Monday, December 12, 2016


December 12, 2016

Привет всем!

This week has been full of really cool experiences, especially our trip to Stavropol this Sunday! We got there and it turns out that pretty much all of their snow has turned to something in between ice and water, and it goes without saying that I chose the wrong pair of shoes for that kind of terrain(I'm going to buy some boots today that will hold up a little better). We had a really spiritual testimony meeting sitting around a small conference table at a different hotel than our usual. The saints down there are really so incredible, and I just hope that they'll some day be able to enjoy the blessings of weekly partaking of the sacrament, even if it means that they need to move away. There still seems to be a lot of potential there. 
We found an entirely inactive lady that has received her endowment and has been a member of the church for over 15 years now. She has some sort of illness, and rarely leaves her home, and even though her daughter lives in the same apartment building, she rarely receives visits from her. When she saw us there she burst into tears, and told us how happy she was that we had come. As we blessed the sacrament for her and as she renewed that covenant with her Father in heaven for the first time in what was most likely a decade, the spirit was so powerful. We were then able to lay our hands on her head and give her a blessing. We called a couple of other less-active members that knew her when she was active, and when they heard that she was still living in Stavropol, they got really excited and said they would come make visits to her. Hopefully we'll see them next month at our little sacrament meeting! 
We were able to meet with a member that we've noticed has slowly been becoming less-active, and I think she really appreciated that we came and reached out. We all talked about our favorite verses in the Book of Mormon, and how the scriptures have helped us in our lives. It was a really great opportunity for me to reflect on how much of an impact they really do have on me every single day. Overall I'm really grateful for this gospel, I honestly don't know what I would do without it! I know that Christ lives, and that He loves each and every single one of you more than you can possibly imagine. I love you all, and hope that everything is going well for everyone!
Until next time,

Старейшина Кемптон

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