Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Sydney!

Happy Birthday, Sydney!

No, I didn't forget...almost did, though. Let me know when my package gets to you!

We had a couple of really neat experiences this past week. On May 13th, we're going over to Mt. Charleston to hike for a p-day (I'm really excited about it), and we went to go talk to the member who will be giving us a ride. We weren't there for more than ten minutes when his wife comes racing down the stairs; she had gotten a call from another lady in the ward who was on her way home, is pregnant, and started having severe contractions. She said she needed a blessing immediately. The three of us hopped in the members car and met the woman at her house. We (the member, the woman's husband, and the two of us) were able to lay our hands on her head and give her a blessing before she headed to the hospital (a priesthood blessing is a prayer for healing, comfort, or counsel given by a priesthood holder -- someone who has been given the authority to act in the name of God). It was a great instance of being in the right place at the right time.

Fast forward a day and we're showing up at a lesson we had set up earlier in the week. The wife met us outside and explained that her husband was really sick; he had a skin infection on the back of his head and was on bed rest. We offered a blessing, and she said "You know what, I'll ask him". He accepted, and we were able to go upstairs and bless him as well. He was incredibly appreciative and the Spirit was very strong; he invited us back at the same time next week. It's amazing to be able to use the priesthood in so many different ways, and all of them bless and serve others. I'm so grateful for the restoration of the priesthood in these latter days, and I'm so honored to be able to use it as many times as I do. To learn more about the priesthood and priesthood authority (what really separates the Mormons from other faiths), check out

We're finding people to teach and really loving it; May is already turning out to be an awesome month. I love you all and can't wait to talk to you on Mothers Day!



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