Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Open Your Mouth

Hey everyone!  Thank you for all the prayers in my behalf; I am doing a lot better and have recovered faster than what I thought.

I have a new companion, Elder Snyder, who is from the greatest place on earth... SAN DIEGO BABY! Everyone jokes about how they got 2 SD boys together as companions.  We just tell them we are one-of-a-kind. It has been fun though; we have already done great work together in our area and in our assignments. 

Out of the crazy busy last week and getting things going again I learnt a great lesson... how important it is to get over fears and open my mouth. My companion is a great example of this.  I spent so much of my mission out in the middle of nowhere and most of the time because of laws I was not able to proselyte; now, in this area, I can ...  and there are a ton of people so talking with everyone is easy. I haven't been the best at it but now I feel a lot more confidence, but mainly guidance as I go talk to random people; even if it feels awkward I do it because I know the purpose. Truly I can't tell you how many times we have just turned into a random place or walked to a random place because we felt prompted to and there is just a YSA age person outside or fixing a car. The Lord is putting people ages 18 to 31 in our path and we are trying our best to look for them. Many people are open to talk about the Gospel and beliefs and their life; we just judge and think they won't. As you be yourself and get over your pride and fear and just open your mouth the Lord will help but also you will be suprised at the blessings you recieve for it... I can testify of that. I hope I'm always bold and loving to those I meet around me and am always trying to share the Gospel and how it has blessed me. 

Keiana Carr is getting baptized this Satuday!!!  I'm so excited for it. There hasn't been a baptism in this branch since last November so its a big deal and a ton of people are planning on going to support her.  She's a wonderful girl and has been prepared for so long.   Can't wait for saturday! 

Love you all, and I love this work ...  even though I'm tired ALL of the time! 

Elder Taylor