MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everyone! I hope that you all have Had a fantastic week and that it hasn’t been all too stressful with the shopping and last week of school and such! This week has been pretty laid back and not all too much exciting has been going on. Tuesday we had Christmas conference for the mission. Meaning that all day we were in meetings. The trainings were good but at the end of it all my ADD was going haywire and I was happy to get home and get to work again. Then Sunday we had a Christmas sacrament meeting where we heard the story of Christmas and got to sing in the choir. Luckily transfers where last week and I have gotten better at sight reading! It was really good though! The spirit was there and it was so good I can’t even explain it! I love Christmas if you haven’t already figured it out and this weeks spiritual thought is on just that! I was thinking this week on the first gift of Christmas and I found something interesting. The first gift was a gift from our Father in Heaven. Christ the Lord was born. To show that our father Loves us. John 14:15- For God so loved the world he gave his Only Begotten Son. That whosoever believeth on him might be saved. Thats the true meaning of Christmas. The reason behind the reason whatever way you want to put it it wouldn’t be here except for by Christ, and his Atonement. So by the example of Christ the best gift that we can give this Christmas season is ourselves. To help others on their journey through mortality and through everything that happens! Love all yall so much! I hope that you have a very merry Christmas with lots of eggnog and lots of family! Have a great week!

“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: here am I; send me.”
                                                        2nd Nephi 16:8
                             Elder K. Roundy

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The Cheiftans

Howdy hey everyone! I’ve now been in Seminole for a few days and I am going to tell ya I already love it! The area is fantastic the district is awesome, I love my companion, and the branch members are great! They love the missionaries so much that some of the first words I heard from most of them was that they had looked me up on Facebook before I even got here! I’m telling you these people are some of the funniest, kindest, most charitable people that I have ever met. they truly are a branch family. But anyway, this week was a little slow in the fact of getting to know people and learning the area but I think these next few weeks are going to be prime. The people in Seminole are prepared and for some reason i have been trusted with the harvesting so I will do my best and look for the Lords blessings! Other then that not much to say. THe spiritual thought this week is on meekness. I think I have already done this one but oh well. I have always had a struggle with being meek. I am very load and outspoken as I am sure most of you know. So meekness always rhymed with weakness in my book. Talking with President Walkenhorst a little while ago opened my eyes though. He said “Meekness is absolute power under absolute control” He told me that the Lord knows and other people know that you have the power to do things. They know you can, but he wants other people to know how as well. That hit me like a Longhorn Bull. the Spirit hit me and told me I was put in the places I have been to help other people learn, but if I take the reins and do it myself I am depriving them of the opportunity of growth.”That’s Selfish” I think to myself. Then I hear a “no duh” from a companion that is completely unrelated but thats spiritual confirmation for ya. Anyway I think my point is that everything we do here on earth and in mortality is centered on learning and growth. Whether for ourselves or some one else. Its our job to differentiate between them and lift each other. Love you all an hope that you have a great week!

“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: here am I; send me.”
                                                        2nd Nephi 16:8
                             Elder K. Roundy
p.s I forgot to do a video blog this week so be looking for one next week!

Only Know You Love Em If You Let Them Go!

Hold the Christmas presents yet guys I’m getting a new address. But I will tell you about that in a moment. First I want to tell you about our week. So we had a bunch of cool miracles. Finding people connecting with members and just having a baller week. The first one that is the biggest miracle this week is we found a woman by the name of Sammy and I can only say that she is one of the most prepared people that I have met so far on my mission. We OYM’ed her when she was on her porch and had a fantastic conversation about how she had just moved to Chickashaand she was wanting to go back to church after a year and a half of not and that she really was praying for a boost in her faith at the time that we walked by and talked with her. It was something else the Spirit was there so strong and I can see things going really well with both her and her daughter. But I wont get to see it happen. Because like said transfers. But I am not bitter I’ve actually kind of gotten used to it over the past ten months I called getting transferred a few days ago because I saw the area really picking up and that usually when the Lord says OK you’ve done what you need to now its time to move on. So I go with it and say yes sir. But yea I am leaving to a small town about 100 miles off from here to Seminole a little boom town with a branch and 3 other missionaries waiting for Wednesday and me to get there. I’m excited I have heard of a lot of good things happening there and that its a pretty fantastic little town. I’m a little sad to leave the people because I have learned to love them so much and have gotten so close. Its funny because I said looks like when I really start to love and grow close to the people that I leave so I will not love the people and I will get to stay longer. Well that did not work at all. But I was talking about it with President during interviews this past week and it made sense and this is my spiritual thought this week. We were talking about it and he brought up charity and how we obtain charity and grow in it. Well he said that ha has found that when we develop charity for a certain group and kind of people then the Lord changes our calling and we get to see if that works in a whole new setting. I guess I should have figured I was getting transferred then to but you know its true. I would never have guessed that I would be able to love so quickly and so fully the people that I have met and I know that even if nothing else I have developed charity for them. John 15:13 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. I wouldn’t even think about it I would most certainly take a bullet for any of you and any of the people that I have met. I love you all and hope that you have a stellar week. Oh and the new address is 1449 W Wrangler Blvd Seminole Ok. 74868.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: here am I; send me.”
                                                        2nd Nephi 16:8

                             Elder K. Roundy