Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Monday, July 4, 2016

June 27, 2016

Hi Mom!

That is good! Thanks for sending the package and the inclusion of the part about Panda made me really happy. Thanks for sharing that :)

I'm glad that you're having fun with uncle Joe and his family and aunt Audie and her family! They are so fun:)

Anyway, my week has been kinda slow. Our only investigator, an 80 year old in an assisted living home, decided she hates us and likes the YSA Ward better so we are trying to correlate with the YSA elders to figure this out. I'm not sure why she is at YSA, but oh well. I don't know that she understands that YSA is still a Mormon church, but I don't even know what is going on. A challenge for this week! Hahaha

All our potentials have stood us up for lessons, so our plans were dashed. But we did talk to a former investigator who said we can come back tomorrow, so hopefully it'll work out.

I also went on an exchange this week with Elder West to Veneta. We taught a lesson while there, so I did have a fun time.
We also did service at special olympics. We were officiating their games. It was so much fun! We also went and hiked Spencer's butte. It was great!!

I did come across a powerful scripture this week that I want to share. It is in the Doctrine and Covenants Section 121

36 That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.

37 That they may be conferred upon us, it is true; but when we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, our vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man.

My thoughts on this scripture are that if a man lives contrary to God, he loses his priesthood and authority. I have been striving to live more worthy of the priesthood I have. I have found as I forget myself and work for the benefit of others, the more I can feel the priesthood in my life.

I love you! I hope that everyone has a great week!
Elder Snyder

Bracken at the top of Spencer's Butte.

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