Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jan. 12, 2015 in Huntersville, NC

We were able to contact or meet with all our investigators this week, as well as meet a couple new ones. M. hasn't been reading the Book of Mormon, but D. and J. have been!! We are super excited for them. J. plans on coming to church this week and feels like this could be the church for him.

I had an exchange with Elder E. in Mountain Island, and we were blessed to find 3 new investigators after only knocking on 7 doors. It was a really great exchange.

I studied the talk "The Sacrament and the Atonement" by Elder James J. Hamula today. One of the best parts of the talk was where he talked about the Doctrine of Christ! He says:

 "When we receive this doctrine and conduct our lives accordingly, we are in effect washed in the blood of Christ and made clean. Through the sacramental prayers, we express our acceptance of this doctrine of Christ and our commitment to live according to it. Brothers and sisters, the most important event in time and eternity is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He who accomplished the Atonement has given us the ordinance of the sacrament to help us not only remember but also claim the blessings of this supreme act of grace. Regular and earnest participation in this sacred ordinance helps us continue to embrace and live the doctrine of Christ after baptism and thereby pursue and complete the process of sanctification. Indeed, the ordinance of the sacrament helps us faithfully endure to the end and receive the fulness of the Father in the same way Jesus did, grace for grace."

I got the opportunity to help pass the sacrament in Huntersville this past week, because they didn't have enough young men, and I was so grateful to get the chance to assist in that special sacred ordinance. The Sacrament is always the highlight of my week, because I can concentrate on the Savior and feel my sins from the past week being washed away.

With love,
Elder Branch

Some pictures of "tie surgery" from a few months ago.

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