Mother’s Day call, and so forth

Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 12:00:47 +0200
Subject: Re: Exciting things.
From: kendall.payne
To: cardstonmomma

Hey Family!!

You guys all looked so beautiful even though it was early in the morning. Thanks so much for being willing to work with the schedule i was allowed. I was happy to talk with each of you and also glad to hear about the people back home.

Our past week was really great. On saturday we had a tombstone unveiling for one of our members parents which was sweet, but i was aware of how misled other churches are in their knowledge of God Since it was led by the pastor of the church her parents belonged to.

After that we went to bloemfontein to have Zone training meeting which was great. Two weeks ago when my companion and i were staying in bloem i got the impression to ask the zone leaders if i could give the spiritual thought this time and they agreed. I used two scriptures. The first was Mark 1:16-20 and the second was John 21:15-17. These verses in mark talk about Christ calling his disciples and how they immediately left all to follow him, then the one in john talks about Christ finding Peter his chief apostle and two other disciples fishing after they had already commited to giving up every wordly thing. I applied it to the work and how we as missionaries at first give every thing up, but then turn back to it even though they have been called to the work. I felt very good about the message i presented and that it was well received.

Then we had a zone activity which was held at the planetarium which was really cool. They showed us the night sky in may and then showed a video about scientists searching for life on other planets. I think if a person really wants to know if there is life on other planets one of the first things you should do is read the scriptures. Second Ask the missionaries. We can help you! It felt a teensy tiny bit like attending the temple, just because of what they said about creation, but it was no where near as spiritual.

I love you guys and hope you have a good week!!

Elder Payne

Elder Payne with giraffes
Elder Payne with giraffes!

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