Monday, October 26, 2015

Transfer to Goodlettsville

Dear Family and Friends,

What a week as I was transferred (white washed) into a new area serving in Goodlettsville, TN which is about 13 miles north of Nashville. My new companion is Elder Maxwell. He is from Sandy, Utah and has four brothers, three older and one younger. The first Sunday here was stake conference so we didn't get to meet our ward officially. Oh, the sisters left the apartment nice. We received a washer and dryer on Friday. The apartment has two bathrooms and is in a huge complex with a security gate.

We have one investigator that has a baptismal date. The work is good here and it reminds me of Murfreesboro with a lot of well-to-do folks. We drive a VW Jetta. We are in the Madison Stake and zone. The members here are real good to the missionaries. On Sunday, we went to a house to give a blessing and the home reminded me of grandma's and grandpa's. It was on the bank of the Cumberland river. Things are good and the days are flying by. John 15: 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

 Love, Elder Blazzard

Monday, October 19, 2015

Last Week in Winchester TN

Dear Friends and Family,

This was my last week in Winchester I am being transferred (they do not tell them where until day of or abouts). I will deeply miss Winchester and the members of this branch. This week was great because we were able to get a ton of members to come out with us doing the work. We completed a lot of lessons with the members present. We almost killed two dogs with our car ... very close calls. Fall is coming in fast, it is getting cold.  In the morning it is freezing compared to 80 degrees and humid. I already miss the summer as it felt good to be in the heat. The work is moving on nicely and I am growing spiritually every transfer. New experiences are where you grow the most. This next transfer is bound to be a challenge, but I am set on being positive about it.
Thanks y'all for the prayers.

1 Nephi 4: 6 And I was led by the Spirit, not bknowing beforehand the things which I should do.

Love, Elder Blazzard

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Winchester Work

Dear Friends and Family,

We are heading into the last week of the transfer and I will find out this Saturday if I am going to get transferred or not.  At this point I don't really know what is going to happen. It was a good week. On Tuesday we had interviews with the President. We helped a guy move. On Wednesday we did a lot as we rode our bikes to Winchester to work and had lunch at the gas station. We visited a lot of people that day and at night we had a member take us out for visits. By Saturday we still didn't had a lot of member presentations so we had to crack down.  By the end of Sunday we got that number back up. I really love the members here in Winchester. On Saturday we tracted a rich neighborhood and then we went to catholic mass and a guy was there that we just tracted into. He was a little rude, so it was fun to see him again. We also had a good Sunday.

D&C 122:6 Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less;therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.  


Elder Blazzard

Monday, October 5, 2015

Recognizing the Spirit and Helping Others to Do So

Dear Friends and Family,

General Conference was great. We have two more weeks of this transfer and I will probably be transferred. We had district meeting in Winchester where I gave a training on recognizing the spirit. That training went well. We have received some significant referrals from the Cowan Fall Festival where The Church had a booth. We have been contacting those throughout the week.  Those visits have been positive for the most part.

On Friday we tracted this scary road by the lake, it was 6 PM and dark and misty.  I was freaking out. At the end of the road there was this manor building/area and that image just did it for me. Good thing it turned out okay. I was saying prayers the whole time. The many investigators we have are progressing slowly but we are praying and planning hard to help them feel the spirit, hopefully some of them got to watch General Conference. We watched General Conference in Tullahoma Saturday and at a member's house Sunday.

Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

This act of just believing and having faith even against adversity has really grown my faith in my Savior.

Love, Elder Blazzard