Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Week

Hey Everyone!!

This week was so crazy long but short and slow but fast. The saying that weeks feel like days and days feel like weeks is so true.

This week we got fired from doing service. Literally fired from doing service. It was quite sad. The food bank where we render service each week is sponsored by Bayside Community Church in Kingston. We have been volunteering there for about 2 months before hearing anything about any of this. We were there doing service and it was so crazy busy with donations and food going in and out and flying everywhere. We were working non-stop when the pastor came and he told us that he would feel more comfortable if we didn't do service there because it was a part of their ministry. We don't go there to proselyte or anything. Purely just to do service and because of the light in our eyes he kicked us out and asked us to leave on the spot. It helped me to gain a strong testimony of the light of Christ that each of us carries with us. I know that everywhere I go as long as I live worthy I can and will carry that light with me and it is for all of the world to see. When people see the light that we have within us, it is inspiring to them, they want the same for themselves and that is when we see change happen.

I hope that we can all strive to live more worthily to have the Light shine from within us for the whole world to see. The quote that is on the front of my planner right now says, "Don't shine so that others can see you. Shine, so that through you, others can see HIM. - C.S. Lewis. This quote was sent to me by Momma Reynolds and I put it on my planner to remind me all the time what my purpose is. To allow others to see Jesus Christ through me and we each have this challenge for ourselves. To let others see and feel of the love that Jesus Christ has for them.

The rest of the week was wonderful. We had Thanksgiving and played lots of football, 8 until 11 in the morning with no water. Dumbest idea ever but it was so much fun. Then we had dinner and just spent time with the awesome members here in this ward who are so good to us as missionaries.

On Friday we had exchanges and Elder Stevens our District Leader came here to the Poulsbo 2nd ward and we were companions for the day. We were knocking and had a guy try to tell us that we couldn't be there on his "private road" that he owned all of it. It was depressing. He told us that we don't believe in the same Jesus Christ as him so I asked him if there are two Christ's and basically he didn't have much to say. There are a lot of struggles with people here. They have different beliefs and aren't humble enough to listen or even give it a shot. It is heartbreaking. We had an investigator who is really solid and was on date for December 6th. Nicole is her name. She didn't end up coming to church so she fell off and that made us really sad and it is frustrating when investigators don't keep commitments or anything. I hate it.

This is the last week of the transfer. I have been out for almost 3 months.I love you all and love hearing from you. Emails and letters are so great. I love this gospel and the happiness it brings me so much. I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving ever and will have a great week!!

Until next time,

Elder Trevor Scott Reynolds

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