyatt's mission Mom
5 & 6) Last district meeting of the transfer







Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Someone Already Has

Hey All!

     It has been a great week. Always is, but I must include it. Well folks, it is with love that I say that I am getting to a point where I might stop writing so much. Let me know what y'all think. This week will be a little lighter and you can decide what I do in the future. Know that I still love each of you and my hair is still fantastic, but that's right back to the nonsense I include.

     Something that is not nonsense are the Adventures of Possum and Bat! We had a great week and we had some powerful lessons. Two of our new investigators, Jane and Lane, are progressing pretty well. We sat down with both this week and the lessons went great. The spirit was so strong. We have return appointments and I am very excited to go back. If y'all feel it, pray for them please. Pray that they will recognize the promptings of the spirit please. That would mean a lot to me.

     Two great things we got to watch this past week were Meet the Mormons and General Conference. Both were so fantastic. The movie is pure and uplifting. Made by the church, but not a "church" film by any means, and it is so neat. Please watch it if you have not. You will like it. On that same note, General Conference was amazing. Each talk was so great. I would recommend two: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk in the Saturday morning session and, my personal favorite, Elder Jorg Klebingat's. I will put links to both below as well as a song from Meet the Mormons I really like.

     Church is true, I know it, you can to. Even if you do know it, pray and ask for a confirmation. Remember, if something ever happens to you, a wrong doing or a malice, and you feel the need to think "that someone needs to pay for it," please, please remember, Someone already has.

Until next week!
- Elder Wyatt


President Uchtdorf:
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2014/10?lang=eng&vid=3820970221001&cid=12

Elder Klebingat:

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2014/10?lang=eng&vid=3821222904001&cid=8

Meet the Mormons Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GytW_rgr0RM


Photos:

1) I made cookies!
2) Mission Posterity
3) Smelling the Roses
4) Watching Conference! (with big tie knot)