Tuesday, May 24, 2016

grant's letter - May 23, 2016


Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:33 PM
Subject: I ate a marvelous. It was okay.

Sorry, we just got back from doing service, I am a sweaty mess  and
can't think of what to even write about for this week. :P anywho, just
ate a pastry called a merveilleiu or translated a "marvelous". It was
just really sugary. "Surly mad decent" as the kids are saying these
days.

Everyone is doing well, we are seeing a Tahitian family tomorrow to
talk about the baptism of their ten year old daughter. The family was
in Iraq or something crazy like that for the past few years and so she
never had the chance to get baptized at eight. So we get to teach her.
Children are always fun to teach. Sometimes I wonder if we would be
doing better work out finding new people or even spending time with
our other investigators.

We ate at a members house this last Sunday and it turns out that Elder
Orr fed their son while he was on his mission. The family got a kick
out of that and just loved him.  They are a fascinating family. She
was Muslim to the core until about twenty. Read the Book of Mormon
twice in two weeks and upon reading it the second time prayed over the
promise given by Moroni and she felt something. She said it was the
most uniquely strange thing ever. She told us that it made her scared
because her religion teaches that there are sorceries in the word that
can cause you pain. She asked the missionaries what it was. They
explained, she asked  what she needed to do next, they told her to get
baptized. She stepped into the font a few weeks later after heavy
persecution from her entire family. Incredible.

I have come to learn that the lord rarely gives us more spiritual
witnesses than we need. Some will be bigger than others. Sometimes we
have to go for a while without seeing any, trusting all the way that
what we felt in the past is still the same. I often think back to the
most spiritually illuminating moment of my life, it's been a while
since I have felt like that, but remembering and pondering over it
reminds me of the personal love my Heavenly Father has for me; and all
of his other children. I love you all and wish you a great week. :)

Avec amour,
Elder Keller

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