Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fast Week

Dear Family,

This week went by super fast.  We were working a ton and trying to find new people to teach.  We found some really great people to teach.  Tomorrow is transfer day so tonight Elder Bracken and I will get the call telling us if we are going to stay or go.  

Recently I have been thinking quite a bit about a story in the Old Testament.  It is the story of Naaman  in 2 Kings 5.  It talks about how Naaman was a captain of the Syrian army had leprosy.  In summary Naaman went to the prophet Elisha because he had heard that Elisha was a prophet of God and could cure his skin.  

So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and awash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be bclean.
 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some agreat thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan,aaccording to the saying of the man of God: and his bflesh came again like unto the cflesh of a little child, and he was dclean.
Sometimes the hard part of obeying the commandments is not the actual doing part.  Sometimes the hard part is humbling ourselves enough to do the will of the Lord.  Humbling ourselves enough to obey our prophet and other church leaders.  To admit that the Lord knows better and if we want to be cured or if we want miracles in our lives, we are going to have to do things HIS way.  No matter how riduculous it might seem.  
That´s all for this week!  Hope you are all well and thank you so much for your emails, letters, and prayers!

Love you all and hope you are well!
-Elder Caleb Anderson

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