We had some great experiences this week! Some people we met were pretty crazy! One lady was a former investigator; her record said she was a little crazy. She was pretty loopy, and she was drinking a beer, so she said some funny things about making a deal with the devil. Besides that things are going really well! We focused a lot on inviting people to church this week, and although many didn’t come, they told us they wished they could or did, so we are making progress!
This Saturday was also the baptism for the other elders in our ward’s investigator, Rolf! He is awesome! After his confirmation yesterday, you could see he was glowing! Maybe I could get a picture of him to show you but I think the lens glare would be too bright to see, so sorry!
One of our investigators, Amy, dropped us 😦 She told us we have been deceived and she doesn’t believe in the priesthood, Book of Mormon, or following a prophet. She was still super sweet about it and we still love her! I came across a quote from Elder Oaks
in Preach my Gospel
about how we shouldn’t be led in all things, but that we should use our God-given reasoning powers as well. I am grateful for a prophet today of whom the Spirit testifies to me is truly inspired (Eph. 4:11-14)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
I have also learned a valuable way to receive answers to your deepest questions. Our ward mission leader told us about his lesson to 12 year olds where he had them pray then lie down on pillows and meditate on a question they have. I did that last night, and it really helped. If you really are intent on hearing God’s voice, I promise you will.
Well, that is my week! Y’all have your own stories! Be more than you think you are! A wise man once told me, “God is willing to give you more than you ask for if you are humble.”
Also, with the Christmas season, make sure to do good for others! Whatever your religious beliefs are, there is always good in doing good for others! The Church has some good ideas for how to do that with #LightTheWorld!
Here’s a calendar with the basic ideas for 25 days. There will be more on Mormon.org about it after Thanksgiving.