From: Kendall Payne
Sent: January 19, 2015 3:50 AM
To: Luana Payne
Subject: Re: this week
Hey fam Jamily!!
This past week was awesome!! First off some big news! My mission call has been officially changed to the South Africa Durban Mission. I just want you all to know, that i know that this is the will of the Lord. He by his apostles and prophets did send me a call to serve in kenya, But now due to circumstances beyond our control His apostles and prophets have changed my call to be where i am. I am so excited over this its hard to express.
Also i wanted to tell you about an experience that we had yesterday. My companion and i were going into a house to teach one of our investigators about eternal marriage and temples. I was a little bit nervous because of the few times that i have taught this lesson to anyone. I have studied it, but have been unable to teach it frequently. So as we started the lesson i prayed to heavenly father that he would help my companion and i as we were teaching so we could share what he wanted us to share with her. Just as we were about to start teaching her about the principle, the bishop of our ward showed up at the door and came into the lesson. When he sat down i asked him if he could give us a testimony of eternal marriage. He did so by going back to when the elders first met with him and shared with him how he and his ancestors could be with each other forever. As he bore his witness of how beautiful marriage in the temples is i could feel the spirit come very strongly into the lesson. We continued to teach and testify and bear our witnesses of how the atonement could heal her heart from any past pains and that she and her daughter right now would be blessed by doing so. At the end of the teaching she was crying and we committed her to prepare herself for an eternal marriage at some point her on earth. After we closed the lesson and were walking away i told the bishop that he was the answer to my silent prayer. He then told me that he and his friend who he brought with him were planning to go home but then decided to come visit with a member who lives at the same house where we were teaching the lesson. I want to tell you that i know the Lord answers our prayers. His church leaders are indeed inspired and receive revelation for us. He helped me when i was in need and i want to let you know he can help you in your needs as well.
Stay faithful, stay positive pray always and do not faint (2 nephi 31:9) and keep the Lord in the center of your life. Have a good week!!
Elder Seth Payne