Monday, August 7, 2017

WELL....BROTHERS AND SISTERS..
IM COMING HOMEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s been a long/short 2 years serving in Ghana..
I’ll save the long story for when I get home... this will actually be my last email home so no emails next week. But you are definitely INVITED to come and visit me in the house Wednesday going. I’ll be in another cultural shock...just the other way around then how it was 2 years ago. 
But as it’s my last week, we have a lot of traveling to do which takes up most of my time for proselyting this week. 
Today we're in Accra to the mission home to sleep over for the devotional with Elder Renlund tomorrow.

And then the rest of the week is traveling, traveling and then next week will also be more traveling!!

Let me just briefly share with you my testimony!!

I know God the Father and his beloved son Jesus Christ LIVE!!!
They love each and every one of us. 
I know The Church and the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to this earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. God chose him to be an instrument in bringing back the truth. 
I know the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Combined with the Holy Bible, we are shown the true Gospel of Christ.
I know that President Thomas S. Monson is God’s chosen Prophet on the earth at this time. As we "Follow the Prophet" we will be shown the way we need to go to help us come closer to our Heavenly father.
I KNOW the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real!! I LOVE IT!! I use it, because I'm not perfect but I'm grateful our Father in Heaven sent his Son to this earth so that we might know the way to follow. 

Thanks to everyone for the support you've given me over the last 2 years!! I really appreciate it!! May God continue to bless all of you!!! 

Hope to see ya next week!!!!


LOVEEE YAAAAA

ELDER MORRIS









Monday, July 31, 2017

Hey Y’all!!
Well another week gone by. Things are starting to seem more and more real.
This week we had some better luck in finding more people to teach.
We’ve really been searching for new people and our mission president told us we should look at the unbaptized list in the branch. So we did and we were able to locate a family in the branch that actually has a son on a mission. The father and one of the sons are baptized members, but from his family we’ve met 3 of his children who have not been baptized.  Now we’re teaching all the family and things are going really great! They all came to church on Sunday which was so great to see.

Fransisca is progressing well. She's going to be baptized on the 11th of AUG. Wow...tomorrow is AUG!!! COOL!!!

This last week we also had our Multi Zone conference and it was a special one to me because i was able to share my testimony!! Kind of a touching moment...but I didn’t cry. ha ha

You know what...I was thinking this week. We were sitting with the Ahorsu family (the new family we met) this week and one of the young boys asked us a question as we were sharing with them the First vision. He asked "did Joseph smith really see God and Jesus Christ?"..
And to have the ability to quickly reply and say to him with all my Heart! "Yes, I testify to you that Joseph Smith saw our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ” was such a great feeling!! I’ve come to love testifying of that truth! Because I do know that it is true!!
And having that knowledge brings me happiness.  I know where I can find the truth.
I hope we all have the ability to testify of that truth to our friends and family members. I've learned on my mission, if it really means something to you, stand up for it!'

Well this will be my last full week of proselyting. Next week we do a lot of traveling to Accra and back to the bush and back to Accra as my mission comes to a close!!
Hope y’all have a great week!
Love and miss y’all!

Elder Morris



Monday, July 24, 2017

Hey y’all!!

It’s been a while!! Well this is week 4 or 6... And ALL IS WELL!!!

There’s really not much to share. My companion was made the branch executive secretary so we could help the Asuom branch progress to become a ward when the district becomes a stake.

We're still searching for people to teach. It’s becoming really hard as not a lot of people are not in the house in the mornings because they all go to the farm. And those who are home are 60-100 years old and don’t speak a lick of English...but that’s OKAY!! We have a couple people we're preparing for Baptism on the 11th of August, right before coming home. We're teaching this young 13 year old girl who is just a DOLL!!!Her name is Fransisca. She doesn’t like speaking English. She can read though...but she’s just a small shy little girl who likes to laugh a lot. We enjoy teaching her. She’s living with some members so it’s helping her to progress really well.

This week we'll have our Multi Zone conference. I’ll have another opportunity to share my testimony with everyone there. And then in 2 weeks we'll be going to Accra to meet an Apostle at the temple site. Elder Renlund. That'll be cool!!!

Well thanks for y’alls support! Love and miss y’all!
Have a great week!

Elder Morris









Monday, July 10, 2017

Hey Mama!!!
Good to know all is well back home! Its sounds like The week was good! I hope Elle enjoyed her time at EFY!
Well Elder Bawden is here and we're having a great time together! It feels good just to be able to talk about anything and you're able to relate to someone. We kinda had a slow week. On tuesday i waitied for Elder B to come to Asuom. It takes forever to travel out here. Then wednesday went back to Accra for MLC. Slept over!! HAD AN AMAZING NIGHT in a AC home. Stuffed myself with Mashed potatos and curry, Then afterwards ate some Icecream with chocolate syrup.. HOLY HOLY HOLY cow!!! i had a big stomach ache afterwards hahahaha CANT WAIT TO BE HOME!!!
We're having a hard time right now in the Area..Mostly because we dont really have people to teach. Although, WE had an old investigator come back from travel. And 1 member has a young daughter that in in town that he wants baptized. So we could have at least 3 baptisms before i come home! But we'll see.
MOM....Im really excited to come home hahaha I just received my real flight itinerary last thursday and a "TO DO LIST" from the Mission home couples before i go...Sooo they said i should Inform yall about my travel plans
Ill be going to Amsterdam, to minneapolis to DALLAS!! and i should be home around 3:30 on WEDNESDAY THe 16th of AUG.
Next is to schedule with the stake president about my release. Would you mind setting it up and see what time on Wednesday i'll be able to be released??!!

I dont know if you're as excited as i am but im kinda FREAKIN OUT!!!!! Everyday it feels more real. But i also feel like ill never be leaving Ghana.. Its almost like a dream to travel back to the USA.

Well theres not much going on here. Just waiting for The 4th week for multi zone conferences. And on my last week we'll be going to Accra to meet Elder Renlund of the quorum of the 12. Pretty cool!!! Oh SOS!!! is there any chance to put a little extra money in my account?? I decided ill finish getting all my things when we visit the Art Market right before i leave. But idk how much everything will cost. If you just put in about 50-100$ it should be okay.
I've been meaning to ask you to do that for weeks but everytime i forget!
Thanks mama!! I love you very much!! I cant wait to see you!!
ELDER MORRIS!
oh P.s..
Just curious...do you know what i'll be doing for transport when i get home?? (dad getting me a car or..) just wondering hahahaha not that i care to much right now. just curious!
LOVE YOU















Monday, July 3, 2017

Whats up guys!!!! Well this is the start of my last 6 weeks!! Im really excited!! And i have great things to look forward to in these last 6 weeks!
Elder Msomi is officially gone, now down to my last comp!  And guess what!! HES AN AMERICAN!!!! AHHHHHH hahaha Im really really excited to finally have an american as my companion. Hes from Utah(of course) His name is Elder Bawden. I know at least one person on this Email list who has heard of him!
Last week we had a great opportunity to attend the temple with the District. There were to many members for the missionaries to do a session so we helped out with baptisms and Confirmations, Which i enjoyed doing so much!!! I was one of the baptist and probably baptized up to 100 names for 20 different people. Pretty cool!!
Testimony Sunday was also pretty good!! I took a little insight from one of the missionaries in my apartment. In his testimony he explained that He's never heard of Christ performing a miracle for himself. But that he always did miracles for others. He was always blessing or healing others. And i thought how that relates to us missionaries. If you think about it for the last 2 years or 18 months we have been blessing other peoples lives. Having miracles happen for those we come in contact with as we share this wonderful gospel with them. It really hit me that these 2 years on mission is just a small taste(if you allow it to be) of living a literal "Christ like Life!". At least trying to be as he was. Blessing and healing those around us. Just thought that was pretty cool.
This week we'll have MLC. Last one on mission which means ill be bearing my testimony with other members of my MTC group. OH its soo real now!! Althought i still feel i have about 6 months left.. I cant see me going home. I just feel as if ill be stuck here in Ghana forever haha
Well i hope ever one has a great weeek!! Thanks for your support and love you continue to send!!
Love Yall
Elder Morris!


Monday, June 26, 2017

Well hello again! What a great week we had here in the Bush of Ghana!
This week has flown by just like all the others. We were very grateful to have a total of 6 baptisms in the Asuom branch this last Friday!! 3 per Companion ship.
Elder Msomi and I baptized Justice, Henry and Sis Bridget!!! It was soo cool to have so many of Gods children dressed in white and receiving their salvation! On Sunday we were a little worried they might not make it to church on time so we passed by all of their houses to make sure they'd be on time. And they were!! I was fortunate to be able to perform the Confirmation for Sis Bridget! What a great experience that was!
Now we'll be spending a lot of time finding new people for my last transfer!
This is Elder Msomis last week with me! He'll be going home next week. This will also be a quick week as we get to look forward to attending a District Temple trip on Saturday! We have to leave Asuom at 4 am!!! O.O zzzzz
Elder Msomi will bring all his bags with him to the temple and afterwards leave me to go with the APs. (Farewell Companion) And ill bring back one of the missionaries in our zone whos companion is also going home next week. Until next Tuesday when i get my new and last companion! 
Thats weird to say!!
Great story this week!  
Before i start, just know its been raining almost everyday for 3 weeks!
We, Elder Stilson ( missionary in Asuom with me) and I had to travel down to one of our zone areas, Asunafo, for a baptismal interview and for Elder Stilson to translate(sign language) a ordination to the priesthood for a deaf man in the area.
Well we were told by the senior couple missionary that there was a river that had flooded and no one was able to drive in or out of the small village. So he told us "bring some shorts cuz you got to get out there!!"
We did as he said and once getting to the river we were required to walk through this 100 yard river to get to our baptismal interviews. Luckily it wasnt to deep. Just a little past my knee. What a awesome experience tho! I was scared we might run into a giant snake, because i've heard stories of them out here in the bush!! Well we did that journey twice! Pretty cool!
I thank everyone who continues to encourage me!! i hope yall have a great week! Love and miss yall!!
Elder Morris

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hey mama!!!
Sooo we actually didnt have the baptism because we were stuck traveling in Accra for about 2 days!! soo it'll happen this friday!
We did get bridgets dads approval for her to be baptized!! Sooo thats a blessing!! Thanks for the prayers! She's 14 years old. Has some friends that she comes with so.
We do a lot of traveling as a ZL!! almost to much hahaha!!! The multi zone was very good!! President talked a lot about becoming true disciples of Jesus Christ. It was a great discussion!!
2 more weeks if you count this one!! But yeah the 3rd missionary im "killing!! hahaha
We had interviews with president this last week and i brought up if he could send me an American for my last transfer..He said he actually had the same thing on his mind!! soo most likely ill get one!!! YEAHHWWW
I'm sure ill get your letter soon!! Ill be sure to tell you when!
Ill perfect my Ghanian accent then!! hahaha if yall are so excited to hear it!

Sounds like things are going well back home!! Busy busy busy!! Its still hot here.. Most days. Its been raining a lot and so i heat water to bath with B/c the water is cold!!! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hey Y'all!! Sorry it's been a while.
Just a quick update on the work
This week we're planning for a baptism!!! YEE HAW #2 in Asuom. We were actually planning to baptize 3 people this Friday but turns out it'll only be 1. One of our investigators traveled and the other...well her Father isn't to happy with us teaching her so, please help and pray that Sis Bridget's father will soften his heart and allow his daughter to receive her salvation!!
Then next week we're planning for another young man to be baptized and the week after for one more young man to be baptized. So far our teaching pool is made up of youth ageing from 10-21. Those seem to be the most receptive to our message out here. It could be seen as a good thing. They are the rising generation of the church.
This week will be a very, very busy week! Tuesday we have to go do baptismal interview's for one of our District leaders. His area is like a 1 hr-15 min drive. 1hr taxi and 15 min Moto ride.

It is also the "bushiest" place in the mission so it's a pretty cool village to see.

Wednesday we need our own interview for our investigator. Wednesday night we'll drive down to one of our district's apartment's to sleep over because on Thursday we leave at 6 am to go to Accra for a multi-zone conference. We leave so early because we live 4 hrs from the city. It's a great bumpy drive down there.
That's about it for Asuom. My companion is preparing to go home. He only has about 2 weeks left.
Well thanks for the emails and support!! 
I hope yall have a great week!

With love,

Elder morris

Monday, June 5, 2017

Photos

These came through on 6/5/2017 with nothing else!





Hey Mom-
This last week was good. I don't have much time today as we went to see a Obruni Palm Plantation.
I'll go ahead and try to answer the questions you sent:
Im am positive that I'll be dying in Asuom!! President has told me a couple times now. The work is coming along small small. A lot of people in our teaching pool are below the age of 18. We have one 21 year old.... We're preparing people for a baptism on the 16th of this month. 

I didn't have a translator when I gave my talk last week instead I just talked in my Ghanaian accent. Most members understand small English. Things with the comp are fine. The whole apartment is just kinda done with one another. But we're just getting through the transfer. My companion and I talk openly. I've been teaching him some "life skills" the last few weeks. Just when it comes to relationships with people. How he addresses people and talks to them. He can be a little pushy sometimes. He's improved a lot from the first time I met him.

Nothing too interesting this last week. I was shocked by electricity...really bad. ha ha... okay not super bad but it made me fall onto the bed next to me. I was just trying to pull a plug out and BAMMM 220 volts right into my hand! That was a pretty cool experience! I wouldn't recommend it though.
WellIi love and miss you!! I hope you have a great week at girls camp and enjoy the time with the Young Women!!
LOVE YOU BIGGER THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW,


Elder Morris

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hey Y'ALL!!
Its kind of been a while since I was able to send out a weekly email!
Just to let y'all know everything is okay! Asuom is very bushy but the work has great potential to grow out here. We just need a translator. ha ha
These last two weeks have been long and interesting. 2 weeks back, we were walking down the road to our apartment. And as I'm walking I saw a movement on the ground so I stop and look down and behold... a giant scorpion right next to my foot! And it was close to the size of my foot too!! So some Ghanaians came to kill it but my companion wanted a picture first so after his photo shoot someone grabbed a bolder and just dropped it on the scorpion. Sorry little guy....
This last week we went down to Accra (mission home) for MLC. I love sleeping over at president's house!! Hot showers, Root beer floats, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and AC!!!
I actually stayed a couple of days because I had to go to the dentist for the first time on the mission. That was fun!!
When we got back Friday evening we went to the chapel to hold our first baptismal service out here in Asuom. It was for a young boy named Enoch. One of the coolest baptism's I've had. I was able to baptize him. So we have a small set up pool that we put up in the back of the chapel and while we did the baptism it was pouring rain!!! Double wet!!!!! That was really cool and something I'll remember for a while.
Sunday I was asked to give a talk when I walked through the door. Not knowing what to talk about I used my options and just decided to teach the plan of salvation from the missionary lessons. I was actually amazed at how long I was able to speak without writing anything down.  But I was not impressed with how strangely I speak. My little Ghanaian accent was HARD CORE while giving my talk ha ha ha
On to another week. We're trying to help some people prepare for baptism on the 16th of June. Just need to prepare them well to follow our Savior.

I'd just like to say how grateful I am for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I've said it before but the longer I'm on mission I see different ways to apply it in my life. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know it's something that needs to become a lifestyle not just a topic of discussion. Living our lives the way our Savior lived his...go about doing good and blessing those around us.

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the true church upon the face of this earth. It is lead by a true and living prophet, even Thomas S. Monson!

God lives and loves us! We are his children. Jesus Christ is the Son of God! Only through and by his name may we return to live with our Father in Heaven some day.
I hope we all have a great week!
Love and miss y'all

Elder Morris


Monday, May 22, 2017

No Email this Week

5/15/2017
No email again this week from Elder Morris

Monday, May 15, 2017

Follow Up of Mother's Day 2017

HEY MAMAM!!! SURPRISE!! 

We found a small cafe we can use!
Thanks again for answering my call ha ha ha and for sharing all the great things you did! I hope you had a great Mother's day!! I wish I could be there but not to worries...I have 13 weeks left! Not too long right??
Well, I hope you have a great week! I love you so much!

LOVE,
ELDER MORRIS

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bush Life

Hey y’all!! It’s been a while! Welcome to the Ghana Bush life!! Ha ha

We're still traveling every day to our area which is putting a lot of stress on the body. I guess not stress but just exhaustion! They mission office told us we should be moving into our new apartment in Asuom but I don’t know how true that is?! It would make the work easier and help us focus more on the members in our branch there.

I’ve been told that today I have 100 days left on my mission. That is crazy!! How does time go this fast?? I still remember coming on a mission and people saying "your mission will go fast." I didn’t believe them until now!

There are a lot of minty brofo people in Asuom, meaning…they don’t speak English. That’s a big struggle because we always need a translator now to teach people. 

This last week we actually went back down to Ofankor for a multi Zone conference And guess who I got to see a again!!? Sister Divya!!! It was so great! I'd say she’s one of the greatest friends I’ve made on my mission. Now her kids call me “Uncle Morris”. We were able to chat small and catch up. I wish I could go back to Winneba (first area) and see the twins and family we baptized!

Thanks for the emails! Love and miss y’all!!
Have a great week,
Elder Morris


 (I have no idaea what's going on here?) Nikki

 Rainy day P-day soccer

 Sister Divya and our handshake

Sunday, May 7, 2017

No email again this past Monday, May 1. But something else exciting came through on Thursday of this week...
CHURCH TRAVEL PLANS. 
That's right, missionary travel itinerary!
Today marks the 100 day countdown!






Monday, April 24, 2017

HEY YALL!!! 

Sorry I wasn't able to cafe last week! No internet.

Well I'm in my last "dying" area called Asuom. Actually we haven't moved out there yet so we take a 1 hr taxi ride there and back each day and it's very exhausting. Mostly because we have to smash 6-8 people in a 5 man taxi which is not comfortable at allll!!!
My companion is Elder Msomi from South Africa. 


Asuom is a small branch. President simpson sees it becoming a ward in the next few months. We have much work to do out there tho. Starting with the branch and its members. We worship in a small Rented building. The chapel(sacrament hall) is just as big as the Piano and old computer room together. Not big at all!!
We will be moving in this coming friday! YAY no more traveling during the day! 

Yes we do have a senior couple out here. They stay in Abomosu. This is actually their 3rd mission in Abomosu! They're very experienced out in the bush!

After moving in to Asuom, we're planning to hit the farms with members to get our trust level up. It will help us build our relationship with them. We'll have 2 other elders in our apartment as well.
 I don't have much time but just know that I'm prayin for y'all!! If I don't respond back either I don't have time or we don't have internet! I won't be able to send pics anymore for the next 4 months so sorry these emails will be a little boring!

Just know that I love y'all! I'm cheering for ya! Also please pray for me! I need some extra strength right now. I'm a little under the weather. *head cold!
Have a great week,


Love,
Elder Morris

Monday, April 17, 2017

NO EMAIL THIS WEEK


*This is the first week in 21 months that we didn't receive a weekly email from Garrett! No worries, he's in the bush so that is to be expected. I think it will make our reunion that much sweeter! 

Here's a youtube video of Garrett's current area, Asuom.

 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Last Week in Ofankor

I hope everyone is doing well!! Look at all that beautiful American food!! Just to let y’all know my stomach hurt sooo bad for the next 2 days after chopping that food!! KFC+Pizza Hut=an upset stomach! Thanks to Elder Aiono who paid for it all!!!

Well here’s the transfer news...I’ll be leaving to my last area tomorrow. It’s called Asoum. It’s the deep deep bush. They ask that I continue to be a Zone leader but now to a new zone out there! I’m kind of excited now that I know what I’m doing. I’ll be with an Elder from South Africa. Idk how to spell his name so I won’t try till next week but when I talked to him on the phone he said. "I’ll probably be the closest to an American comp that you'll ever have on mission" ha ha  I think I’ll have to agree with that. Up until now I’ve had all African Companions. But that’s not a bad thing as I’ve felt I have had a full mission experience! And I’ll have to say I think the Lord prepared me to be with all African Comps! Shout out to my #Teamlightskin haha 

This week was a great one!! It went super-fast! I think because we had a lot of things to look forward to this week! Friday we were very lucky to attend the temple! Cool experience actually, we walked into the front gate of the compound going to the Area Office and temple site. As we were walking over to the Distribution Center, right before walking in, we crossed paths with our Area Seventy President, Elder Vincent. He was going to the Area Office as well. He greeted all of us and later that day we also met his wife. I just thought it was cool that I was able to greet a General Authority who was just in the same room as the Prophet not so long ago!

Another great experience this week was actually in church. First, we had some investigators that we've been teaching, dating back to the time Elder Kabwika was here, come to church for the first time. It was great to see!! A step of faith! I had another investigator, Kofi (8 years old, Sis Doras son) sitting next to me in sacrament meeting. While they were passing the sacrament I just closed my eyes, as a normal thing I do during the sacrament service. While I closed my eyes, Kofi started tapping me on the shoulder. I look up and he says "Why are you closing your eyes??"  Even though we should have the upmost respect during the Administration of the sacrament, I felt like it was a great teaching moment!

I pulled out an April Liahona magazine that I had with me and opened to the picture of Jesus Christ. I said “When I close my eyes I think about the Atonement Christ made" He responded "you mean the sacrifice" I said "Yes, I think about when He suffered in the Garden and died on the cross for me…When we partake of the sacrament we think of Jesus Christ."

After saying this I closed my eyes and waited for a few seconds. I then opened to see what Kofi would be doing and looked at him looking at my companion whose eyes were also closed. Immediately I saw Kofi fold his arms and close his eyes. He recognized by our example and decided to follow. As I thought about this experience this week and about the coming of Easter Sunday, I reflected how I’ve also learned through serving a mission, that CHRIST is our example! As we think of Him and His actions, as WE become as little children, we can decide to do the things that our Savior, Jesus Christ has done…forgive others, serve, bring healing to broken hearts, care for the poor and needy, just to name a few. He is the PERFECT EXAMPLE and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to repent and become better as He is. I’m sooo grateful for His atoning sacrifice. I’m grateful he suffered and bled from every pore; died on the cross, and died for us. I’m grateful for all of this so that He would know how to succor me when I fall. I know He'll do the same for you if you allow him to!

For the rest of this week it'll be pretty busy! Tomorrow I travel to Abomesu and stay there until they get us an apartment in our area. Wednesday we have to come back down to Accra for MLC. We'll get to sleep over at President house!! Yippe!!! And then the next adventure begins in the bush!!!!! 
Thanks for the support y’all! Hope y’all have a great week!  Can’t wait to send you my bush pictures next week! Ha ha ha
Love y’all,
Elder Morris





Monday, April 3, 2017

Lunch with the A.P.'s

Shield of FAITH

Sword of Truth

Dirty water filter vs. clean water filter 


HEY YALL!!!

Hope everyone had a great week!! Mine had a slow start but it ended really great with the opportunity to watch General Conference. It means so much more to me now that I’ve grown up. Before I just kind of took conference as a time to draw pictures and eat as much food as I’d like for 10 hours on the weekend twice a year...but now I’d say it bring great spiritual strength and a boost. It was amazing to hear inspired talks from our beloved Prophet and Apostles. It was truly great!

We have a number of people we are preparing for baptism this coming 16th of April. Easter Sunday! Sadly transfers are next week and I have no doubt that I’ll leave this time. I’ve been in Ofankor for 7 months. Oh by the way, today just so happens to be my 19th month mark...Holy Cow...Time is flying by!

Well this is the last week of transfer and assuming I’m leaving, so I’ll have to show Elder Dini all the member’s houses that I know. Here in Ghana it’s kind of difficult to locate members’ homes unless they show you themselves because there's not really house numbers. So they just tell you a general area and hope that you’ll find them. 

Oh and just a little something extra for this week. Nothing to special but I heard from former "Elder" Kabwika and he said he’s coming back to Ghana to do the Pathway program and after a year he'll transfer to BYU Idaho. So Mom…you'll actually get to meet one of my African companions someday!!! PRETTY COOL HUH?!

Thanks for all the support! You're all in my prayers!
love y’all
Elder Morris



Monday, March 27, 2017

Well Hope everyone had a great week!
Again, not much to report in the area.
We were able to do some contacting again and were able to get 4 more new investigators. The teaching pool is slowly picking up.
With the Investigators we're teaching now we have about 6 with baptismal dates. Sister Dora and her son were planning to be baptized on the 9th of April but sadly Sister Dora has only been to church one time. She’s actually pregnant and is always feeling sick so she has a good excuse.
We started teaching these two Nigerian brothers that showed up to church one day and wanted to start learning. They're doing well. They said in our first lesson that they already believe the church is true. Nevertheless, we still need them to pray to receive the sure answer from our Heavenly Father!
Just a little spiritual thought this week. We were sitting in the chapel on Saturday afternoon with some of the youth and we started asking each other questions. When it was one of the youths turn to ask me a question I was supersized by what she asked. "What does the Atonement mean to you?"

To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever asked myself this question. But I quickly responded, "It means EVERYTHING to me! And I try to use it every day!". I then realized how great my mission has been to me. 2 years of growing. I’d say 90% Spiritually and 10% physically (I’ve chopped fried rice every day for the last 7 months...)😶

But seriously, if you were to ask me when I was home, before my mission what the Atonement of Jesus Christ means to me, I’d hesitate and have to think about it. I would try to see where I could apply it or even what it actually means. But now I see. Life isn’t about being perfect, but life is about preparing to become perfect. In order to do that, we need to use the Infinite Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. We need to be cleansed of our sins. We do this by BUILDING our faith in Christ, repent of our sins each day, partake of the Sacrament each Sunday to renew our Covenants made at baptism. As I do this I receive the SPIRIT once again in my life and continue practicing perfection. 

How grateful I am for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know I’m not perfect...only one of Gods children was. That child, even the Son of God, Jesus Christ, made it possible for us to become as He is, one day. 

Thanks for all the support y’all give me! I appreciate it each week!
Y’all are in my prayers. Have a great week!
With love,
Elder Morris

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