Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Clovis, New Mexico

Hello everyone,

I am being transferred and have a ton of things to do so this will be really short!  I am serving with Elder Krizin in Clovis, New Mexico.  If you have heard that name before it is because we have served together already.  I am the district leader and we have 4 people in our district.  The two of us and a set of sisters.  I don't know much about the area but the address is 2100 Mitchell apt 11 Clovis, New Mexico 88101.  

I will really miss Midland and Elder Rose.  We were a great team and had a lot of fun with the members and those were taught. There are some wonderful people there!

It is so great to know that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to care for us as individuals!

Gotta run...Love to everyone,
Elder Marshall
Oh, the church is true!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

So Grateful For This Gospel


You asked if we can go I get to go to baptisms in my district.  If there is a baptism in the area we are allowed to go if we have an investigator.  I would like to go to them all especially those I interviewed.  There is such a great spirit that is at baptisms. 

Not to much has happened this week for us. We are out working, but it's been slow, and kinda hectic as you can tell I ended up having to email you on Thursday.

We are working with a few people who are wonderful!  

It breaks my heart to hear about people doing thing they know are wrong or breaking commandments, but I can't control anyone's agency, that was satan's plan. I know we teach and talk about what is right and wrong. It is agency, but to every choice their is a consequence or reaction. We will be judged for our actions especially those we are making when we KNOW what is right or wrong. It tears me up inside to know people I love are not living up to their potential... Thank goodness for the atonement.  We all can use it as often as we need it.

I am so grateful for this gospel. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon, and the rest of the canon of scripture we have. I know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet. It's either that or he is the greatest con-artist in the world. I know with out a doubt that the Prophet Joseph Smith was directed and lead by God. It is undeniable. God loves us. I know that. I know he wants the best for us even if it means we have to go through trials to learn. We are to become more like God. We can do that as we endure through our trials with a determination, and a joy knowing that we are becoming like God. I know that Thomas Spencer Monson is a prophet of God. Listening to him speak is so soothing. I know that he is directed by God. I am forever grateful for the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ. It makes logic sense and you can feel the spirit as you study it. 

I love you,
Elder Marshall 

PS I am jealous you were all at the cabin, but I bet you are jealous I am serving a mission!  I can't wait to go to the cabin again. We have fun going with the Walker's. I love that game we play where we all act things out.  We all look silly but do it anyway because we all like to WIN!!! I guess next year Marissa and I will be back, and the year after Craig. You'll just have to wait till then to see who is on the winning team.  

I saw some of the photos of the office! It looks great!! Congrats Dad on all of your hard work. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

God Love Us

Hey Everyone;

This week was excellent!!  I was able to interview a couple people for baptism. I love interviewing for baptism. Usually it takes about 20 minutes, but we end up talking for over an hour. I love how strong the spirit is as we talk. One I did Sunday I was almost in tears, and it wasn't anything in particular she said. It was the power of her testimony and the spirit in the room. I love this church. I am so grateful for the divinity of the doctrine we have. I know everything we teach to be true. I know of the love God has for each and every single one of us. It is proven to us through everything we teach. We have a prophet, we have the opportunity to live with our families for eternity, Christ's church was restored, the priesthood is on the earth, we have truth through the Book of Mormon, the Prophet and other scriptures.  All of these things show us of how much God loves us. I can not express how wonderful this is to me. I am so grateful for this truth.

We had Zone Conference this past week. That went well. We were able to have some time as a Zone to play games and relax. It was pretty nice.

Oh we have a new mission office address right now.
The new address for the mission office is:

Texas Lubbock Mission
6310  114th Street
Lubbock, Texas  79424

I guess if you have anything to send around the time of transfers you can send it there. Transfers is the 12th & 13th that Tuesday and Wednesday.  We will find out next Saturday if we get moved, not this up coming one the 9th.

Oh I spoke to soon about the MICE. They're BACK. Well at least we got a couple more. We know right where the hole is so now we can shove some steel wool in there. I guess that prevents them from coming back in. I HOPE!!

Oh, my birthday is coming up... hint hint...I need razor foils, my razor is a remington. I need to find out what the model number is to the razor so you can get more foils. My foil now has a hole in it and it hurts like flippin crazy to shave, but I got a manual razor until I can get some new foils. Oh in the next package can you send me my cologne. the one million. the one that looks like a gold bar? Don't forget the gummy worms!

I can't really think of to much new that's going on.
I love you.
Elder Marshall