Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hey mommy! This week was fantastic. Thanks to an amazing conference weekend. The announcement of the new misionary age was crazy! We were all flipping out. haha. Especially the new age for young women. SO cool! The work is definitely starting to pick up and the lord needs us more than ever. Each talk was simply amazing. I have honestly never paid super close attention to the conference. But I was able to understand everything and really apply each talk to myself and see how I can do better. We always can! haha. I actually had a very special experience this weekend. I have been prayed for litteraly weeks for a spiritual confirmation of several things. Mainly I just wanted to feel the power of the holy ghost strongly and so that I could know 100 percent that it was the spirit. I havbe felt the spirit several times. But I just needed a strong sure confirmation. But I prayed for a long time and never recieved the answer I was looking for. I would feel peace or good feelings but I wanted to know for sure. So before the conference I prayed very simply and sincerely that I would feel the holy ghost testify to me during conference. And so we left for the church on saturday night to watch the morning session. And during every talk I felt the most powerful feeling I have ever had. It was a physical witness from the holy ghost that these men and women are called of God and that everything they say has come from Him directly. I can not adequately describe the feelings that I felt. But during each talk I felt a warm good tingling over my entire body. And I know without a doubt that it was the holy ghost testifying to me. I know that Heavenly Father hears each one of our prayers and that He will answer them. The apostles all talked about that. That He will answer. But sometimes in the form of another person. Or maybe he won't answer when we want. Because He has His own timetable. Like President Eyring said in conference, His time should be enough, because he only wants what is the very best for us. I just want you to know that it is not always evident that He is there. Or that all of these things are true. But I know that they are. I can not put it any better. I know. We just have to put our trust in God and we will NEVER fail. Sometimes we will not recieve the answers or blessings we want or are promised. But after this life we will recieve every promised blessing. Every prayer will be answered. I know these things by the power and gift of God. I am so greatful for our family and that we are in this gospel. It is the truth. And Jesus Christ has done so much for us. I wish that I could just be there with you guys to live it right now! haha

This last week was a little rougher. Elder barker was pretty sick but is over it now. I was able to give him a blessing and also a Sister missionary. She is serving here while she waits for her visa to go to the states. She will be in the St. George Temple visitor center! I love giving blessings. They are amazing! Oh and I also gave one to a sister in the ward who asked for one while eating at her house. She is from germany. She was crying at the end haha :) She has a son on his mission as well.
Everything is all set for Osaertin to be baptized this coming saturday! Woot!!!!!!! Super excited for that.
That is so super awesome that you guys did well in the marathon!!!! I am so proud of you guys. really. It gives me motivation to do my best and work hard. I am so glad to have great parents that set a great example for me.
I will try to get some measurements some time. Because in the winter we have to wear our suits every day I guess. If I could hold out till february that would be great. Because then I could get a nice french suit on sale haha. But I'll try to get some. My shirts are fine for now because they are all just under my coats haha. Thank you so much haha. I appreciate the mommy worries :) Love you so much mom. I really do. I just want you to know that I know this church is true. And because of Jesus Christ we can endure anything and overcome all. Love you so much! Talk to you soon. Hugs and slobbery kisses.
Elder Thomas

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