Monday, December 5, 2016

Kearns Week 22: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


It's another chilly morning here in Utah!! It's been a great and quick week here in Kearns and I'm super excited because it's just been about six months since I started my mission! It's crazy how time flies!! We had a lot of recent success here in Kearns and we had two new investigators come to Church last Sunday and one of them bore their testimonies in Fast and Testimony meeting!! It was so awesome! It's crazy that it's already almost Christmas and that was the last Fast Sunday of the year!!

I hope everyone has been doing well back home and staying warm since it's starting to get cold. Here in Utah their seems to always be snow on the ground now haha. We're suppose to have even MORE later this week, so hopefully I'm not a popsicle by Christmas!

We recently had the Christmas Devotional that the Church does every year which was great to hear and I really appreciated Elder Craig C. Christensen comments because he said, "There is no Christmas without Easter". Which is so true, because without realizing the Atonement in Christmas their is really no point to it. So, It was very inspiring to me!

We also had an another devotional from the whole missions and Elder Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle came to speak to us. He was very inspired and I was able to shake his hand which was a huge honor! He talked about being a Light to the World. He shared a Scripture from the New Testament in Matthew 5:14-16 which says, "Ye are the Light of the World...". His words meant a lot to me and he gave us a challenge: To go to the Index of our scriptures and go to Jesus Christ and to from now till Christmas to use all the references it has to Him and to study it every morning to get to know the Savior and that by doing so we can be more successful as missionaries. "That the more you know Him the more you will love Him and the more you love Him the more greater desire you'll have to serve Him.", is what he said.

I hope all y'all week has been great! I love each and every one of you guys! Thank you for your support and love! I hope you all have a great Christmas season! Also transfers are just around the corner, so we should see next week if I'll be here in Kearns from Christmas! I'm crossing my fingers!! Love y'all!

Elder Bowie
Salt Lake City West Mission