Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It does RAIN in Arizona!

It definitely rains in AZ! 
Hello Family and Friends! 

This week has been pretty legendary for a few reasons. I had the chance to go on exchanges with the legendary Elder Harley, get caught in the rain for a few hours and teach a couple of people more about the Gospel. It was an exciting week and i learned a lot from multiple people.
Ben & the Goats!
One of the highlights of the week was going to a service project at a place called Aimees Farm Animals. While we were there we had the chance to feed goats, walk mini horses, and tromp around in the mud. It was awesome. The cool part is that all of the animals are used for like emotional support and therapy purposes so that was really cool. I was definitely nice to go and do something like that for a little while to get a change of scenery and serve someone else for a while. Overall really awesome. 

On Thursday i went on exchanges to Elder Harleys area. Elder Lott and our DL were supposed to go to our area but Elder Lott ended up by being stomach sick all day so they stayed in, but Elder Harley and i went and we had a great day. We spent most of the day tracting and contacting the potential in the area. It ended up by being a pretty productive day and i learned a thing or two from Elder Harley. 
Elder Harley & I in his area
So throughout this whole week it had been pretty rainy and a few days we got caught in it and we got soaked. It was pretty awesome, so yes it does rain in AZ and this time of year when it rains it is cold, so it was a bitter cold couple of days. While we were out in the rain we tracted into a lady who had been given a copy of the Book of Mormon from a friend and we talked to her a little bit about it and she has a few questions so we are hoping that we can meet with her later this week. We had talked to a few other people like that as well so that was fun. I cant remember who said it but the saying goes: all weather conditions are good conditions for proselyting and doing the Lords work. 
1000 miles in 5 months!
So overall this week has been awesome. One scripture that i really enjoyed this week was Jacob 4: 4 It says that the people of Nephi knew Christ and that they had a hope and a glory that he was going to be the Savior of the world hundreds of years before he was even born. I love that scripture. We can be witnesses of Christ and we can bear that he lived and that he still lives. I love that all of us can do exactly that. Bearing a witness of Christ is so amazing and it is something that we should cherish. 

I love you all and i really enjoy all of the emails that you send. I hope you have the best week!!

Elder Ben Kestner