Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

family and friends whats happenin!! Well i hope your week has been so great!!! I know that it has been a great week for us here in the Vinton area !!! I love you all and i sure do miss you!!!
This week we had a BAptism!! Jeremy our investigator got baptized it was awesome haha he was singing and dancing before his baptism he was so excited. My testimony has grown so much these past 5 weeks, i know that the lord is preparing people EVERYWHERE no matter where we go we can find the elect!!!!! Elder Clay had the great opportunity to baptism, i think most of  my happiness comes from seeing others happy it gives me the excitement to keep going!! But the work doesnt stop we got alot of more work to do here in Vinton we are going to help this place be the top baptizing area in the mission haha. I am so greatful to be able to be here I know that my father in heaven knows me and exactly what I need I am greatful to be in the service of Gods children and I know that this work is true!!
I wanted to send a quick shout out to my good friend Ashley Cox I hope you have an amazing BIrthday !!! you sure are awesome and I hope you are having a blast in Hawii!! Wish I could go there haha. Well I hope you have an amazing day ashley. thank you for everything . love ya friend!!
Well I love you all so much I am sorry this email is so short but we are going to play football with other missionaries. But I just want you all know to know that I love being able to serve! I love my recent converts and how much they have strengthed my testimony , I feel like I have been converted on my mission. I know that through a young boy we have the resstored gospel and we hold that priesthood to bless the lives others. I love my family so much I miss them and they mean the world to me. I love you all and I hope you have such a great week and that its full of blessings!!!
                                                                                              elder bentley
                                                                                     -moroni 8: 3 

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

Well howdy everyone!!!!! I hope everyone is having a super duper week. Its true the saying,  days feel like weeks and weeks feel like days. Everything is just a blur a cant seem to keep up with time there is just so many people to baptize and so litttle time to do it haha. But I hope your doing well and have had a spledid week!!!
Well one of our investigators is hopefully getting baptized on Sunday!!!! I tell you what missionary life is just so exciting there is nothing better than bein here in Vinton, Va serving!!! I am loving every minute of it. We got so much work to do this week!!! This week we were doin alot of finding we really needed to build up our teaching pool and we still have alot more finding to do hopefully we can set more baptisimal dates and see another baptism here shortly, i stil havent been able to see a family come into the church thats somethingI really want to happen before the end of the mission. So recently in our mission we have started praying at 1 o' clock to find the lords elect!!!!! So if any of you wanna join our mission to help us have a White Christmas pray at 1 o'clock and thats eastern standard daylight time haha. Yesterday we got stuffed we had 3 meals within a 4 hour time spand it was crazy it was like it was thanksgiving or something haha.
Well I want to congragulate my sister savannah for becoming the Beehive president , nana love and serve those young women with all you got and make sure that they have a friend and that they come to church do something nice for them love them. your amazing sister and I know you will do so great I love you nana so much your the best.
Well this week I dont have too much to say but ill leave ya with a short little testimony!! I know that this church is true, I am greatful for the prophet joseph smith who saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ, I know that he was confused and joseph found his answer through the scriptures then he went into the grove of tress and knelt and prayed to our father in heaven. Its interesting that satan tried to keep him from praying because he knew that this 14 year old boy was going to change the world, he was going to change lives. I know that satan is going to keep us from doing the right thing because he sees what we can become and he is going to keep us from becoming something great. I love the boy, prophet. I know that my redeemer lives he loves you more than you will ever know. I am great to be a missionary for this church. Let us always remember to stand as a witness of God at all times , in all things and in all places. I love you all so much I hope you have a great week!!!!

                                                                                                                           love elder bentley
                                                                                                                        -moroni 8:3