Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Elder Dearing writes....

Hey mom! I love you! I'm actually in Epsom now on exchanges for 3 days cause there is a leadership training for 3 days. I'm with Elder Johnson and Elder Morgan. Morgan is a new missionary. Johnson is the same companion I had in the MTC.

I told Kameron about teaching my primary class about miracles that Jesus performed, and the miracles we have been having here at home in Vernal, he replies:

Yeah Jesus performed many miracles such as raising from the dead, but the cool thing is that Joseph Smith did the same thing, he raised many people from the dead, and many latter day prophets have done the same thing. Anyone that holds the Melchizedek priesthood can do it, if he has faith. Yeah miracles are everywhere. The other day we were teaching a man called John Young, he's way cool. He told me of his son, so I asked Heavenly Father if he would bless his son in any and all ways that would be suitable for him. Then a couple days later we went back and was going to just say hello to John, his wife answered and John wasn't home, but she started talking to us. She was like yeah John talks about you all the time, she said that John told her that we prayed for his son and the the next day his son got a really good job. So she recognized that it was a miracle from God, that was really good, cause I think it helped them realize we are sent by Jesus Christ to do this work. Miracles happen every day its so great! last week during a mission conference, one of the senior couples told us of a story that just happened a couple days ago, the senior couple Elder Mcklellen and his wife, and another senior couple were leaving the temple, they thought that it was clear to go, so they pulled out, but there was a truck that hit them head on. Elder Mcklelen remembered looking at his wife during the wreck. Everyone had their seat belts on, except for her, even with the seat belts everyone was bouncing around, but he looked at her during the wreck and she didn't even move an inch. Afterward she told that she saw the truck, but she couldn't say anything quick enough or put on her seat belt. She froze, then she felt someone grab her from behind like arms holding her body and her head, stabilizing it. Then when the truck hit, she didn't feel any pain, it was if it was a dream, then after the car had stopped moving after it got hit, she felt the hands let go. She thought it was the senior couple in the back seat, but it wasn't . It was angels protecting her, because it wasn't yet her time to go. It was a very profound miracle, because she should have died and everyone should have been injured, but no one had a single scratch. The car was completely totaled though.

He also stated: At first I was kind of worried that I could get hurt or someone could jump out of the bushes and stab me or get shot, like in a movie or something and I was really scared that I could die and stuff, but then I started to realize that I'm always protected and really, it doesn't really matter if i did die, cause I'll be able to see everyone again. its so crazy, my testimony has been growing so much. before I knew everything, but it didn't apply to me yet, but now I know for a fact that I will see everyone again, no matter what happens, its such a great feeling. I know that this is Christs church on the earth today, and it brings so much peace and happiness to my life. I love it.
Elder Dearing

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Haywards Heath

Elder Dearing is serving in Haywards Heath. Elder Dearing is the travel leader, he is over everyone making sure they get to the mission home safely. Elder Dearing also writes," This life is so short that God can blink and our life is already over. We must make the most of it. Every second try our best to be our best."

Elder Dearing's favorite scripture

Jacob 1:19
And we did magnify our office unto the Lord, taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins of the people upon our own heads if we did not teach them the word of God with all diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our might their blood might not come upon our garments; otherwise their blood would come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the last day.

My new home for the next 2 years

Elders Dearing's companions are Elder Fowers, Elder Johnson, he is in a trio because his companion didn't get his visa, so he's in Provo. Elder Dearing says, "Its so green everywhere! Its so spiritual! His luggage got lost, but I got it, so I went 3 days in the MTC wearing exact same clothes." Elder Solomon is his DL. Elder Dearing told him he is the perfect DL for him because he can learn soo much from him. Elder Dearing has had alot of spiritual experiences. Elder Dearing testifies, "this is the Church of Jesus Christ! The church is true! Tell everyone hi!"
Elder Dearing


We received a letter from Elder Dearing's Mission President, stating, "Elder Dearing has arrived in the England London South Mission and brought with him the remarkable spirit of missionary service. The mission will be blessed with such testimony, talents and goodness and know that his service will help move forward the work of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Elder Dearing has has been assigned to serve in Haywards Heath, Crawley area with an experienced trainer, Elder Max Manhammar. President Shamo has encouraged us to pray for our missionary and he will feel the power of those prayers, Encourage others to do the same. "Call upon the Lord, that his kingdom may go forth upon the earth,"(D&C 65:5) and remember that "the prayers of the faithful shall be heard" (2 Ne. 26:15).

President Shamo stated "do not worry about your son." he also says, "To paraphrase the words of comfort given to Joseph Smith and Sydney Rigdon in relation to their families, "(he is) well, (he is) in mine hands, and I will do with (him) as seemeth me good; for in me there is all power (D&C 100:1)."

I can't tell you what comfort reading this letter gave me. I know the Lord is watching over him, and I have faith that he will serve the Lord well.