Monday, July 22, 2013
This week had to have been one of the most legit weeks ever. God showed His power for sure!! So the focus has been finding the elect. We have been finding way to many people to teach and seriously it was becoming a problem because everyone we would talk to in the store, in the elevator, on the street and even in the bathrooms would want us to come back. A lot of them though are not willing to do what it takes to sacrifice and change their lives to become closer to God, so those are the people we have been praying for recently and God definitely answered prayers. People out there are searching for truth. So it all started with an Elephant and a poem about 3 blind men. We took an elephant and cut it into pieces and asked people to pretend that it was a real elephant and asked them to describe what each piece of the elephant felt like. When handling the trunk, people described it as "snakelike" when describing the ear the described it as "flat" when describing the foot they said "thick". Each person was describing truth, but what does an elephant really feel like? No one will ever know unless you have the whole elephant to look at and to describe. Thus, a restoration of Christ's church had to be had and all truths had to be restored. It has been a huge success around here.First story, we were visiting some less actives and they bailed so we talked to all their friends and we met this lady on her doorstep who expressed interest after talking about prophets. Long story short, SHE HAS NEVER BEEN BAPTIZED and she has lived in Oklahoma her whole life. That was a first. She said she had been waiting for a restoration. She believed in prophets. We taught her on her doorstep and she is now set to be baptized. Pretty cool.
Elder Dallin Cutler :)
we like to fish.
the man himself.
daily lunch reading sessions with elder white.... ;)#missionaryMode
Monday, July 15, 2013
Love,Keep on enduring.Well, life goes on. One more year and I will be home. Its scary to think how fast time has gone, but its humbling to see what the Lord has done with so little time. Our "time" is irrelevant to God, He has His own timing, and its perfect.My mind has been on the power of making and especially keeping covenants. We are a covenant people. It takes sacrifice to build strong faith. It has given me a new perspective on life. Life was never meant to be easy. Christ never had it easy. He sacrificed His all. Why wouldn't we be willing to do the same? What is holding us back? If we are not willing to sacrifice and consecrate our ALL, we will NEVER be able to produce the faith in Christ that is necessary for our salvation. Sacrifice and covenants are crucial. We must remember them.So this past weekend the highlight had to have been Rob's baptism. He is THE MAN!! I wish I could describe to you in detail how much change has taken place. The power of the priesthood and fasting has been manifested through this guys conversion. He has smoked his whole life, drank his whole life and just lived a life outside of the gospel for sure. Well we went to him Saturday after receiving an extremely strong prompting and said "Rob, we know it is Heavenly Fathers will that you quit smoking tonight so you can be baptized in a week". That was last Saturday. We gave him a blessing on Sunday and he did it. He was baptized on Saturday and brought his whole family to the baptism and then to church the next day. Truly we witnessed a miracle. Faith was built in all aspects. We asked our ward mission leader to Baptize and confirm him and that was the first time he was able to do that. It was such a cool experience!! He is now moving towards the temple and we will hopefully be teaching his family soon. God is a god of miracles. Who would have thought?So much has been happening out here in Stillwater. We are working hard and it is really hot always. Our Zone is now the youngest zone in the mission. Almost every companionship in our zone has a new missionary that is being trained. So much faith and love from these young missionaries.
Elder Cutlerp.s this is rob and his family.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
,It's a cool subject so I thought I'd just do it. Whatever.This week has been legit. It has been frustrating, exciting, stressful, hot, busy, funny, spiritual, and full of miracles...normal. I have hit a point on my mission where it would be impossible to be more tired. I have accepted the fact that I will be this way for another year, and it will probably get worse when I have a family of my own. I wish I would have slept more when i was younger.
we there where God has asked us to be even when we don't have the time? Are we there doing what God has asked us to do even if we don't have the time? Are we there feeling what God wants us to feel even if we don't have the time? How much do we love God? Do we trust Him enough to sacrifice the things of the world that lull us into carnal security? I hope I do. Its a process that I am striving everyday to become better at by yielding to the enticings of the Holy Spirit and allowing the Atonement to strengthen me. i hope you will too. We ALWAYS have time for God.
It's cool though.
is this a National geographic picture or an "Elder Cutler and White productions" picture?