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, June 27, 2016

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Good Morning Everyone!

This week was, well wow, a ton happened this week!

To start off, lets talk about The Mission Tour from last week since I sorta ran out of time. It was Freakin' Awesome! We got to meet President Anderson who is such a boss! He is actually from Mesa Arizona, so I was feeling a little bit of Arizona Pride there :). One of my favorite parts from it however came from a giant diagram that he drew. Long story short, he basically talked about the importance that the spirit plays in the conversion process and how we can learn all of the knowledge that we want, and we should try to learn all that we can, but if we, or our investigators don't recognize the spirit when it testifies of truth, then they won't really be converted to the gospel and will most likely stop investigating the church or stop trying to come back to it. But ya, it was definitely amazing! I even ran into some old awesome friends like Elder Hendricks, and I also saw Elder Mika from the MTC! So that was pretty cool!

Anyways, this week we also had interviews with President Wadsworth.  You know, everytime that I meet that awesome man I am always amazed by how awesome he is! Both he and sister Wadsworth were absolutely hilarious and were quite the pleasure to see :). One of my favorite things that they talked about was the principle of Consecration. While this is something that is always being talked about, Both President and Sister Wadsworth said that if we truly consecrate ourselves to the Lord, and strive to obey and do all that he has asked us to do, We can and WILL achieve the mission wide goal of 4 baptisms a month. I seriously heard this and just about died, I am just so pumped up about missionary work! It seriously is the best!

Oh! One cool miracle totally happened this week, my companion and I were out contacting our investigators. Well we decided to go and try Brian, he's an investigator that we found a few weeks back, who we haven't been able to meet since. Well we stopped by his house and after a few tries, we decided that instead of leaving and trying someone else, we would just start cleaning up his yard and see what happens. Well freakin' miracles is what happened! After most of the yard was raked up and de-weeded, he came out wearing gloves (apparently he was cutting wood out back and couldn't hear us) and started talking to us! At one point he even said that he was thinking about us the other day at church and that he was really wanting to meet with us again! It was so great!

Also this week we were meeting with a less-active Vicki, who has basically been taught by missionaries for the last couple three years.  Well apparently something that we said at our last lesson hit her because when we came back for this lesson she had read at least 6 chapters of the scriptures and CAME TO CHURCH THIS WEEK! She really wants to get to the temple! It is seriously so great to see her finally progressing in the gospel.

This week was also cray busy with exchanges, we had exchanges with the Zone leaders and with the Byron/Lovell Elders. It was the exchange with the threw Byron Elders that we saw an entire roof just ripped off by the wind and destroyed. I honestly wish I took a picture earlier, the picture I sent was taken after about 20 min of cleaning up and clearing that doorway before I even thought to grab my camera. But ya, we helped him clean up, at least grab all the big chunks of roof and clear a path to the door and inside. But ya, it was really sad and crazy!  Thankfully no one got hurt.  Like seriously crazy miracle.  Even all of the pets are ok. :) 

Oh! Also transfer news! I'm staying in Greybull basin with Elder Ison!  We got another transfer together! Can you believe I'm already on my 8th transfer? I still can't believe that it's already been a whole transfer I've been here! Seriously! I am so pumped to be here! Also the member we live with us just he best! We jokingly told him that I was getting transferred out and he legit started tearing up. We hurry and told him that we were kidding and both staying and thankfully all laughed about it. He is just the best! And he is trying to talk around and see if he can get us living there permanently. While our apartment still isn't finished, he totally doesn't want us to move out and we don't want to either so ya :).

Also! We finally made some bread!   We made rolls!

And Indian Fry Bread!

Here are some pictures that we just took playing ping pong with the Byron elders! Dang. Sorry they're really blurry. 

And here's a cool flower I saw. 

 Love you all!

Never give up, Never Surrender!

-Elder Berrett

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