I don't have time for much of an email this week, but I'll send some pictures. Alan wasn't able to make it to church, and neither was Cory, but James read from the Book of Mormon this week! And we found a cool new guy named Brian. We taught him the Restoration out on his front porch in subfreezing weather. It was awesome.
This week I've been thinking a lot about submitting our will to the Lord's. In times when it is hard to trust and obey Him, or when exact obedience to gospel standards and the higher law is difficult and inconvenient, remember and be grateful for the choice our Savior made when He said in His agony in the garden of Gethsemane, "not my will, but Thine be done." He made that choice, so that now we will have access every day to His infinite Atonement! Where would we be if He had not chosen the difficult, but right, path that night? We can choose the harder right. We can obey the higher law. We can be exactly obedient. Because we love Him, and He loves us. He will help us.
I love you all!
Elder Alex Swindler
11320 Station West Dr. Ste. 101
Farragut, TN 37934
1-2) Elder Urry got pooped on by a bird
3) New Christmas sweater
4) Last District pic before transfers, plus the zone leaders
5) Whippoorwill Rd
6) It snowed this week!! :)
7) Shouldn't that read "road closed?"
Pranking the other Elders