August 24th 2010
Its hammer time. The quote was great this week. I've read somewhere on someones fridge since i have been out and i love it. So to start off this week i just want to say that raul did not fight that hard to save her. If anyone can name what movie i'm talking about i'll be happy. Soooo...I'm sorry. It must be killing all of you to not hear from me for more than a week. I didn't want to not email. And i thought i would be able to so i didn't write but the guys i was with ran out of time and i was lucky i got to shoot a quick email out. So this one i hope is good....So your all probably wondering, "Where are you getting transferred Elder Arnett". Well wonder no more because i am about to tell you. I am being transferred... :(. I love it down here in Stockton. Everyone in the mission wants to be down here. We are killing it down here and it is so much fun with the friends i have made so far. I am going to be going to Elk Grove which is like a suburb of Sacramento kind of place. My new companion will be Elder Holyoak. He has been out a little over a year and just finished training and will now be a District Leader so yeah he is legit.I am super excited to serve up there with him and I also heard one of the Zone leaders plays the uke up there so i'll have to see what we can do... But yeah so i'm bummed but not too bummed about this next transfer. So the past two weeks have been great. I will now tell you about them. So if i recall correctly i told you all about the Jordan family who is a part member family and they found us. Well they didn't come to church for two weeks so we were freaking out. So we kept teaching them and they are super excited to be baptized. So the sunday before last they came to church and loved it. It was awesome and the wife knows like half the people in the ward because she went to school with them. So it was great. Then on monday we taught them then we gave them a baptism date! Which they accepted! Sept. 11th. Now you might be thinking oh yeah 9/11 what are they thinking but it has meaning to their family so it was totally inspired. Also what the crap is obama thinking?! So then we went on this thursday and taught them about the word of wisdom, the law of chastity and tithing and they loved it. The husband smokes and drinks coffee but i can tell he wants to be baptized so i know the Lord will help him as he tries to quit. So thats another thing i'm bummed about is leaving the Jordans. They are awesome but my Mission President said i can come back and see em get baptized. So that is super exciting.We also have an investigator named Jack. I did tell you about him. He has health problems up the whazoo! its insane but he is getting better. He kind of looks like a fat skeloton though. Anyways so we've been teaching him for a couple of weeks now and its been good. He is reading from the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it is true but doesn't feel like he is receiving an answer. So last thursday we had a District meeting where we were trained on how to help people receive revelation through prayer and reading the book of mormon and i realized i was not being bold enough with Jack. So got him set up to come to church but he didn't come. So we were pissed cuz he flaked on us previously on friday for a church tour. So we went and taught him yesterday and also to mention he has never accepted a baptism invitation. So we were teaching him and all i could think about was that he needed real intent which it talks about in moroni 10:4 to receive an answer if its true so i told him that if he wanted to receive an answer that the book of mormon was true then he would have to show God that he is willing to act on his answer cuz it would profit him nothing if he knew and wasn't going to do anything about it. So i said "knowing that Jack, if God let you know through the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true, Will you follow the example of Jesus Christ by being baptized by someone holding the priesthood authority of God" and then there was a long pause and you could feel the spirit so much it felt like you could touch it with your hands and he looked at me and said yes i will be baptized. And it was Awesome! So my companion promised him that he will receive an answer if it was true or not before the next time we met which we know its true so it looks like Jack will be baptized as well! It was super great. So that is this weeks story and I'm stickin to it. This work is amazing and bring more joy than anything else can bring. It was great receiving mail from everyone this week. You all have a letter coming your way very soon :). So yeah i best be going. I hope everything is going great at home. Mom your emails are fantastic don't you worry. I love you all. I'm excited for Sam. and i hope you all have a great week. Love, Elder Tyler Pete ArnettP.S. I shaved my head and had to shave a part in it cuz it was too short ha.