Monday, July 14, 2014
Elder Jaron Hoani King:New Mission President and the 4th
Fresno isn't quite the most "comfortable" place I've ever lived, but there sure are some amazing people who live here. This week was filled with so many wonderful, lasting experiences. On Thursday we got to have a meet and greet meeting with President and Sister Clark. They are such amazing people. We got to spend a couple minutes with each of them just talking. Elder Bryner and I got to spend the fourth with the Recias family. They are so amazing, and sister Recias' sister (say that ten times fast) is one of our investigators! We played monopoly with them and I couldn't help but flash back to those fun times in Midway with Gretchen and Sean. Yesterday we ran in to a man who once took discussions from the missionaries before, but he wasn't able to be baptized at the time because of his circumstances. It was interesting to see that his only problem with the church was one bad experience. He talked about how he knows the church is true, but he just won't be baptized. "Wow," was the only thought that could run through my mind. We ask people everyday to take a step of faith and just talk with us, but this man knew what he needed to and chose not to act. We cleaned the temple this morning with our ward, and that was such a glorious experience. The Spirit taught me a lot, and I know He will teach you as well. Just ask. I love you so much and pray for you everyday.