Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Josh's Mission Aug 17, 2015

Hello family! 

It has been a wonderful week! It was pretty sad seeing Elder Wardle go but it was alright. He said bye to a lot of people and on Thursday we went to Transfer meeting where I got my New companion, Elder Jacob Todd! He's really great! He grew up in Indiana but his family now lives in Spanish Fork, UT. He's been out for 14 months and is just a really great missionary! I'll be honest, I was a little worried about getting a new companion right at the end, probably more than I have been since I got finished being trained, but it all worked out great, Elder Todd is awesome! We like a lot of similar things and we've been working hard already.

Things have been going well, we've been trying to find new people to teach and just talk with everyone. We haven't been able to help anyone really progress very much, but we know that the Lord will bless us as we are faithful. It's been really great to go out and talk with a lot of people. It's really amazing to see just how many of our brothers and sisters who don't have the gospel! There are tons of people who need the gospel yet who know not where to find it.

We've also been trying to think of ways that we can help the ward become more active in the Lord's work. Our Bishop has talked a lot about the need to be better fellow shippers and to help those who don't have the gospel come and see what they need and to also help those who have lost their way to find it again. He talked about the need to understand better what fellowshipping in the church really means, which he explained it is that we take an interest in the lives of God's children who are around us. 

We also talked in church a lot about service and need to give our all to the Lord's work. The covenants that we've all made help us to understand what the Lord requires of us and what we need to do better to apply the Atonement to our selves and to others. the Service that we give to others is done in many forms, but like it says in Mosiah, when you are the service of your fellow being you are only in the service of your God. and service makes you feel great! it heals the soul and helps you to feel a love from God that you wouldn't other wise. That reminds me of the Mormon message "Lift"

Well, as always, thank you so much for all that you do! I love you all and I really appreciate your love! this gospel is wonderful and true! I know that God's love is real and helping others to feel that is the best opportunity that we have ever!
I love you all!
ij iokwe eok!!
Merci beaucoup
Elder Broadbent

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