Monday, May 9, 2011

Greetings, and Happy Mother's Day! This week was wicked good, we have big things going on. Stephen and Diane Fay came to church together for the second time yesterday. They are an awesome couple that we met about 4 months ago, and they are doing really well. We had plenty of uplifting Mother's Day talks and discussions at church, which Diane enjoyed quite a bit.
One fun experience came on Friday while we were walking and talking at a place called Babson College, an activity that we believed to be allowed. Perfect weather, happy people, beautiful trees and flowers- everything was going our way. That is, until a police car drove up behind us. The officer rolled his window down, asked who we were and why we were there, and more or less told us that we weren't able to talk to anyone of the campus. He was really nice about it, but it was abnormal because we were under the impression that the main road through the college was public property. We decided to obey and left the campus.
Elder Yurevich and I are working well together, and getting the message of the restored gospel out there to the world. I wish sometimes that I could do more than what I am doing; on occasion, I feel like my talents could be put to better use somewhere else. My scripture for the week: "O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!... But behold, I am a man, and do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me" (Alma 29: 1, 3). We should be grateful for the responsibilities that God has given us! I love you guys, I love my mission, and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I find peace and joy when I follow the example of the Savior. I challenge you to read the Book of Mormon. Stay strong!
Elder Crandell

1 comment:

  1. Gotta say, that was a pretty inspirational letter! Way to go Mason--I'm so proud of him! :D