Elder Redd's favorite scripture

Elder Redd's favorite missionary scripture

Alma 26:11-12
But Ammon said unto him: I do not boast in my own strength,
nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with
joy, and I will rejoice in my God.
Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak;
therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his
strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought
in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

"I Just Happen to have a Book of Mormon for you"

Las Venturas de Elder Rojo: Capitulo 66

Pues menti... pero no quieria! Les prometo no era mi intencion! Es que me olvide que ayer fue el dia de labor! Entonces ustedes ven que les mande mi email hoy. Y lo siento pero no tengo tanto timepo otra vez. No se cuanto puedo escribir pero voy a tratar!

Ok so Amazing week last week! With a few little bumps, but that's ok. Elder Stephens and I are having a ton of fun! And we also have a third companion now. So Tuesday night, after having a great day, President Murdock calls us and tells us that Elder Rollins will be leaving the Eagle Valley ward, to be a Zone Leader down in Grand Junction, and that his companion, Elder Olivas, will be coming with us for the rest of the transfer. My first though was "Dang we were going to do exchanges this week!!!" As you know I love Elder Rollins so much. So I was very excited for that exchange. Trios are fun! I'm also on exchanges today in Craig. We've been having a great time. Last night Elder Stephens and I split up with one of the companionships here to help them cover more ground. We just went out and OYM'd everybody we saw! IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! I love OYMing so much it's one of my favourite elements of missionary work. So that was awesome. Interesting thing about Craig, Colorado. There are deer EVERYWHERE!!!!! just this morning being in the city itself we've seen 6 last night we saw 5. It's nuts and they're pretty tame-in everyone's back yards and stuff. So Yesterday we woke up early to drive up here, went, to their district meeting and then spent the day with the Elders up here. It was a great day, and then this morning we met at the church and the Sisters made us Breakfast so pretty sweet deal.

Ok now for an awesome Miracle story this week! So every Thursday we go on splits with a priesthood quorum, or a Sister from an auxiliary comes with us to teach lessons. So last Thursday two of the Young Men came with us. Elder Stephens and Elder Olivas took Josh with them to go teach. I went with a young man named Kade to go meet his friends. We met them at the skate park which was cool. And I just started talking to one of them named Connor. After about a minute he says, "I've always wanted to read the Book of Mormon, I just need to get a hold of one." For a minute I thought I was delusional. Understandable, seeing as how very few teenagers ever say that. Then I realized I wasn't. "Well I happen to have one with me right here in my back pack. Do you know how the book of Mormon came to us?" Kade and I then proceeded to teach him the first lesson, and it was AMAZING!!!! He is so prepared and when we followed up with him later that week he'd read and he loved it! I'm so excited to keep working with him!

One thing that I would say to anyone preparing to serve a mission or who is going on a mission soon. If anyone like that even reads my blog. If you know someone like that please tell them this. No matter how much you prepare, no matter what calling your relatives have in the Church. You're not 100% ready to be a missionary. Nor do you know everything. So be humble, respect your trainer even if they aren't perfect. And don't have your mom call the mission office everyday. Yeah that happens in our mission.

I know this Gospel is true I know that Jesus Christ is our Saviour. I know that this is his church!

Con mucho amor,

Elder Rojo 


  1. For Elder Redd's mother and family: I have had the privilege of knowing your son while he has been serving in our ward the last several months. He is a wonderful missionary and we are so sad to see him be transferred. My husband is currently serving as the Young Men's president and has seen such a change in the YM's attitudes about serving missions and he attributes it so much to Elder Redd. We are so grateful for that and for the good influence he has been on them. He has also been so sweet to my three little girls and they adore him. You have raised an amazing young man. I look forward to seeing what he is up to throughout his mission.

    Sister Shideler

    p.s. I love the picture of him feeding the cow! Of course I might be biased since it is at my house. :) The calf's name is Bubba.
    p.p.s. We had Elder Redd and his companions come to our house for lunch this afternoon so we could say goodbye. He insisted on doing something "Ranchy" before he leaves. You'll probably hear about it in his next letter. :)

  2. Thanks for your comment. Peter has always loved children-you should see him with his niece and nephews! We are grateful that he is serving so well, and has loved every area where he has served. He is sad to leave Rifle, but glad to open a new area and speak Spanish more.

    Thank you for supporting and feeding him and his companions. We are spending a year as senior missionaries in Thailand so we haven't sent many care packages to Elder Redd. We appreciate everyone who cares for our son. It is such a thrilling time as we all, members and missionaries, work to hasten the work of salvation.

    We are glad he enjoyed the "Ranchy" part of serving in Rifle. He is definitely a city boy, but loves the outdoors. The ranchy part is a new outdoors experience for him. We loved the look on his face while feeding the calf and the backdrop of the coyote, badger? and ?? skins on the barn. Feeding the calf is a good Colorado metaphor for feeding the Lord's sheep.