Monday, January 25, 2016

Dangy Weather

Dear Family and Friends,

This week it snowed and it was actually fun to deal with the weather. On Tuesday, we worked at the Bishop's Storehouse and the work was a blast. We had biscuits and gravy for lunch that day. Elder Maxwell and I worked on the Home Storage side where we rearranged everything. 

My retainer broke and I am not very happy about it and have scheduled an appointment with the Ortho.  On Wednesday we participated in the worldwide missionary broadcast. The training was inspiring and we learned a lot. It snowed a little that day but had melted by Thursday.  The snow came down and accumulated on Friday. Everyone stayed home in Tennessee ... the area seemed like a vacant waste land with only a couple of cars on the road.

One of our investigators is trying to quite coffee as she is close to baptism and we have been working with her since last November. She reads the Book of Mormon and loves the plan of salvation. She just has insomnia so it is hard for her to get to church. The other day we went to Millersville and talked with a part member family and also this investigator and her brother. That lesson went well. We taught the restoration and she was super excited and said she would come and check out our church. Then the snow came and church, of course, was canceled. 

This week of missionary work has been eventful and fun. I am lovin' it. 

Mosiah 9:18 And God did hear our cries and did answer our prayers; and we did go forth in his might; yea, we did go forth against the Lamanites, and in one day and a night we did slay three thousand and forty-three; we did slay them even until we had driven them out of our land.


Elder Blazzard

Monday, January 18, 2016

January Days

Dear Family and Friends,

It was a fun week and has been a great new year. Missionary work was good this week because we taught a lot of lessons and worked with the members as they helped us with the appointments. The work is easier and more enjoyable when we are busy. Nothing too exciting happened this week, I went on exchanges with Elder Denhalter and the exchange went very well, we talked to a church of God minister. He was open and very nice. We gave him the Book of Mormon to read. That night we had a lesson with a less active and his wife was not to happy we were there because she was sighing and shaking here head the whole time we where there, I guess it is pay back for me sighing so much. I hope y'all have a good week.

Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.


Elder Blazzard

Monday, January 11, 2016

More time in Goodlettsville

Dear Family and Friends,

It was a fun week. Elder Maxwell and I are staying in Goodlettsville for a third transfer. We had our last district meeting of the transfer this week and it went well. Elder Nez (trainer) is coming to serve in Madison and so we will serve in the same ward. That will be cool. Elder Nimmer is coming to the White House area which is not in my district, however, he has church at the same building as us. It will be fun to see them again. We taught a lot of people this week and invited seven people to be baptized.

There is a lot of nice people here. Hope all is well, keep truckin'.

7 For verily I say unto you that I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the light and the life of the world--a light that shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
8 I came unto mine own, and mine own received me not; but unto as many as received me gave I power to do many miracles, and to become the sons of God; and even unto them that believed on my name gave I power to obtain eternal life. (D&C 45)

Love Y'all,

Elder Blazzard

New Mission President Called for Tennessee Nashville Mission
Jared W. Stone from San Francisco California

Monday, January 4, 2016

A New Year

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was fun and different given the holidays.  We worked at the Bishop Storehouse on Tuesday but the work was fairly slow so we did some cleaning. We had a good lesson with one of our investigators. We invited her to be baptized yet again :-). The discussion went well and we had a strong, kneeling prayer at the end. On Wednesday, we were pretty busy as we had some scheduled service and then we went tracting. We met a nice lady and then that night had a better lesson with a family with whom we are working.

On Thursday, we had interviews with the president and then we went to Olive Garden :-) and that took the day since we were required to be in our apartment by six because of New Year's Eve. On New Years, we watched the movies Cars, Inside Out, Minions, and The Best Two Years. It was fun. The Best Two Years was sad when Elder Rogers went home. On Saturday, we did some scheduled service, then a member took us out on visits where we obtained a wheelchair for a recent convert. We had a great lesson with a new investigator where we are helping him understand the priesthood of god or the authority to act in God's name. On Sunday, our church meeting time was switched to nine.

I had a good, fun week, but I am ready to get back to normal missionary work.

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2)


Elder Blazzard