Monday, February 22, 2010


This week it has been pretty good. we had interviews with President Saylin. He is a great guy and we had a good interview. Our mission has been focusing on talking to 70 people a week each so 140 a companionship and it has been tough. It is good though and we testify alot. it is good to try not to let one soul go and try to talk with everyone.

It has been colder this week again and isn't supposed to warm up any time soon. It is weird that this winter has been so cold. It usually doesn't get this cold in the winter. In the day it doesn't get that cold but in the evenings it gets alot colder and you have to wear gloves and everything.

We have talked to alot of great people this week. There are several people who we have been teaching for a while that are doing really well. One of them gave out a Book of Mormon to her friend and testified of it. That is always cool. It has been harder to teach our regular people this week because many of them are busy and will be busy this week as well. with he economy the way it is people are just trying to keep their jobs. Also NASA is the main employer of most of Friendswood and one of their projects was just rejected by the government so thousands of people will be losing their jobs soon. It is going to be tough.

THANK GOODNESS FOR THE GOSPEL!!! It helps people out so much. It brings so much comfort to those that stand in need of comfort.

This week i was with one of the zone leaders Elder Maw and also Elder Wang. We had a good time and talked to alot of people. This weekend it seemed like there were more people around than usual. We did attend a baptism on Saturday and it was spiritual. He is a member but she is not and he was not active in the church for over 20 years. Their home teacher went over there at least once a month every month for 20 years. Now he is back active in church and she has joined the church. Alot of her family was there that were not members of the church. She stood up at the end of the service and testified that she can feel the difference and wished she had not put this off for so long. the spirit was strong and her family was touched. It was a great experience.

This week I learned alot of new things that I have been wondering about. I have always wondered what the Dead Sea Scrolls had on them and I found an older ensign article about the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was very interesting. The people who had the records were alot like the Lutheran Church in a sense. They noticed that things had been changed from the way it should have been done and tried there best to get it back to were it was supposed to be but with out priesthood authority couldn't fully do it. It was very interesting to see some of there practices and there worship. I suggest whoever is interested to research it.

Anyways back to my actual life. Things have been pretty good this week. We have a member of the quorum of the 70 coming. His name is Elder Zwick. I have never heard of him before but I look forward to hearing him speak. we will be meeting with him next week. i look forward to talking about that in my next email. I loved hearing from Elder Costa, those months ago. The general authorities of the church are wise men who love the Lord and who are not afraid to have a sense of humor.

This week has been very good. This week I have felt the spirit very strongly and through obedience I have felt more of the spirit in my heart softer but for a longer period of time. It is hard to explain but i have had a really great feeling week.


Elder Devon J. Marr

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