Monday, July 7, 2014

July 4th Weekend.

July 4th was one of the most fun days of my mission. It is still taking me awhile to recover from it all, but it was so worth it. 

Last thursday I did an exchange with Elder Hoddy (from orem) and we were invited by a family to go to a firework show at their "mega" church. The pastor saw us walking in with them and came over and made sure we weren't there to cause trouble, it was so funny. We had permission from President to stay out pretty late with this family and be with them at their church watching fireworks. We got home and in bed by around 11:30-12am and woke up the next day and went on a 3 mile run (we did that in 20 minutes which is pretty solid for a couple of fat missionaries). I was pretty tired. 

Our mission put together a booth at a HUGE July 4th event in Moore, Oklahoma. We were in charge of parking and manning the booth and oym'ing everyone we saw (oym=open your mouth/ street contacting) I don't think I have ever talked to so many people at once in one setting then I did throughout that day. It was hilarious. Once the sun went down, they had the craziest fireworks show I have ever seen. Oklahoma goes hard. It was nuts. So that night we were out pretty late doing the booth and watching the firework show. We got back around 12am and woke up the next day at 5am to go play basketball at the church. It was a long weekend needless to say. We had a lot of great things happen.

So this will be the last full week as a full time missionary. I don't have a lot of time today because we have to prepare for a Zone Training tomorrow and prepare for a bunch of stuff coming up this week. We will have another baptism this weekend for Jacob Mendoza. He is getting baptized in Arizona by his grandpa, but we have been teaching him for awhile now. He has a great family.

Another lady that we are teaching came up to us yesterday and said this. "Elders, remember that question you asked me about yesterday?" We said, "which one"…. She said "The one about baptism….well I was praying last night about it, and I have never felt such a great feeling before after praying. I want to get baptized." It was a cool miracle. :) We also found a lady through a referral. We have been taking out this kid in the ward who is 18 years old and he referred us. His name is Teran. He's one of our good friends out here. This lady has been reading the Book of Mormon and has watched "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration" 4 times before meeting us. She wants to join as well, she knows its true. All in all, the Spirit is powerful. People don't need to know everything about the Book of Mormon or our Church to know its true. They just need an answer from God through the Spirit. :) That's all it takes. 

We just need to get to know Him!! That's what it all boils down to!!

I love you all and am excited to see y'all in a week. #gag

Much love.

Elder Dallin Cutler

4th of July Swag. #YanniNation

I'm not telling you how many missionaries are in our truck….:) july4th at 11:30pm #apostasy #notCool.

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