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Now for the best part. "The Three Nephites of Georgetown" have had some amazing service opportunities this last weekend. We got to help out Matt Wood with a huge project with the Boy Scout troop that he used to be a member of. Every year they do a massive can/bottle drive fundraiser and it takes a lot of work (they end up getting $3K+ every year). So Matt asked us to help, and we had a full day planned to go to the Joseph Smith Memorial, but that fell through (blessing in disguise), so we were able to help. Long-story-short, we worked in our proselyting clothes in a fairly dirty environment, and we still worked hard and fast the whole time. It was so fun, and all the people (who were originally not so fond of us) grew to like us so much as we worked. I learned so much while I was working (pretty much running around, sorting bottles and such on tables, and filling in wherever I was needed), and felt so many great feelings. As I worked, I felt so incredibly happy. I know that service can bring happiness, but this just strengthened my testimony sooooo much more. We felt as Ammon did - offering to serve simply to serve, and not for any reward. Also, as I served, I felt the pure love of Christ in my heart, and I just felt so much love for the people I was working with, for the people of Georgetown, and for the people of New England. I felt that love that comes from a knowledge of people being more than just strangers, but rather of them being my heavenly brothers and sisters. We found how true it is that as we serve others, we are in the service of God. And all of this brought me true happiness.
In the way of other news, (not sure if I told you yet) we had a miracle this last week with Sister Doody being able to get a new job so that she doesn't have to work on Sundays, and so she can come to church! And we have met with her friend, Blanca Rodriguez, and Blanca's son, Josue, and we are currently teaching them. Also, Josue came to church yesterday and loved it and looks forward to coming to mutual and church regularly!
Elder Ahumada, Elder Morales, and I have been witnesses to so many miracles and blessings as we strive to serve and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In all instances, we are brought to humble gratitude for the Lord's loving care in helping us to move the work forward.
From New England with love!
Elder Dustin Carr