Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

Back row, Elders Carson, Lawson, Fisher, Sutton, Poole, Bunch, Cameron, Na'a, Wigand, Tonga, Sherwood, Williams, Woolbert, Middle row: Elder Adams, Sister Squires, Sis. Walker, Elder William R. Walker, Pres. Beesley, Sister Beesley, Sister Garner, in Front: Elder White, Espiritu, Stone.

I am being transferred tomorrow, I am being sent to the Dimond Samoan ward where I was trained, I will have a Samoan companion to help me learn the language, president Beasley said he wants elders who will learn the language and help future missionaries in the Samoan wards learn Samoan.

So this week Elder Stone and I got to meet Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the quorum of the twelve apostles, Bishop Burton, Elder Christensen, and Elder Tad Callister, we got to spend an hour with them and the other missionaries before he did a fireside in anchorage. It was amazing to be that close to and to shake hands with these people. On Saturday we had the chance to meet Jeffrey R. Holland and he taught us many things, he spent a lot of time in the fireside (which was for non-members, recent converts and so on) he talked about how you can go home from this meeting and not join the church, but you cannot deny that this is true.

You cannot argue the evidence, you cannot kill this, you can go home and be baptized or you can go home and tell the missionaries, my what a strange old man you brought to speak to us, paraphrasing of course. It was really amazing to be there. The speakers were turned up really loud because the previous speakers, Tad Callister, Bishop Burton and Elder Christensen were quiet, it was very loud at the end

It was really amazing. I have never been so close to an apostle, he and the others gave incredible talks both privately to the missionaries and in the fireside.

I will try to find link to it.
It is snowing a lot up here we have gotten several feet in the last couple days alone. I will definitely look for a nativity set for you, should not be too hard to find. I will be in Anchorage now, I should be able to buy stuff for much less than I was able to in Wasilla, there is no sales tax and things in Anchorage are at better prices.
Well I did really want to stay where I am, but i have also wanted to go back to Dimond ward since I left, it’s really hard. I love both of them so much. I have been here for 8 months now but when we went to the fireside with Jeffrey R. Holland Lucy Hansen gave the opening prayer. I baptized Lucy Hansen when I was in Dimond ward before.I am really excited to see them again.

1 comment:

  1. Talofa Elder Williams! It is so awesome to read your blog and hear about your adventures in Alaska. We are so proud of you and wish you the best with learning Samoan. What a loving culture, and they play rugby!! KALLI is getting ready to go back to byui, KJ is a sophomore at St joes and Garret is in 7th. All you guys grew up too fast. All our love from the Harris family and we will look forward to more news. Need anything from AG, Ca?