January 20, 2015
Well, last week Elder Tate and I were recovering from being sick. That didn't stop us though from going out and working. We started the week off with a super awesome district meeting and then just went out and taught people.
We had zone conference which was awesome! We had the conference with two other zones. And, we got to see President Hobbs and got trained on a bunch of things. I also got to see a bunch of missionaries that I know and love. Elder Tate promised President Hobbs (the mission president) that we would find two new investigators! The first thought that popped into my head was, "My companion is crazy!" But, the awesome thing is that we did find two new investigators!
We also went to a house, where the sisters are teaching, and cast out an evil spirit. It was a super interesting experience. Here is the story: So, to start off this is the house of some investigators that the sisters in our district are teaching. Our sisters were talking to us and telling us all the crazy things that were happening. So, one person attempted to kill him self twice and just every time they'd be at the house they wouldn't get along and there just wasn't any peace. They also saw some things that scared them, like smoke rising from the ground when no one was smoking. So, we ended up talking to a member in our ward who's cast out evil spirits before and he just let us know what was going to happen and how things could go. So, we went to the house. When we got there the spirit immediately left and all of us just got this feeling of sadness and anger and just that there was no peace. So, we had the investigators show us around the house, and all we could really do was just try our best to listen to the Holy Ghost on what to do and see how we felt. All of us felt this weight on our chest. So, we walked around for like and hour and eventually realized that the evil spirit was running and hiding from us. So, the three of us talked and decided to go to this one place in the house and Brother Heywood, the member who came with us, raised his right arm to the square and said "In the name of Jesus Christ I command all unrighteous spirits to leave." It left with no fight and the feeling completely changed and the feelings we'd had at first were gone. Then, this metal thing next to us made some noise and we heard some noise off in the distance. The spirit still wasn't back in the home so, we dedicated the house and the spirit filled the home. We had invited the Holy Ghost back into their home and it had returned since the evil spirit was gone. After the fact my companion Elder Tate said, "None the less, that was a good learning experience." What I learned is that the power of the priesthood that we've been given by our Heavenly Father is powerful! We need to use it righteously!
We finished off the week by helping some non-members move and they became investigators. Well, I love all of you so much! Have a great week. Remember to read your scriptures, it will bless your life even if you just read a verse. And, remember to pray morning and night and during the day if you're struggling or just feel like you need to pray. All of this has blessed my life and I know it'll bless yours as well.
Elder Peter H. Niceler
|Me & my super good friend, Elder Findlay, who I love!|
These are pics of the family Elder Tate & I spent Christmas with & who let us FaceTime our families!