October 19, 2020


Enid, Oklahoma


Elder Elzinga

The Lord is the Paymaster

Iakwe from Oklahoma everyone!! If you still read these, you're a real one haha

This was a great week! The Lord blessed us with 11 new friends this week! It was a miracle! We are sooo excited about all of them, they are all so prepared. The Lord has been too good to us! Stay tuned with them! Also, I had a cool experience this week. The assistants challenged me to ask the Lord "What lack I yet?" So I went and I asked the Lord and just sat and thought for a little bit. The Lord gently reminded me to rely more on Him. I think I started getting a little comfortable out here, I know Marshallese now, I've been in this area for about 8 months, I know how to teach the lessons and I think I was relying on myself too much. I know that I am absolutely nothing without the Lord. I can relate with Ammon in Alma 26:12 when he says...

" 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."

It's so cool how the Lord calls 19 year old kids to share the most important message in the world. I know I am weak, but I also know that the Lord can make me something better. I was so grateful for this gentle reminder from the Lord. I look forward to being the missionary He needs me to be. I hope that the message the Lord gave me applies to some of you. He is the source of all good things. Please Remember Him in the good times, not only in the bad! Brothers and Sisters, this is the church of Jesus Christ. He is the Savior of the World! In the name of Jesus Christ amen. God speed!!

Iakwe kom

Elder Barben


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