Logan Picture

Logan Picture
I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me;
yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy. Alma 29:9

Missionary Service

March 23, 2015
Dear Family,
I am doing better than I was last week for sure. The blog sounds great, and thanks for sending me some things, I'll let you know when they get here. I want to say I am eating healthier but I definitely am not. I have eaten a lot of bagels. The food here is mostly the same as at home. Role playing, even though I don't really like it it is helping me a lot, I actually can talk to people now. I have come to find that I am making it harder than it should be to talk to people. So, my week consisted of shoveling so much snow for people, it was ridiculous (Mosiah 2:17). We did have a few lessons and I loved meeting with the Thompson's. Brother Thompson is a collector of old things, mostly war artifacts like guns, swords, outfits, radios, and all these awesome things. I feel like I already told you this. Oh well, it is awesome so hear it again. I think I am finally used to the weather and am worried about going back to the gross AZ heat. Sunday is my favorite day of the week so far and I finally got to go to church yesterday. It just flew by. Why? Church used to go slowly at home. One of the speakers did not show up to church and five minutes before sacrament meeting they asked me to speak in her place. Aah! It went pretty well though, even though it was short. Sam Smith, who I met in the last week, had his farewell last night and we went so I could get to know more of the ward and we could set up more appointments in the week. We are working hard to have good relationships with the ward members because apparently in the past they had trouble with some missionaries. Sam is going to Calgary, Canada on his mission. Love and miss you guys, you are all definitely in my prayers.

Love, Elder Ray

This is the Halifax Temple, which is actually right next to the church building and is a really small temple.
Elder Ray shared, "This is our car, well what's left of it."
This is the view out Elder Ray's apartment window
Elder Ray

Logan's companion, Elder McGuire shared this story on his blog:

And now, the most spiritual experience of my mission. Our investigator Sandy has a huge driveway. We got about 5 feet of snow. Sandy couldn't get out of her house to buy food for her children because the snow was too deep. She didn't have enough money for a plow or family in the area to help her. Thus, it was up to Elder Ray and I to dig a path for her to get out and get some food. After hours upon hours of shoveling, going back several days we finally got her shoveled out. She just called me last P-day in the middle of email time just crying like she was suffocating in her house because she didn't have any food for her children. She was in panic mode. Makes me cry right now even just typing this. But we shoveled the whole thing. 5 feet at a time up the whole driveway. Sandy got out of her house and now has food. Such a huge highlight for my life. In the past I never really felt like I had helped anyone in a major way. This experience changed that. I still can't believe what we did. It was certainly the Spirit who carried us. We got her dug out and now she can come to church and meet with us again. Thank you for your prayers. My physical strength is increasing with all of the people we have had to shovel out. I now have a new love for snow shoveling.
This is the path Elder McGuire and Elder Ray started digging
Elder Ray taking a break. (Sandy's house is not the blue one, it is the one farthest away)

This is the path as they got closer to her house