Dated: December 9, 2013

So, about a week ago, on Friday November 29th, we drove to Sissionville and the transfer van broke down. We got it to the dealership, and they said that the transmission on it is broken and we will be lucky if we get the van fixed by Christmas. So Elder Udy and I have been walking around quite a bit. We got bus passes to get us to and from our area. So the bus is interesting. We found 2 potential investigators on the bus for the Zone Leaders that we live with. So that has been cool, teaching people on the bus.

On Sunday, they canceled church because of the snow (no the snow was not that bad, but people here freak out in the snow, and they don’t clear the roads as good as they do in Utah). We had already gotten up to the church by the time we were told, so we spent a few hours with Sissionville elders and went and shoveled walked for people. It was good to do. It was super wet snow.  It started to rain on us too. Weird right? Well, since all church was canceled, President Pitt got the assistants and had a bunch of the missionaries come to the mission office and we did the sacrament there. There were about 15 of us. It was a really neat experience. We then had an hour and a half discussion about Jesus Christ. It was awesome. The spirit was very strong and I felt good there. I learned so much.

I went home and studied the atonement after that, and this is a scripture that stuck out to me.

2 Nephi 1:15 But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love.

I really like that because when we all meet the savior again, He will come up and give us a hug and love us like no one else can. I know my Savior loves me. His love is perfect. Sometimes we need to let him love us though. No matter our struggles or trials, if we can remember and feel his love, his love can change us. Through his grace and mercy, he can lift us up. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we use the atonement  With what He went through for us, why would we not use the atonement? He is closer then we think.

I love you all, and I hope you all have a fantastic week. Use the atonement every day.

If you go to and type in "the atonement of Jesus Christ Hugh Nibley" read parts 1, 2, 3, 4. It really teaches about the atonement. This is something that I really liked from it.

"It was the custom for one fleeing for his life in the desert to seek protection in the tent of a great sheik, crying out, “Ana dakhiluka,” meaning “I am thy suppliant,” whereupon the host would place the hem of his robe over the guest’s shoulder and declare him under his protection. In one instance in the Book of Mormon we see Nephi fleeing from an evil enemy that is pursuing him. In great danger, he prays the Lord to give him an open road in the low way, to block his pursuers, and to make them stumble. He comes to the Lord as a suppliant: “O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness! O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine enemies!” (2 Ne. 4:33.) In reply, according to the ancient custom, the Master would then place the hem of his robe protectively over the kneeling man’s shoulder (kafata). This puts him under the Lord’s protection from all enemies. They embrace in a close hug, as Arab chiefs still do; the Lord makes a place for him (see Alma 5:24) and invites him to sit down beside him—they are at-one."

The Lord invites us to come and be at one with Him.


Elder Spencer

P.S.  Sorry I don’t write as many personal letters to all of you, and to the grandmas. I have only like an hour to email in this area so it makes it tough. Just let people know I love them and appreciate them.

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