Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bank Holiday and Departing Testimony

Friends and Family! This is going to be an extremely short email but I just wanted to at least give a quick little update. Yesterday was a bank holiday in Ireland and all the libraries were closed so I was unable to do emails but I have a few minutes right now so i'll cram some stuff in!

This past week seemed like endless hours of finding without much success. However, even though I can not see any immediate fruits from the labours at the moment, I know we are doing what the Lord wants us to do, and for that reason He will bless us. In fact just the other day I received and contacted my very first real media referral! His name is Fernando, apparently missionaries gave him a pass-along card around Christmas time and he just went onto the website and requested a missionary visit. It was a bit of a surprise when we tried by and found out that he was completely def. Using pen and paper and with faith in our hearts we managed to set up and appointment with him and trust in God that we would be able to make it work some how. Miracle..... We found out yesterday that there is a member in our ward that knows fluent sign language! We just got in contact with her and she is happy to translate for us. Our lesson with Fernando is tonight! please pray for us that that lesson goes well and that he feels the spirit. 

The other excitement happened today... We had an all Ireland meeting (My last one) and I gave my departing testimony with some of the other elders in my group. It was the craziest thing!! There was an amazing spirit all though that meeting, and it was hard to walk away after it was all over. I'm really going to miss those experiences. They also gave us the talk, (Collage, Jobs, and Dating) That was also very strange. They started the class by asking everyone what there plans were for when they get home, everyone in my group seemed to have everything perfectly mapped out, until they got to me.  My only response was, "I'm just gonna kinda wing it" I don't think the senior couple was happy with that answer because they called and said they want to meet with me again one on one... So yeah that's pretty much what we've been up to! I'm psyched for all the new experiences and opportunities to serve that await us in May. We will see miracles! 

Love you all!! Enjoy these wise words from our mission president!

"There is power that can cause things to happen that need to happen. There is a spiritual force that can stir a mortal soul toward the spiritual. Faith is a power, and it can cause things to happen that need to happen. It can cause a soul who is good, but dormant, to awaken to God.”(Elder Anderson)

Faith is a principle of power. God works by power, but His power is usually exercised in response to faith (see Moroni 10:7). He works according to the faith of His children. Doubt, fear (an absence of righteous works) are opposed to faith. In faith, we can accomplish what the Lord wants us to accomplish. We help bring about good in our own life and the lives of others. We are able to do miracles according to the Lord’s will. Our faith will be manifest through our diligence and (hard sustained) work. Faith includes confidence in the mission and power of the Holy Ghost. Through faith we receive answers to our prayers and personal inspiration to guide us in the Lord’s work." 
Love, Elder Brycen Cluster

PS. My new (and final) Address
22 Green Briar 
Blanchards Town
Dublin 15

1 comment:

  1. Well done Elder! Your experiences are so wonderful and your photos too! Thank you for sharing your mission adventure with us... and your testimony. I think that your plan to "wing it" will work because you know that the Lord is with you. Good luck and keep serving strong - love & cheers from the Achal gang in Calgary :)