Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Blessing- Week 56

What a wonderful week!! It's definitely been a crazy couple of weeks but I am so grateful for all that has happened! I am growing so much every day (Spiritually, not physically..no worries there.)! This week, I am just grateful. Nothing else. I just feel a very deep and sincere appreciation and sense of gratitude for Jesus Christ. I truly love and adore Him and am so grateful that I get to learn of Him and testify of Him in all that I do and say every day.

Nate and Avraham were both baptized yesterday and so was Private Stoller. I always, always love the simplicity and power of that sacred, spiritual, cheerful, saving ordinance:)

I am so grateful that I have been able to be apart of and witness 4 incredible young men's conversion to Jesus Christ and His gospel and see the light of Christ illuminate their very being in the last few weeks and months. It is such a beautiful and wonderful thing! 
Being in Oklahoma, there are a million church's and I get to see a whole lot of their marquee's and I saw a stellar one last week that read as follows:
"If it's not worth praying about, it's not worth worrying about."
What a remarkable quote!! There is so much truth involved in the simplicity of that statement! It has definitely helped me this week to reevaluate the things I worry about and in turn that has improved the quality of my prayers. I love prayer and I truly believe that to be the very purpose of missionary service and life for us on the earth!

Keep the faith,
Elder Ricks

                                              Elder Ricks, Nate, Avraham, Elder Alcarion

                                                           Baptism at Fort Sill yesterday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Blessing- Week 55

Private William Boner was baptized on Fort Sill yesterday! I had the pleasure of teaching him and being a witness for his special moment and being apart of the circle for his confirmation. I love this work!! My greatest dreams have turned into my very reality. How surreal. #Purejoy