Elder's Nguyen's Favorite Scripture

"And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.

"The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?

"Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever."

- D&C 122:7-9

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Email - Dated Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hi everyone!

I'm doing fine here.  The illnesses that have been plaguing our district are finally gone, everyone's healthy again.  I don't think it will last though, as flu season has begun, so it's only a matter of time before someone else gets sick and starts the entire episode all over again.

The language is still difficult, but I'm managing.  I still don't understand much, but that's OK because my companion understands the language really well and is able to translate for me.  It's kind of funny because he can't really speak the language well, so I help him to translate stuff from English to Vietnamese.

Teaching our "investigators" is going just fine (they're really just our teachers playing the part of the investigators).  Unlike (most) real investigators, they understand English so if we make a mistake they're able to help us to speak properly.  We got one of our investigators committed to baptism last week.  The other one we just started teaching last week so we're still trying to teach the doctrine in a way that she will understand.

A.J.'s last Pack Meeting is this week?  And he's receiving his Webelos?  Remind me, does that mean I'm the only one who got the Arrow of Light? (I don't remember if Michael did.)  If so, I hope that it won't be the same way for the Eagle Scout award.  Hopefully Michael and A.J. will get it.  Michael might be able to get it before I get back (in fact he probably will if he does get it.  If he hasn't got it by then I may be a little disappointed).

So to confirm, Michael doesn't have an early class at school, he's just going to early seminary.  He might want to change that if he can, as it will be easier to get out of school at the end of the day and he's up early anyway.  Just saying.

Good luck with school, work, or whatever you're doing!

Elder Nguyen

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