Elder Nicholas Berrett is currently serving in the Billings Montana mission (serving most of Montana and a good portion of Wyoming) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is excited to serve the Lord and the people of Montana and Wyoming for the next two years!

Monday, April 18, 2016

"Thank goodness there won't be any Spongebob in heaven"

Good Morning Everyone!

So, first things first, this week was amazing. Seriously, absolutely, amazing. We found a new investigator, which is a serious answer to our prayers. His name is Jonathan and he is awesome! He's about YSA age and really wants to get involved with other members of the Ward! Also he wants us over all the time to study the scriptures!  Things are actually starting to pick up! Just these last few days we have gotten two SOLID Investigators! I am so excited! We actually have people to teach! It's amazing!

Also this week, The things I have learned in studies has sky-rocketed!  I swear I'm learning new things all the time! It's amazing because I can truly feel the influence of the spirit and the lord helping me.  One of the really spiritual experiences that we had this week was Zone Training! I was asked to give a discussion on how to be a successful missionary, focusing on our love of God and his love for us. It was absolutely crazy! I prepared a discussion but what I gave was almost nothing what I had prepared, by the end tons of us were in tears, especially me, and I'm fairly certain that we all felt Gods love for us.

Things are getting better, my companion and I are still 2 TOTALLY different people, but the work definitely keeps things going. Thankfully we haven't really argued or anything, we don't fight and we get along but at the same time it's just awkward at times. Thankfully we both try so there's that :) My knee is so much better :) I hardly have any pain now, so long as I wear the brace and watch my feet, it's really nice :) 

My district is doing really good as well! I have been doing a lot better on my weekly calls with them and this week I set goals with everyone on how to improve our personal conversion to the gospel. It's been amazing! Another thing that we are trying to do is increase all of our finding efforts. I was taking to the sisters the other night and we had the greatest idea of involving the ward members in our personal finding activities and also asking them for advice on finding. We also just got a referral from a member in the other ward, we won't have a lesson with the guy until Friday, I am so pumped!
While we don't know too much about this guy, this is just going to be an amazing week!

This week I also got to go to a baptism in Deer Lodge! This is the family that has been taking the lessons from the missionaries for about 8 months! The Meagers are seriously one of the coolest families ever! I've gotten to teach them a few times while on an exchange and it's awesome!

Speaking of exchanges I'm also about to go on another exchange in deer Lodge because I get to go do another baptismal interview! This is someone who they have been teaching in Anaconda, I don't know much about her other than the fact that she is extremely excited to be baptized, and has been SINCE THEY MET HER! I'm so pumped!

Also today, before we leave we are going to actually do something in Butte! The entire District is going on a mine tour here, it's about 1 1/2 hours long and is supposed to be amazing! I'll try to send of some pictures on the way to Deer Lodge! Sorry for the short email this week but we need to get going to the tour, I'll also try to send off some replies to emails then too. You probably won't get them till my IPad gets in wifi tonight, but they'll be coming, I promise.

Also to explain the subject heading, that's something that my favorite less-active, well now re-activated! She is amazing! She feeds us at least twice a month and is always doing anything she can to help further the work! Today we went over to give her a blessing and, while glancing at the TV her grandson left on said that. Totally had us all laughing. :) Bless her.

Love you all!

Never give up, Never Surrender!

-Elder Berrett

1 comment:

  1. I really hope she's right. Sponge Bob is one thing that makes me want to gouge my eyes out whenever it comes on the t.v. I'm glad you're having a wonderful experience up there in Butte! May the Lord continue to bless you!