Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Lord Provides

Hello to all!!

     Well all the snow has melted, and the weather is back up to 70. The past few days have been nice clear skies and the perfect temperature. The wind is beginning to get stronger lately which is making me nervous for that harsh weather that everyone says is coming! This winter is supposed to be the worst they have had here in years! I'm still trying to figure out how bad it’s going to be; The snow seemed bad enough!! There is some crazy weather here!
    Well this week was Amazing!! First off we had Zone Conference on Tuesday! Zone Conference was awesome! The Zone Conference was all of the missionaries that are in the Greybull Basin area of Wyoming (The only part of Wyoming that my mission covers.)!! There were about 50 Missionaries there from two different Zones in our mission, The Wyoming North and Wyoming South Zones. It was an amazing experience to feel the power and spirit all the missionaries in one place! I learned a lot at the conference about how to become a better missionary and how to be more effective!! By applying what I have learned Elder Brechter and I have been able to have lot of success and more success to come!! It is amazing how the Lord has set people in priesthood callings to give us all personal guidance to help us improve in all that we do! As Missionaries He has given us our Mission President who helps is and teaches us each individually on how to be the best missionaries we can be!! As a world Heavenly Father has given us Prophets to guide His people and to teach them! I have been thinking a lot about prophets lately due to the fact that General Conference is in Two Weeks!! It is an amazing blessing to have a Living Prophet on Earth today and to listen to him speak on a regular basis! Prophets are indeed men called of God, and they truly testify of Jesus Christ! Both the Bible and The Book of Mormon affirm the role of prophets in this life! In Amos 3:7 in the bible it reads "surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." and in the Book of Mormon Jacob 7:11 "none of the prophets have written, nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ" . In the Mouth of Two or More Witnesses is all truth revealed.
  Now for a crazy story this week. On Thursday Elder Brechter and I were out and about talking to everyone we saw when we came across Carl. Carl was in his yard cutting the tops off some carrots. We started talking to him and had a nice conversation! As we were starting to leave he gave us each a carrot from his garden. They were huge!!! At the time I was kind of hungry and it was a blessing to have a snack to eat! The Lord really does provide for those who serve him! I love being out on a mission and meeting new people every day!! I love you all!!!

This is My Joy Alma 29:9

Elder Cameron Kimball

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September Weather

Snow in Cody

  Guess What!! IT SNOWED!!! We woke up Tuesday morning to 4 inches of snow!!!!It was crazy! So the week started out really cold but its slipped into an "Indian summer" as it’s called in these parts. The weather is back up to the mid 80's. This week was awesome and crazy, again! First of all I’m back in Cody again, it’s good to be back. However after only two days back my companion went on another switch for a week so now i am with Elder Brechter for this week but we are in Cody still which is nice.
  This week has been awesome and I have learned a lot. Yesterday elder Brechter and I had a awesome experience as we were out finding more people to teach! As we started out in the evening something didn't feel quite right. After a couple of minutes of this we decided to stop and say a prayer. After the prayer we still felt that we should continue with our original plan. The only difference was that now we felt good about it. As we went about talking to people we started to feel promptings to go to certain houses. As we followed the promptings we were led to the people we needed to see. Our plans didn't change at all after the prayer. The difference was that we were then more receptive to the guidance we needed to receive. I know that as were turn our focus to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that we are then prepared to receive guidance through the Holy Ghost. Just like in the bible in Matthew chapter 14 when peter walks on the water to get to Christ. But when his focus leaves the Savior he begins to sink into the water. As long as he stayed focused on Christ through the storm he was able to do things that seem impossible. When we get distracted by the hard time and take our focus of the Savior we begin to sink into the depths of this stormy sea of a world. With all the craziness happening we need all the more to have a Christ centered attitude and as it says in Proverbs 3:5, " Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thy own understanding." We need to rely on him and trust in the guidance he gives us ion all that we do!

I love you all

Trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

More Mission Training Center Photos

Trust in the Lord

September 8, 2014

Hello Again to all!
So this week was kinda crazy!! After emailing last week I was sent on a last minute exchange to the nearby town of Powell!! I have been here all week and it has been awesome!! It’s been a crazy shuffle because my companion went with another set of missionaries for a while and I went with the zone leaders. After a few days one of the zone leaders went out to Burlington leaving me and the other zone leader here in Powell! So Elder Braden (that zone leader I'm here with) and I have been doing lots of work!! 
This week there were two amazing things that happened!! The first was that we got to go to the temple as an entire zone!! It was incredible to feel the spirit that is there in the temple!! Being in he temple with all the other missionaries brings a whole new spirit into the temple!! The blessings that come from attending the temple are in numerable!! Despite the fact that it was almost 250 miles round trip, the feelings of the spirit and the feelings of mission unity are well worth the sacrifice!!
The second amazing thing that happened this week happened yesterday! When we were planning for Sunday I had the thought to try something new! The plan was to be at the local park (Washington Park) from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. This time however we were going to arrive early and we were going to say a prayer before we did anything!! All went as planned and during that 30-minute time we were able to find three new people to teach!!! This experience really taught me a lot about prayer! The main lesson that I learned was that as we make ourselves available to the Lord by setting specific plans and following through with those plans, He will place people in our path that He has prepared to talk with us! Heavenly Father wants to bless our lives! As we trust Him and prepare ourselves to listen and follow the guidance he gives us we can receive those blessings from Him!! Heavenly Father Loves us all and we are His Children!! The blessings He has in store for us are more than we can imagine!! As we do our best to follow His teachings we will ultimately be able to return to live with Him in the Eternities!! I Love this work and I know that this truly is the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!
I love you all!!!
This is my Joy (Alma 29:9)

Elder Cameron Kimball

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs..I ate!  They were pickled with garlic, onion, dill, jalapenos, and beet juice for color.

Off roading in Cody. 

Wyoming mud. The weather changes quickly.

Work in Cody

Hello All!!
      Well yesterday was Labor Day and the library was closed so I get to email today instead!! This past week has been awesome!! So the weather here in Cody is a little Bi-polar and everyone is saying it’s going to be a long winter!! My companion and I were walking between appointments one day in the partly cloudy weather and not 5 minutes later it started to downpour from entirely cloudy skies!!! Then much to our relief we were blessed with a ride just as the hale started!!!! There are a lot of freak storms like that here!
   This week has been awesome!! I am finally starting not be lost in this small but confusing town. This week we spent most of our time finding new people to teach. It made me really nervous to knock on random doors but after a few hours I started to get more comfortable.
  As fun as finding is, my favorite part is being able to teach people and help them learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ!! Earlier this week one of our Investigators committed to be baptized later this month!! It is really amazing to see her progress towards that goal!! During the lessons the Spirit is so powerful it is incredible!! It brings me joy to see how people are changing their lives for the better!! I love it here and I love the people here!! I know that what I am out here teaching is true!! I know that is has the power to change our lives for the better and help us grow closer to our Father in Heaven!!

I love it Here!!
This is My Joy (Alma 29:9)

Elder Cameron Kimball