Monday, November 28, 2011

Times of Change

Well i have a lot to say in this letter and not much time to say it. Fist off, thanksgiving was great, we had two full thanksgiving dinners one at 1 and one at 5, I was stuffed. After the second we stayed with the family we had dinner with and play games with them.

Second matter of business. Lacey Allen was baptized this week. I don't think i have talked about her yet. Her husband grew up in the church but never goes because he is not  big on organized religion, but he encouraged her to go. She has been coming to church for the past two months or so, and about 4 weeks ago we were finally able to start teaching her. I wish i had more time to talk about her but i just don't, but the baptism was great.

And the final news is that Elder McKenzie is being transferred and i have been called to be a trainer. President Young called me and told me Friday night, I was very surprise, but very grateful for the opportunity. I am a little nervous and i feel a little inadequate for the call, but i know that the Lord will help me as i give it all I got. I know that if I love and serve this missionary as much as i possible can, and if i set a example of 100% obedience and hard work, then i will have done my job. 

So that is exactly what I am going to do. Today I am leaving to go up to Eugene. Tonight and tomorrow morning i will have training on how to be a trainer, and then we will meet the new missionaries during the day tomorrow. I am very exited, I really want to serve and help out my new companion. Please pray for me that I will be able to do a good job training. Please also pray for my new companion.

-- Fearless Via Faith

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I only have a 3 hour P day, because on thanksgiving we don't proselyte. So i dont have time to write much, but it was a great week. We were able to go and watch 4 of our recent converts do baptisms for the dead and confirmations at the temple. It was incredible! I am so happy for them, It was definitely a experience i will remember for a while. I dont have to write anymore, but i love you all. And I don't have time to explain why but it would be great if you all could pray for Joel Lewis, he really needs some help. I love you all!

Fearless via Faith

Monday, November 14, 2011

There aint no rest for the Righteous

I would like to start our my letter my congratulating my favorite cousin Spencer Williams on his awesome mission call to the Fort Lauderdale mission in Florida Spanish speaking! Spencer that is awesome! you are going to be great, I love you, I'm so happy for you.

On saturday we moved into our new apartment, so things have been very exiting and kind of crazy. right now we kinda dont have anything, no trash cans, no cups, no silverware, no shower curtain, but we do have beds, running water and food which is all we really need. We are making a list of things we need and the ward will donate it so we wont have to go with out for long.

It was another great week. The best experience of the week was probably our first lesson with Jeff. Jeff is the friend of Joel (who was just baptized) and he came to Joels baptism and to church the next day. Jeff had incredible experiences at both the baptism and church. So he already had felt the spirit and knew he wanted to get involved before we had are first lesson. We had the first lesson at Jeff's house, and we had a kid named Austin come with us to the lesson. Austin was baptized right before we came into the singles ward, and he kinda got to know Jeff at church. It was the best lesson we have ever had, and it was all because of Jeff and Austin. The whole entire lesson Austin was sharing all these awesome experiences and how he felt when he was learning about these things. We taught the restoration and Jeff immediately knew it was true because the spirit was so strong. We challenged him to be baptized and he accepted, he is going to be baptized on the 23rd, which is soon but he is such a bright kid and he is so willing to do whatever he needs and so i know he will be ready. It was such a incredible experience, I felt such a brotherhood. It truly was like we were his best friends just telling him the things that me so much to us.

I am kind of short on time this week so that is all i can write, thanks for the prayers, I love you all.

Elder Covey
Fearless Via Faith

Pictures of Jeff's Baptism from December 5, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

An Incredible Week

It has been a awesome week! In singles ward Joel Lewis was baptized, Joel was being taught in a family ward by other missionaries but they decided that the singles ward was best for him, we starting teaching him about 10 days ago and by that time he had already been taught most the lessons and had a baptismal date. Joel is such a incredible kid, he is 19 and has had a super rough past life. He has been going around for the past 3 years staying at different friends house's. He has such a strong testimony, his friend was the one to introduce him to the gospel and he started teaching Joel about the church. The first time Joel was taught he felt the spirit so strong, that he said he was willing to do whatever he could to be a part of it and to feel the spirit more often. I have really enjoyed teaching Joel, we have developed a friendship, i really love that kid.

Each week we either go to the family ward or the singles ward, we cant go to them both because one starts and 9 and one starts at 10. This week we went to the singles ward. The day started out a bit stressful because Joel was going to be confirmed and he was running late, we waited outside of the chapel until 10:20 when he finally showed up. So instead of doing the confirmation at the start of the meeting we did it at the end. It was not the greatest start of the day but once Joel got there the whole thing turned around. We walked in with Joel and his nonmember friend (Jeff) right as testimonies started. It was the best fast and testimony meeting i have ever been to, some singles in the ward bore awesome super powerful testimonies, and Joel got up and bore his testimony, it was awesome! the kid is on fire. and right at the end Joel's friend Jeff stood up and walked to the front, at first i was a little scared, but i got to know him a little at Joel's baptism and I knew he was a great kid so i knew it would be fine. He got up and express gratitude for the members testimonies, then he talked about how great he felt there, and how he loved the family feeling of it all. The spirit was so strong and he was very touched, we are teaching him on Tuesday. I am very exited to start meeting with him, he such a great kid and i already feel a connection to him.
I am very exited for the coming week, we have lots of first lessons planned for people we found this past week. I wish i could write about everyone we are teaching but, i just dont have the time. I love you all, thanks for the support.

Elder Covey
Fearless via Faith