So to be frank...being a missionary is legit. It is just perfect. All you have to worry about is others. How perfect is that? Wake up, study from the scriptures and then you get to go out and talk to people about Christ the WHOLE day and not worry one second about anything else but other people. What a blessing it is to be a full time representative of Jesus Christ. It is something that we can ALL have. :)
The Holy Ghost has been on my mind recently. I think one of the greatest things I have learned on my mission is how to recognize and use the Spirit. The Spirit is real. It is a personage and has personality and character traits just like we do. The better we get to know who the Holy Ghost is the better we are able to recognize when we are being influenced by it. It truly is one of the greatest gifts God has given us. I feel so happy constantly when we qualify for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. As we continue to apply the doctrine of Christ, we receive a greater PORTION of the Spirit. It comes in portions as we live worthy of our covenants. It truly will make us happy.
So we got transfer doctrine early. Me and Elder Salmon are staying in Yukon together for another 6 weeks. We are STOKED. We should have at least 5 baptisms coming up within the next 4 weeks. They are planned for now. This ward has really just been on fire. It is an amazing ward. We are teaching almost every lesson it seems like in a members home and we are continuing to find new people through the network because the faith is so high in this ward. It is so cool to see. We hit 20 member present lessons this past week which goes to show how awesome this ward is and how hard they are working to continue to progress the work of the Lord. To be quite honest, we are doing nothing special as missionaries. I am constantly in awe at 3 things.
1. How simple yet powerful the Gospel of Jesus Christ is.
2. How weak we as human beings are when we don't rely on God for all things.
3. How God's power can transform weak things into strong vessels as we keep an eye snigle to His glory.
Obedience, faith, and love will move mountains...no matter what kind of "mountains" we are facing. Its really that simple. A lot of missionaries will always try and over complicate things. Why? God is a simple God. He tells us what we need to do in simple terms. Keep His commandments and have faith in Him. Then we "shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in Him". Stick to the basics.
I hope yall are doing well. I really love the people out here and just Oklahoma in general. I can't imagine being somewhere different. It feels like home. Keep writing me! I will try and write everyone back before my mission ends. That's a promise. Keep on simplifying. :)
Elder Dallin Cutler
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