Monday, July 29, 2013

Moved to Different Apartment in Flagstaff

Here is Elder Andrew Baker's 

Elder Andrew Baker
315 W. Phoenix Ave.
Apt. 4
Flagstaff, AZ  86001

Andrew is staying in an apartment with 3 other missionaries and the two sister missionaries moved into his old apartment.

Following is a quote from Andrew's latest email:

"Wow! The weather here is crazy! It's mostly in the 60's all day. It gets warm up to about noon, then the monsoons roll in and it dumps rain for hours. The streets get flooded, there's houses flooded out... trees are getting knocked down. There's huge hail here. When the streets flood, cars can't even get through. Huge traffic jams. Garbage and branches are floating down the road. It's awesome! I love this weather! Most of the work we did last week was service. We helped fill, and stack a TON of sandbags. It was crazy! Sounds a lot nicer than hot Montana! ;)  I love the weather here. However, they said that this is a very very strange monsoon season. They've never seen so much flooding before! So far, it's the 3rd wettest year Flagstaff has ever had. And the season isn't over for a couple more weeks. Whewww..."

"Speaking of the temple, I was reading a little while ago in Luke. I think chapter 3. In verse 43-45, Mary and Joseph lost Jesus. Imagine how you'd feel if you lost your kid. And not only your kid, but the savior of the world. I'm pretty sure Mary felt like she had just ruined salvation to everyone. I'm sure she was panicked, anxious, frantic, angry, frustrated, and devastated. She looked for him for at least 3 days. Then, in verse 46, after searching forever, trying to fix their problems on their own, they decided to go to the temple. I'm not sure why they decided to go to the temple, but I'd guess that they had basically given up on searching for Jesus. I'd guess that they were there to talk to god. They went to the place where they knew they could feel peace. And at the temple, they found Jesus, and were so amazed. I think each of us needs to go to the temple, or at least a place of sanctuary more often than we do. Maybe it's the woods, or the bedroom in prayer. We need to go to some place where it's quiet, where we can let out our frustrations to god, and let him help us. It's in those quiet places where we get our answers to our problems. Where we receive revelation."

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