The Field Is White

The Field Is White
Doctrine & Covenants 4:4

Monday, February 24, 2014

Miracles Really Do Happen!

Alma 26:27--  Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites,and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.
This last week has been AMAZING. Miracles really do happen!

On Friday we had dinner and a lesson with two of our investigators, a Mother and Son*. We all had dinner at our Bishop's house, shortly after dinner we had a lesson on, The Gospel of Christ. This lesson was very spiritual! We talked about the principals of this church. I used The Gospel of Christ like a clock. The hands go around in a seemingly endless circle, but time moves forward. We endlessly go around the circle of the same gospel, but that's what makes our lives move forward. At the end of the lesson, we re-committed the Mother to be baptized on March 22! She seems very excited and promised to be at church this next Sunday. Her son is new to religion, and asked if it was alright that he got back to us when we meet next (which will be tonight!) We hope he will follow the example of his mom and decide to be baptized the same day as her. It is going to be a little rough for him because he is a wrestler. And he coaches the Jr. High and Elementary kids and has wrestling camps on Sundays.

The next miracle is with G*, he is seriously one of the ELECT! He was a referral from the N.C. State Institute. One day G walked in and asked someone there what he had to do to be baptized. So we had a lesson with him on Saturday. I don't think our lesson could go any better! The first thing he asked when we got there was "So how do I do this? Do I just come to your church, announce I want to be Mormon, and get baptized then and there?" G is super excited to be baptized! He wanted to be baptized yesterday at church but we told him we have to go over a few lessons with him first so he knows what he is getting into, and he said, “Oh I'm pretty sure I know what I am doing, and know that it is the right thing to do!” G also accepted our invitation to be baptized on March 22! He wants his family to be baptized as well! I hope his family will follow his example!

I know for a fact that as it says in Alma 26:27 If we go through our trials and troubles with faith and don't give up, we can perform miracles and bring to pass the immortality of man!

This past week has been so helpful for me, because being in the same area for 6 months and not having very much success is depressing. But I continued with faith and tried my hardest. And now this area is starting a spiritual fire! I cannot wait to see what this week brings! I am so excited! Love ya!

Elder Beach

*Names removed for privacy

And now some Facebook Posts from Elder Beach:

Need I say more?

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than YOU" -Dr. Suess

"If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up."

How awesome is that! They understood that Christ could deliver them out of the King’s hands but if not, if their God chose not to save their lives, if their God allowed them to die at the King’s hands, their faith would be unshaken because that outcome (whether they lived or died) did not change the fact that God was God and that they would continue to worship Him regardless.

How often is our faith shaken when we don’t see an outcome in our lives? Where we prayed so hard for something that we desperately wanted or needed? I know that I’ve done this countless of times and still find myself in these situations. However, our faith needs to be placed in the idea that regardless of what happens, regardless of how God chooses to bless our lives or not, we understand that Christ is still our Savior. We understand that He loves us and that ultimately, He has a plan for all of us.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Apprentice becomes the Master...

So you can follow along with Elder Beach’s letter, we started re-doing the basement, Dexter got asked to the Sweetheart’s Dance and I sent the two free ties I received from the lady at Macey’s.

Monday, February 17, 2014

I am doing great!

Had Transfers on Tuesday!  Elder Russon is my new companion.  He is from Tooele. He actually worked downtown not too far from where you work. He worked for Disney Interactive! He seems pretty nice.

Yeah so we were told to stay indoors for Wednesday and Thursday and Friday, I think. No bueno... But then Saturday we spent all day out on our bikes, even though there is still a lot of snow on the ground. We tried contacting a few former investigators.

Oh yeah our power went out for a few hours one day. I don't remember which. Yeah, I actually looked at the pictures first cause I am so excited! and I saw the couch, I said man, y'all must be goin’ all out. Getting new furniture as well! Then I read that it was from Heather. I love the tile! Looks good! I want a say in what carpet goes in! :(

I went to school with her older brother Oliver. He went on his mission to Brazil and I guess he had to come back because he needed surgery on his knees? I don't know.

Yes I got the package! I loved it! I love the pants and I don't know what you are talking about! I love the tie! It's a Laurent Bennet! Those are some pretty good ties! I don't plan on burning any ties. Oh did I tell you how many ties I have? So I came out with like 9 or 10. Well, I have like 53 now*. From buying a few and then trading with other Elders! ;) I am the Tie Trading Master! Well, Elder Buckner is, he taught me the way of the tie, but now, the apprentice is now the Master! ;) haha. I miss y'all that's all for this week. I don't have my camera with me so I'll send you pictures later. Love y'all!


Elder Beach

*Elder Beach's father said this is why he wasn't transferred... he doesn't have enough luggage to transport his ties!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Elder Beach Stays - Elder Buckner Goes

The Bishop, of the ward I am serving in, works at Epic Games!
They are the makers of Gears of War and some other games. 
You could say I had fun!

This guy is from a video game called "Unreal Tournament" I believe.

This is Marcus from the Gears of War games.

 Me, Elder Buckner, Sister Hardy and Sister Smith. The missionaries in the Cary 1st Ward!

The missionaries with Brother Anderson, the Ward Mission Leader

Us with the Anderson's! Don't want Elder Buckner to leave.

Sums up our companionship. He's all lovey dovey. And you know me. I don't hug anyone.. So yeah.

Putting the mustaches to good use, that we got from Erin.

Had a lot of fun last night! :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SNOW STORM = Plan of Salvation Drawings

E-Mail - February 3, 2014

We haven't been able to any teaching or much of anything for a while cause of the stupid "snow storm" It wasn't even 3 inches... but anyways.
Yes Transfers are next Tuesday, we don't know who is leaving yet. WE find out on Saturday.
We couldn't really get anything done this week cause of the stupid snow.  Sorry we just had to stay indoors the whole time.  But I was on exchanges in Holly Springs when it snowed, and the way we were switching back was at District meeting.  Well they were thinking about cancelling district meeting because of the snow. And I was in Holly Springs with a.....different Elder. So I really wanted District meeting to come.  So we finally had District Meeting at 1.  That's probably the most interesting story you will get this week.  Sorry.
Love y'all! Be safe!

Elder Beach

Pre-Earth Life

The Veil

Earth Life

Spiritual Paradise and Spiritual Prison

Celetial Kingdom – Telestial Kingdom – Terestial Kingdom


Made the rest of the Omaha Steaks with the Johnson's again! Going to be very sad when I have to leave. :(

The apartment we live in, is now and forever will be known as the B&B apartment. (Beach& Buckner) :)

Got bored...daaaaang. Look at that beautiful eye!!! mmmm

Monday, February 3, 2014

What's this? a HAND WRITTEN letter?

January 20, 2014


Sorry I haven't written in so long.  I guess since I am injured & can't play basketball I don't really have a choice :) Things are going pretty great though!  WE finally have people to teach!  A single Mom & her 16 year old son.

It's so crazy that I have been out for almost half a year!  It's going by so fast, but the saying is true "Some weeks feel like days and days feel like weeks."

Thank you, Mom, for sharing that poem from one of your friend's missionary.  I loved it & actually wrote it out and have it hanging in front of my study desk.  I love writing letters, I just have a small problem, I don't know what to talk about.

The "Beautiful Savior" pictures are awesome.  I love them!  As well as the keychain & "17 Points" cards!

Tonight some members are taking us out to RED ROBIN... Yummm!

Tomorrow night we have dinner with different members from New York.  Last time we had Crickets!  Who eats cricktes these days? Well we DID! and they are actually kind of good... covered in chocolate.

Sexy Dexy, what have you been up to? Stayin in School and out of trouble, right?  How's Marsha doing? Takin good care of her? [Marsha is a 1997 Mazda]  You should start looking for a job so you have one during the summer!  Get that extra $ $.  I hear you are going to Prom!  You better behave yourself on the dance floor :) I've seen your dance moves!

Oh, this last Monday, Elder Buckner hurt his ankle pretty bad and can hardly walk on it.  And we wanted to check the mail.  I got the idea of getting my chair (has wheels on it) and using it as a wheel chair.  (poor people wheel chair) # (Hashtag, for you Mom & Dad) #BESTIDEAEVER.  After checking the mail we got distracted & started rolling around the parking lot, I'm sure we looked like idiots, but it was so much FUN!

That's all for now I guess, be safe!

Love Y'all!


Elder Beach