Sunday, November 18, 2012

Longest shortest week of my life. - Email 11.12.12

This week was awesome. Simple as that. 

Got a new companion, he comes home after this transfer so I am "killing" him. His name is Elder Jacobson and he is the EXACT opposite of me, humble, from idaho, quiet, hunts, from Idaho, loves horses, from idaho, hard working, from idaho....from idaho. I love the kid to death. He is a great example to me. We work really well together and the Lord has blessed us because of our willingness to obey and go to work.

Here's the low down. There is nothing more joyful, there is nothing more peaceful, and there is nothing more "desirable" than feeling the Spirit of God. The fruits of the spirit (Gal. 5:22) are the greatest. Especially love. Love is key. I love the people around me so much. We are all children of a loving Heavenly Father and we must love each other. Humble yourselves, repent/change and learn to love those people you are around. I promise that you will experience a sense of peace and happiness unmatched to anything else. 

So this week was busy. Edmond has LIT up. The Lord is hastening His work "to bring to pass the imortality and eternal life of men" by helping them receive the Restored Gospel. It has been awesome. A couple things I have learned.
1. Faith leads to miracles. 
2. Faith is a gift from God that we must ask/pray for... We must pray with true DESIRE believing "Someone is there". Then we "shall receive".
3. Faith is not just a belief, go out and do and have faith that the Lord will guide you.
4. If we trust the Lord, He will give us success, whatever success may be. (Alma 26:27)
Beginning this week, we had nobody to teach and I had to lead the area out, something I have never done because Elder Jacobson didn't know anyone or the area. We prayed and prayed with sincerity unlike anything else. Well, let me just tell you that we have had so much success we almost don't have time enough in the day to do what we need to do. It is humbling to know that the Lord really is in the very second of every minute of every hour of every day. This concept can be applied everywhere especially outside of a mission. We all worry about so much that doesn't matter. If we truly seek to have the spirit in our lives and trust that the Lord will guide us with His spirit, we have nothing to worry about. Alot of negativity has come about in this election. Although I am not supposed to take a stand I do have something to say about it. 

For those of you familiar with the Book of Mormon, and the Bible, there are COUNTLESS times where the Lord has promised that if we are righteous, we have nothing to fear. The Lord will protect His righteous people. Its a promise. So why do we pay attention to the negative and worry about what "could happen". I will tell you what "will" happen because it says in the scriptures over and over very bluntly "at the last day, the righteous will be saved and the wicked shall be destroyed". Isn't God's promise enough? So instead of worrying about the bad in the world, worry about what is taking place within the home. The central unit to God's plan of Salvation is the family. How are we making our families and homes a safehaven from the world. How are we making them a place of righteousness? It all starts within the home. It all starts with our desire to choose the right, follow God's commandments and continue to warn others of the consequences of sin. If we truly love Him "feed (his) sheep". 

I love you all and I bear you my testimony that there is nothing to fear. There is nothing to worry about other than pleasing your Father which is in Heaven. Strive everyday to love others. Continue to grow in faith of the Lords "mysterious ways". Continue to deepen your knowledge of the fact that you are His are sons and daughter of the "Most High". Act like it. Choose the right. I say this in the name of my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Love you all. Write me!! :)

Elder Cutler

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