Monday, June 24, 2013

The week.

This week was a great week!! There are two stories and one point that sticks out in my mind in particular that I want to share about this week.

The first one happened on thursday night. We had everything fall through the whole day and had a priest out with us the whole day. But then after dinner we had so many appointments we called Brother Eden out to go on splits with us. So I went with Bro. Eden and Elder White went with the priest. So me and Bro Eden went to a couple of appointments but then had time for one last one before turning in. I remembered seeing someones name on the ward roster as I was studying it the past couple of weeks. Next to her name it said "do not contact/not interested" I felt that we should go see her :) So we looked up her address and showed up at her door. I didn't know what to expect so I told bro. eden to be prepared haha. We knocked on her door and her husband answered. We had no idea that she was married. Well eventually she came out to talk to us and told us how she had been judged her whole life. She was covered in tattoos and piercings...i thought they looked cool too be honest. Anyways, we got to talking about how we go to church to please God and not people. We go to take the sacrament for God not others. She started to open up and eventually I just asked..."can we come inside and share a quick message?". She kinda paused like she was caught off gaurd and said "sure!". So we walked in and shared a message about the sacrament and Christ with her family. Her husband is not a member. It was really spiritual and at the end she said "you do realize that this is the first time in 4 years I have ever answered the door for a missionary, let alone let them inside my home" I told her I did not and that I was surprised. She asked us to come back this thursday and have dinner with them and teach them afterwards. I was humbled by that experience because i learned two things of great value: 
1. The spirit can soften hearts
2. The Lord's timing is everything and He will work miracles
She is an amazing lady with an amazing husband. We are excited to see her this week and get some food!! ;)

Second story is about one of the sweetest ladies I have met out here. She is about in her 60's and she has been less active ever since joining the church. The missionaries have been meeting with her for the past 2 years every week. Well me and Elder White made it a goal to help her feel the spirit whenever we walked in her house. Long story short, she came to church this Sunday. It was the first time she has been to church in 6 YEARS. She finally came. Her desire was strengthened. It made my whole week!! It was so amazing to watch her partake of the sacrament and renew the covenants that she had made with her loving Heavenly Father at baptism. God really does work through the Spirit to individualize the Atonement for our lives.

And that is exactly the last point that comes to mind. Through the experiences we have with the Spirit, the Atonement of Christ can be molded to our lives and can become a very personal, real thing in our lives. We feel of God's love through the Spirit. What are we doing to have spiritual experiences? How can we be empowered by the Atonement if we don't take the time to learn of Christ through the Spirit? The Spirit is the link between us and the love that Christ has for us. It is the single most important aspect in the doctrine of conversion...because only through yielding to the enticings of the Holy Spirit can we throw off the natural man through the Atonement of Christ (mosiah 3:19). Let the Spirit teach you and teach others how personal and relevant the Atonement is in our lives. What can you do today to have the Spirit to be with you? Remember the sacrament prayer and think about these three questions. 
1. What can I do today to remember Him
2. What can I do today to take upon His name 
3. "When obedience ceases to be an irritant and instead becomes a quest, then God will endow us with power from on high" What can I do today to make obedience more of a quest?
I promise each of you an added measure of the Spirit as you ponder these three things and allow your covenants to empower you to get closer to Christ.

I love you all. Great things are happening in the world. Miracles will continue to happen "as the Lord liveth" and as we "exercise our faith in Him". Remember this scripture. 

Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.


Elder Cutler

the HOMIE!! i love this kid. they say you meet your best friends on the mish...

elder roundy my man!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Gathering of Israel: #THEFLOOD

This week was full of revelation and inspiration. Me and Elder White are looking for more ways to build faith and find new people to teach. Well this week, we were converted to the fundamental truth of "Ask and ye shall receive". God exists and He will reveal the things that we need to know in order to progress His work. Because of the revelation from God, He led us to 17 new investigators this week and that's just the beginning. More miracles to come!

Me and Elder White were sitting down eating lunch and all of a sudden it clicked with both of us exactly what we needed to do. Let me introduce #THEFLOOD.
It is a new trend that we are getting started here in the Stillwater Zone and then presenting it hopefully to the rest of the mission. In Preach My Gospel it tells us that the Book Of Mormon combined with the Spirit is the most powerful tool of conversion that we have. Well we were also reading a talk by Ezra Taft. Benson and what he wanted to do was FLOOD the earth with Book of Mormons. He was on point...crazy how a Prophet usually is ;). Well we want to continue his trend and we have gotten it started this past week. In Moses 7:62 it says...

And arighteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear btestimony of mine Only Begotten; his cresurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a #flood, to dgather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called eZion, a fNew Jerusalem.

So what it is saying is that in the last days which is now. The Lord will use the truth from the earth which will bear testimony of His only Begotten to flood the earth and to gather His elect. The Book of Mormon "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" is the Lords tool to gather Israel and right now, He is hastening His work. We are no longer running from Babylon. We are attacking it. And the time is now to get His work done. Its time to step it up and to do our duty to help our brothers and sisters out. The Book of Mormon combined with the Spirit is the way we will. So why wait?! Thats what is going to start here in Stillwater, Oklahoma and we are trending it everywhere!! We need to help people understand why its relevant. Once they read it, we have the Lords PROMISE that He will reveal its truth to the reader!!  

Here's the challenge: Me and Elder White have made it a goal to give at least 2 Book of Mormons out every day for the rest of our mission. We ordered 400 copies and made this challenge to Stillwater and to the rest of the world. EVERY WEEK, PLACE AT LEAST ONE BOOK OF MORMON TO SOMEONE  YOU KNOW OR DON'T KNOW WITH A PERSONAL TESTIMONY IN ITS PAGES THAT WILL MAKE IT RELEVANT TO THE READER. Flood the earth with the Book of Mormon. #THEFLOOD...Trend it. Spread it! Do it!

So me and Elder White came up with a few step: 

Prayerfully ponder and consider who you will give it to.
Relevant; people need to know why the Book of Mormon means anything to us and why it is relevant to their life. (1 Nephi 19:23)
Act in faith, and KNOW that you are doing the Lord work (D&C 6:29-30)
Ye shall receive; this is the Lords work. He will give you oppotrunities. Take them!  (Ether 3:19)

This is an exciting time! We are apart of the Lords army to gather Israel. We have a duty and we have a promise that Christ will be on our left and our right....He will go before us. I promise you all that if we make the Book of Mormon a bigger part of our lives, we WILL be converted to the Lord and "NEVER FALL AWAY"(alma 23:6). This will force us to KNOW the Book of Mormon. Read it everyday. Find out how it is relevant in your life. Teach others why it is!! Watch the CONVERTING POWER of the Book of Mormon and the Spirit of the Lord take place in your heart and in the hearts of others.  Take this challenge. Help us spread it. What an amazing cause to be involved in. Hold each other accountable for it. A Book of Mormon a week is not hard. JUST DO IT!!

I love you guys. Keep on trucking. This is the Lord kingdom!! Get excited!! It can be fun if you let it!!


Elder Dallin Cutler 


tornado clean up for days

#THEFLOOD revelation



moving furniture oklahoma style

my new car...

i get more tired each day. the Lord strengthens me each day!! love it!! sick hat huh? ;) thanks parentals.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sleep is a tender mercy.

The first thing I will be doing in a year when I come home is take a day to sleep. The fact that I am able to wake up each morning is living proof that the Atonement is real and powerful and that it can drive us and enable us to physically and spiritually do things above our own capacity as mortals. Its for real.
It has been a tiring couple of weeks. On TOP of the missionary work that we do, we are doing tornado clean up about 3 times a week for hours on end in long sleeve, thick jeans and boots and gloves in 95 degree weather. We mostly lift trees and debris and pile it up and then burn it. I am losing alot of weight. That has been a blessing in disguise. ;) It truly has been amazing how the Lord can strengthen His "weak servants" to overcome the challenges and difficulties that seem physically impossible.
So recently we have been doing missionary work the most effective way possible. Some missionary's like to waste alot of time tracting and believe me I love tracting....but, there are better ways. "Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ" not to "invite only investigators and non-members to Christ". We have a duty to build up the Lords kingdom wherever we are. There are so many members and less active members that need to be invited to come unto Christ. Then, once they come unto Christ and "feel to sing the song of redeeming love" they will WANT to do missionary work because it is their duty and "perfect love casteth out all fear". The Spirit is an amazing thing and something that can strengthen our DESIRE if we let it. If we can help others build their desire to do missionary work through the Spirit, then that desire will outweigh the desires and tendencies of the natural man to be fearful or apprehensive about missionary work. All in all, the most important thing we can do in this life is to live in a way where the Spirit can always reside. Only in such an environment can spiritual growth be fostered so that we may "yield to the enticings of the Holy Spirit" and throw off the natural man "through the Atonement of Christ". What a great gift the Holy Ghost is.
So anyways, the "NETWORK" is what I have been calling it, is the way to do missionary work. There are so many different social media networks out there, but there are also so many social networks that can be used in missionary work. The Spirit works with and draws upon the knowledge that we already have. The Spirit will thus be more able to work with members who know their community and friends rather than missionaries who don't even know what's behind the door. It's a good better best principle. That's what we have been doing and it seems to be what the Lord wants, so we will "continue as we commenced"... :)
Other than that, I love the Gospel of Christ. I love it. It truly is the answer to all our problems. "All things are Spiritual unto the Lord", therefore EVERYTHING can be solved with the Gospel of Christ. We just need to gain that faith through experiencing it. It has been such a humbling experience to serve a mission. I can't believe how inadequate I feel, but I always remember the promise that I "can do all things in the strength of my God". Stay humble, learn to love, and expect miracles.
Love yall.
Elder Cutler
p.s #headbandgangordie

the crew again. driving to carney to do service again

the crew again. driving to carney to do service again

so beat

reunited with Roundy and this is elder platt. he's a baller

went on exchanges in ponca city and blackwell this weekend. dope!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Not so normal.

This week was so weird. Everything about it was not what I ever thought my mission would consist of. I got emergency transferred to Stillwater, OK with Elder White, we were doing tornado clean up all week, Elder Rasband did a short training for us, and the weekend was spent with a film crew from Salt Lake.

 So we got a call this past week from President Taylor telling us that the Quorum of the 12 was sending a camera crew down from Church Headquarters to film me, Elder Byrd, the Gauvins and the Edmond 3rd ward. We were told to be at the Gauvins on Saturday. Long story short, they filmed me and Elder Byrd interacting with the Gauvins, the ward mission leader, and other families in thh Edmond 3rd ward. That was for 6 hours on saturday. They filmed us teaching, talking, name it. Then we spent the night in Edmond and went to church where they filmed us in sacrament meeting and then afterwards filmed us walking around in the halls. They interviewed us, the Gauvins, and brother Eubanks right after church for quite some time. This footage will be showed really soon on Elder Nelson's worldwide training broadcast that will be translated into 66 different languages. The actual video will be about 4 minutes long, but the camera crew said that the rest of the footage will act as a sort of "District 3" but something new they will be trying with all the new wards. To be quite honest, I would have NEVER guessed that the Gauvin's conversion story in the Edmond 3rd ward would be heard around the world...the Lord truly works in mysterious ways and He has a plan. I will attach some pictures from the photo shoots and the filming.
Other than all that, we have not been able to spend too much time in our area. Our Zone is the biggest in the mission with about 24 Elders and Sisters and covers a lot of area so we have to do a lot of administrative work. Elder White is a baller. I love him. The Lord has blessed me with some amazing companions...I feel like I have been babysat my whole mission by some of the best people I have met my whole life ;) haha
Well I love you all!! Sorry I don't have too much time to tell you about my week. Never been busier!! Thank you for all your prayers and love, I seriously feel it. It's amazing!! 


dancin in the rain. sike.

this was part of the camera crew. they helped film all the "Districts"

the BUSHMANS!! love em

guess who we tracked down while in edmond!! MIRACLE!!

suh funnay

the most classic pic ever. missed this guy!

this kid from edmond 3rd writes me every week. His name is Carson Wilcox. I love him and his family so much!! so good to see him!!

the bros. Elder White and Elder Hanes. at the mission office after the filming. #glasses

Gotta love my Oklahoma mom and dad :)

in the middle of the tornado about to get in the shleter