Saturday, January 21, 2017

Elder Holland Jauary 16, 2017

Dear Family,

     Well, let me just tell you a few things that Elder Holland said and did. He got loud a few times, of course, but with the Spirit so it was awesome! We all go up and shake his hand and we told him our name and where we were from. When Elder Holland gets up he tells us " I don't know if you know, but we interviewed every single one of you. When you came up and shook my hand, I asked you who you were and where you were from but to be honest, I don't really care about either one of those things. I just needed enough time to look into your eyes... and see your soul. And as a compliment, President Patterson, your mission is good in the soul department."  So yeah, Elder Holland saw into my soul. It was pretty sweet. He told us all about how there is a gap between us and our investigators and we need to get down to their level and then lift them up. We read John 3:4 and Holland said " That is the stupidest response in all of recorded scripture! " he said something like that and it was soo funny and low key savage. But he went further into it and showed how there was a gap between what Jesus was explaining and what Nicodemus was understanding. It was sweet. He is just a funny, super loving guy. 
     We had some interesting lessons this week. One was with a guy and he brought his friend. His friend is named Chuck. Chuck thinks he is a prophet. He was telling us about the Bible, because he has studied it on his own for the last 26 years and he tells us that everything is going to happen in Palm Springs and something went down with this Church called the World Wide Church of Christ and it was foretold in Psalms. Everything kinda is dependent on him because he told us that he found out that the Second Coming will happen when his ex-wife remarries him. Yup, it's a good one. He is for real trying to start his own church. 
     Then we had another lesson with a lady from Germany and she is super nice but she just likes to take everything that she likes from every religion and make her own  thing. The lesson was just kind of all over the place but she is funny so it was enjoyable, ha. 
Still working hard doing the Lord's work
love you guys
love Elder Richards

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