Monday, October 10, 2011

"But Jesus wasn't Mexican!" The further adventures of Elder Dickson in the mission field

!Hola, Familia!
 Good to hear from ya! How're y'all doin? Did you get your package, Devin? I sent one for your birthday, let me know if it got there. E-mail me!
First, let me explain the heading; we were teaching a part-member faimly, and the husband wanted to know why we worship on Sunday when the Jews in Christ's day (and today) worship on Saturday. We were being a little smart and said, "Well, sunday is the last day of the week in the Spanish Calendar." He frowned, then said, "But Jesus wasn't Mexican." We burst out laughing at that. It was a good lesson; he is a funny guy.
We might be in a tricky spot with that golden family; the kids still wanna get baptized, but the mom still isn't certain if she wants to join yet. We foud out that we need to explain better that this is the only true church; she still thinks any church is a good church.
Teaching the gospel is the coolest thing! Even better than teaching the gospel is having them understand it and enjoy it! There has been plenty of times we are teaching someone, and something we say rings familiar to them, or they studied it that morning, or it was something they have always wondered about; it is so cool how the spirit can lead us to the right place at the right time, and say the right things to someone who has been prepared! It amazes me every time!
We did a lot of tracting this week; we met some really awesome people! We met this mostly blind guy who wants to read the BoM but can't really see, so we are going to help him set up a computer program that enlarges images on his computer, then download the Book of Mormon from, or else get it in audio. We met this other lady who was reading in James that morning, and when we told her about Joseph Smith reading James1:5 she got excited, saying, "That's what I have been thinking about, too!" How cool is that? Then we met this lady who was smiling a mile a minute, and we couldn't help but smile as well! She was super friendly and she invited us back! We also met this 13-year old girl who was interested in what we believed, and she invited us to her Life Church this friday. Might go check it out if we have time! What cool people we met this week!
We also had zone meeting this past week; it was good to see some of those guys from the MTC that came out with me! It was a blast!
Yay! BYU won! Go Cougars!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Dad sent me that picture of you, Devin. You're such a cheeseball! Nice hat by the way; did you get that for your birthday? Hope it was a good party; did you get my package yet?
People here in Georgia are crazy about the Bulldogs; you can always tell when they win or lose, the attitude of the town shows it. We seem to get to run into a lot more friendly people when Georgia wins, anyway lol!
Wow, a bishopric change. Strange that Bishop Fitzgerald isn't Bishop Fitzgerald anymore; Brother Smith will make a great Bishop, and Brother McDonald and Jensen and Miller are way awesome! Tell mom to tell all of them hi!
It's been a great week for me, and I plan to have a better one this week, and the next! The church is true, the book is blue, and God is a Mormon! Never forget that!
Elder Casey Guy Dickson
P.S. My profile is finally up! Check it out! Here in Atlanta North Area plus 9 other location s in the U.S. ( including Lincoln, Nebraska!) there will be commericals and internet ads and billboards; the media blitz stared monday and we already had 2 referrals from the site. It's awesome!
P.S.S. Hey Shelby, how is school? how is life? How is volleyball? Write or e-mail me please lol! I wanna know, can you show me? I wanna know about the strangers like me! Is your profile up?
P.S.S.S. Hey mom, how is work and life and volleyball and such? Is your profile up?
P.S.S.S.S. Hey Devin, tell me what you got for your birthday, and let me know how life is, as well as school and whatever. Is your profile up?
P.S.S.S.S.S. Hi Aunt Darcell and Uncle Charles and Rebecca! How are y'all? Is your profile up, Aunt Darcell lol?
Elder Dickson and his fellow missionaries in Georgia.

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Casey Guy Dickson

Casey Guy Dickson
Called to serve in the Georgia Atlanta North Mission (July 2011 to July 2013)