Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me
"And he saith unto them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Matt. 4:19) As the New Year begins, we, the members of the Willow Wood Ward, invite you to Come and Follow Him!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Elder Colton Price

Hey guys!! I am sorry that it is a weird week but its transfers tomorrow so we put preparation day on Wednesday. 
So to answer the big question...yes, I am getting transferred out of Huntington. It is like leaving another one of my homes. I am so excited to see where I end up after this. Elder Callister isn't terribly happy that I am leaving him alone. I told him that we will definitely have to catch up when we see each other at meetings and such. 

I want you to know that I love you all so much!! It has been somewhat rougher trying to wait until Wednesday to email you. I hope you know how much it means to me that you support me. Likewise I hope that you know that I support you and all that you do. I was told of a previous Elder in this are that went on his mission and his parents told him that if he left they would disown him. He went anyway and he wasn't fazed at all. His parents told him via his sister that they had moved and he was not allowed to know where they had gone. He still wasn't fazed. I am so glad that I didn't have to go through that. 

Yesterday at a lesson that we had with an investigator named Jeremiah we asked him to say the closing prayer. He did such a good job, but Elder Callister and I had to try not to laugh our heads off when he said "thank you for bringing the Mormon mercenaries to me..."  I have been called several names on my mission and I gotta' say, Mormon mercenaries is a new one...and an awesome one coming from our investigator. 

I bought stirrups for my bike yesterday and installed them, it will be nice not to have the dress shoes slide off of the pedals because they don't have a good tread for pedals. 
OH YEAH!!! I haven't written you about my crash yet! 
Elder Callister were on route to our service thingy we do every friday for the salvation army. The bike ride is maybe a mile...max. We were just doing the normal routine when we ride- no hands on the handlebars just cruisin along. We were almost there and I went to turn left into the front of the church and lock up to the bike rack in the front, but I forgot to tell Elder Callister that this was the plan. So I slowed down and started turning left and managed to turn right in-front of no hands Elder Callister. He managed to grab his handlebars and slam on his breaks before he hit me going about 12-15 mph. He only got minor scrapes on his hands but MAN...MY BACK TIRE IS AWFUL. We took it in to the bike shop and they said that it is as trued as it will get...except for the hop in it caused by a bent rim, so now no matter what I am riding on I hit a bump with every revolution of the tire. :) I am having a blast on my mission!!

I wan't you to know that I know that what I am doing is Gods' work. I am a servant of the Lord, a representative of the Savior Jesus Christ. I also represent the Price Family, and I bear both names with pride. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. There are no words to describe how I feel about His infinite Atonement. He alone was prepared and chosen, before this world began, to be the Savior. I love Him. I am so grateful for the relationship that I am building with Him and Heavenly Father. He is my advocate to the Father; He is also my dear friend. I value His trust and strive to always be worthy of it. This is His Gospel and it brings us to the very presence of Heavenly Father if we follow it exactly. I know that Heavenly Father wants what is best for us. We are His children and He rejoices when we do what is right. I know that Joseph Smith is the prophet of the restoration. He was the tool in Christs' hand that allowed this marvelous work and wonder to be cut out of the mountain without hands. "No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing...The truth of God will go forth...until the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done." 


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