Sunday, October 30, 2011

Investigators on Date for November 5

This morning my companion asked :
Why I left the orange juice in the cubboard where we put the plates?
I . . . have lost . . . my mind.
2 weeks ago I went to this apartment complex where there are alot of Russian speakers.
I met a awsome guy named Anatoli, intrested but he wouldn't give me his contact info.
I gave him ours. (nothing out of the ordinary)
4 days later I get a call from a girl named Olga.
She saw the card and called after finding out some black, mormon, missionay was "preaching" in Russian.
She agreed to learn more and I taught her, her mom, and her uncle. And she is gonna introduce us to her whole family.
Irina and Yelena are both on date for November 5th!
We had more investigators to the Russian group than members on Sunday!
Its growing . . . just like my testimony.
I know this church is true.
The Lord will qualify His sevants to accomplish His will.
The Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build along with many trials.
But it got done.

Love always,

Elder Curran

P.S. Remember the crazy drunk lady who was in love with me? Lisa. Shes been sober for 2 weeks! She getting baptized on Saturday.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Investigators at Church

On average we have 8 people at the Russian branch.

We have 2 investigators that come regularly. They should get baptized soon.

This week was Hard but awsome.
Soooo many miracles.
Why is the gospel so awsome?
Cause it's true.
Nella, another Russian investigator, came to church.
My companion is getting weirder and is now talking about how he thinks about eating me.
"You would taste good with pineapple" - Elder Bolejack
I wont open the other creepy doors that is my companion. But please pray for me.
I think the Lord is preparing me for a really really wierd son.
Yesterday a brave sister in our ward took us around to all her neighbors after she fed us dinner.
We invited them all to learn about the gospel.
Some were more intrested than others, but all took a copy of the Book of Mormon and promised to read it.
We found a new potential investigator from that who is a Russian speaker!
" . . . for he worketh by power according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever."
Moroni 10:7 - The Book of Mormon
Miracles stem from great faith. Faith stems from great desire and diligent action.
Want it, then TRY. See what the Lord will do for you.

love, Elder Curran

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Progress of Russian Branch

A Russian woman (Irina) came to church all the way from north seattle! - Happiest morning of my mission.
What a Pioneer.
The Russian Group is growing.
I had dream I came back in 30 years and it was an enitre Russian Ward.
Wow. :)
Ive redeticated myself to doing the "most amount of good" (Theme for the remainder of my mission). Regardless if it directly results in Baptism.
Im going to set goals to assist in reativation of Less Active members.
I also am setting up time to go to Russian-speaking Homes and teach them english for free.

We have alot of english Investigators with concerns.
Were trying to resolve those concerns by finding out that the Book of Mormon is true.
Many have taken the time to read and pray but a requirement and prerequisite to aquire divine knowlege is diligence and faith.
Alma 32: 38-43 -Book of Mormon
Ether 12:6 - Book of Mormon

" . . .ye recieve no witness until after a trial of your faith."

If you are praying to know if this is true and havent recieved your answer. Dont give up. Keep on nourishing this seed. I promise you will see that it is good.

love always,
Elder Curran

1. What game did they lose by 20 points? That wasnt clear.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Home in 10 Weeks


Yes. I get home December 12th.
That is in 10 weeks.
I will send you some money each month to pay off the 3000.

This conversation litterally happened yesterday.

Me: "Hello could we offer you a Card with our church's website"
Girl at door: "No thank you I already have a church."
Me: "Oh really which church do you go to?"
Girl a door: (Blank look of unsurety)
Me: "You dont know the name of the church you go to?"
Girl at door: " Its that one on 132nd"
Me: "The City Church?"
Girl at door: " Yeah thats it"
Me: (Half smile of dissapointment), then "Have a good day."

There are many types of Churches
some offer fun and entertainment
some offer a good message
some try to scare you into conformity

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offers unchangable Eternal truth taught by prophets of God throughout the existanse of Man.
It offers peace, hope, and guidance to salvation.

We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this couse and ask in Faith will gain a witness of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Ive taken the invitation.
Its true. :)

P.S. It would really help me out if you could let me know and some ideas of how to execute these things with you not being able to come to provo in Jan.

Possible idea?

Get things situated throught the internet and over phone/ email and then come in feb or march. Or maybe we could go to confrence together and look into a franchise?

let me know

That is very exciting about M. I really want her to get baptized. I would actually love to be the one that baptizes her!

Please answer my questions.

Love your son,
Elder Curran

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Companion

New companion - Elder Bolejack (Bow-a-jack)
His favorite pasttimes are:

1) Easting dandelions and other "pretty flowers" (dead serious)
2) Organizing things
3) Recounting memories
4) Asking me questions

He is diligently trying to learn Russian.

It's cute.

Families can be together forever.
Yesterday we felt inspired to go tracting and tracted into a couple recently moved here from India, who work at Microsoft. Testified to them that their family can be together not just in this life , but always. They were intrigued and let us in. We taught them the plan of salvation and asked them to read from the Book of Mormon and ask god if what we taught them is true. They said they would! Such an awesome experience.

Families can be togher forever. It's God's plan. through the restored priesthood of Jesus Christ it is possible. Read the Book of Mormon. It will bring you great joy.