Monday, January 12, 2015

I am in a New area & we are Blessed

Hey everyone,

I am in a new area now. I am serving in the Mission office and a YSA branch. I am loving it. We have not had much time to go out and do much actual proselyting since I have left Wellington. I am in a trio companionship so one of the Elders is the Car coordinator for the mission. The other day we went and picked up two 2015 Chevy Cruzes. I drove off the lot with 8 miles on it. So nice! The YSA branch is the greatest! There are so many YSA’s that are so strong in the faith.

The other night we went to a fireside at the Stake center. The members name is Larry Chesley he was in the Vietnam war. He was shot down and jumped out of the plane and became a P.O.W. for 7 years!! He was tortured and beaten. He said that he kept his faith up and continued to pray. As he was going through all this crap. As he was in there his wife divorced him. As he eventually was released, he came home to just his parents. He later married and had a child. As he and his wife were driving to the Church building to bless his child he was hit by a train. The accident killed his wife and child. As I sat and listened to this man I thought “my problems are NOTHING compared to this man!” I encourage you all to learn of this man. Here is his book: Seven years in Hanoi;: A POW tells his story.

Elder Dickson

Elder Dickson said to mail any packages or letters to the Mission Home, that is where he will be to get it. He is living in the same apartment that he was before when he lived in Wichita.  

His HUMP DAY is coming up soon on January 22nd! Write or email, the address is to the sig

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Spirit & Gospel Changes Our Lives & Transfer Time

Well another week bites the dust... I mean snow. It has been snowing here really hard the past few days. It also has been really cold! In the negatives!! (wind chill) We didn't have our baptism this past Saturday. The mother cancelled all appointments because she has been so busy with work. We were so devastated!! But she will be baptized this month sometime.

I said goodbye to the Starks family last night. It was so sad to leave them at this time! We have grown so much together. I got a picture with them before I left their house. The whole family has changed so much since they have came back to church and from being baptized. The spirit does so many wonderful things to a person. And even more important to families!! As we drove home I was thinking of how wonderful it has been to be able to help out others and the impact the Gospel has on them. It will change their lives forever!!
Love you all!! Elder Dickson

Elder Dickson is getting transferred on Wednesday. He is so excited, he will be in a three-some companionship. They will be serving in a Young Single Adult Ward called Rock Road. So back up north to his second area, the Derby Zone, just south of Wichita.