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Monday, December 15, 2014

Everybody Falls Sometimes.....


Helloooo!
 
Hope that everyone's week was good :) Mine sure was!!
 
Okay!  My new companion is... Drum role please!.. Elder Ericson! So, they are took away Valenciennes two companionship and brought it back to just one companionship. So Elder Ericson, who I room with, from the other companionship is my new comp!
 
This week was great!!  We have found this AMAZING family and have set them for a baptismal date!! Jan 17 :)))) I am sooo excited! Their names are Eric and Marie-Claude Stile and their children :) We found them just tracting and then they said we could come back and so we did and they weren't there. But we tried again and they gave us another time to come back and after a couple more of it not working out we came and taught them and it was great :) They have 4 kids. 2 boys and 2 girls. The oldest is a 13 year old girl, then there is another girl and the boys are twins at 8 years old! Super cool! The first time we taught we just taught the Dad. And we taught him about God's love and the life of Christ and how Christ's teachings can help the family. It was super easy because it was obvious that he loved his family and Christmas. He was almost the only house in the neighborhood that had lights up. And we did a soft baptism invite, meaning that we asked, "When you know that these things are true will you ... be baptized?" And he said that he would! We then taught them a second time with his wife there and then retaught what we taught last time, so that she was up to speed and then invited her with the soft baptism invite, which she accepted. The third time we taught about Joseph Smith and the spirit was super strong and invited them to be baptized on the 17 and asked them to pray as a family to know if what we were telling them was true :) That's my favorite part is promising that they can get their OWN answer! That's so amazing! ANYONE AND EVERYONE can get an answer because God will answer because HE LOVES YOU! Ah, I am going to make myself cry hahaha just kidding :)

I want to promise all of you that miracles ARE possible! They are possible because of Christ. Whatever you are struggling with, He can and will help you if you let Him! I promise that He will come and make your weaknesses strengths because He has with me again and again :) I heard these songs that really had a great impact on me and I want to share the lyrics with you :)

Everybody falls sometimes,
You've gotta find the strength to rise,
From the ashes, and make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache,
You think it's more than you can take,
But you're stronger,
You're stronger than you know.

Don't you give up now!
The sun will soon be shining!
You gotta face THE CLOUDS,
And find the Silver lining;

I've seen dreams that move the mountains;
Hope that doesn't ever end,
Even when the sky is falling,
I've seen miracles just happen,
Silent prayers get answered,
Broken hearts become brand new,
That's what faith can do!

Doesn't matter what you've heard,
Impossible is not a word,
Just a reason for someone not to try,
Everybody's scared to death,
But when they decide to take that step,
Out on the water, It"ll be alright!

Life is SO much more than what our eyes are seeing,
And you will find you're way,
If you keep believing,

I've seen dreams that move the mountains;
Hope that doesn't ever end,
Even when the sky is falling,
I've seen miracles just happen,
Silent prayers get answered,
Broken hearts become brand new,
That's what faith can do!

Overcome the odds!
"You don't have a chance!"
When the world says, "You can't"
HE will tell you that you can!

I've seen dreams that move the mountains;
Hope that doesn't ever end,
Even when the sky is falling,
I've seen miracles just happen,
Silent prayers get answered,
Broken hearts become brand new,
That's what faith can do!

That's what faith can do!
Everybody falls sometimes... YOU will have the strength to rise!

And

Many nights we've prayed,
With no hope that anyone could hear,
In our hearts a hope for something we barely understood,
Now we are not afraid,
Although there is much to fear,
We were moving mountains long before we knew we could,

There can be miracles when you believe!
No hope is frail,
It's hard to kill,
Who knows what miracles you can achieve,
When you believe,
Somehow you will!
WHEN you believe!


The miracles are waiting. YOU just need to believe. They happen with me everyday here in the mission. I promise they will hap^pen with you too. Let Christ open your eyes. After all, it is Christmas and we are celebrating how HE is the miracle. I love you all!

Elder Lucas 

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