Monday, December 7, 2015

October 20, 2015 Email

Hey Fam! The week here has been good. We worked quite a bit with some YSA members for a majority of the week. It's always a struggle to have to work with them because they are either in school or at work during
the day. They also go out on the weekends so that's always tough to work with cause they are never around then. We are still working with some former investigators and they seem to be doing much better with how they are taking the lessons. We had a great experience last Friday with a recent YSA convert member and her family. Her grandma, who is a nonmember, was falling an aspen tree to get fire wood for the winter.  It fell properly, yet when she started cutting the wood with the saw when the fork of the tree whipped at her and broke her shin bone just
above the ankle. From the pictures we saw, it was WAY bad. She had gone through surgery already by the time we got there and it seems like it will heal well. The member, who is the granddaughter, had contacted us asking if we could give a blessing to her grandma. Her grandma had heard of blessings before and she had asked for one. We got there and gave her a blessing. She felt such relief from that blessing and felt she would recover well.

Priesthood Blessing--A blessing given by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder, by the laying on of hands and by inspiration, to one who is sick or otherwise in need of special counsel, comfort, or healing. If the blessing is for the sick, consecrated oil is used (James 5:14-15).

It was great to be able to do that since I haven't been able to do that since Oroville, which was about 7 months ago.

Well, that's all I've got for you this week. Hope you're having a great week and having fun!

Elder Mitchell Smith

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