Week 5: Spiritual Experience & Going to the Field


On Monday we had an amazing devotional given by President Bennet and his wife about the plan of Salvation and how sacred the temple ordinances are. They bore their testimonies and we all felt the Spirit really strong.

Wow! It’s crazy to think I’ve already been gone for so long. I can’t wait to get out in the field.

I had an amazing experience this week when I was teaching a lesson and I felt the Spirit really strong and whereas normally I have to think about/plan out what words I’m going to say in Spanish, this time I was teaching the plan of salvation and I forgot all about planning out what to say or translating over in my head from English and just started talking about the plan, our divine potential, and about life after death. I felt an enormous love for my investigator and desire for him to experience the same joy that I did. It was wonderful.

Another blessing this week is that Elder Christopherson didn’t have to go home – his blood pressure is still very high but the doctor wants to make sure he really needs to go home. They gave him another kind of medication that seemed to work at first but like the previous medication it quickly stopped helping and he went from 133/93 to 157/91. Earlier today we went back to the lab and he had his blood taken to check for what the cause might be and well get the results tomorrow which is likely when we will find out if he is going home or not. Please continue to pray for him.

I love you all so much and encourage you to serve a mission, I know I’m only a little over a month in, but I’ve already learned so much and had so many amazing experiences.

Elder Goddard

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