Well, this has been quite an eventful week! I don’t think I can fit everything in right now since I have basically no time left to email so here is bullet version
- We were helping a family get rid of their old table, so we called our Egyptian friend, who we noticed had no table. He said he would like the table, so we brought it over on the same day. He later told us the table was too big, so we replaced his with our own smaller table. Then we asked the ward if anyone needed a table and someone came to take it. I guess that’s all unrelated, but we are teaching our Egyptian friend and have an Arabic Book of Mormon coming for him soon!
- We met with another new investigator who told us he did some “research” and pulled out a book called “Kingdom of the Cults.” We were able to answer most of his concerns with the Book of Mormon (Some concerns were completely false anyhow). Unfortunately, he felt too unsettled by what he read and told us he wasn’t sure we are “saved.” (This idea of being “saved” in this life is an incomplete concept which is taught by an Antichrist, named Nehor, in Alma 1 in the Book of Mormon.) We strongly asked him to read the Book of Mormon a few months ago, before he found this book, and he did not do that, so I told him I was disappointed and gently rebuked him. The Spirit was very strong in that meeting, but it was such a struggle! I pray he will read the true word of God and not propagandist lies. We will be meeting with him again.
- We taught another scripture study class on Thursday about keeping the commandments. I can hardly remember what we said, but the Sisters told us it was a good lesson 🙂 The new sister’s name is Sister Borget by the way! She only has a transfer left!
- We had a very strong lesson with our friend who is a Baptist preacher. He had a hard time giving up his concerns, but I know the Spirit was there!
- One of our investigators gave us a long text to politely tell us he didn’t want to keep investigating. We felt prompted to call him to ask him to give it another chance. He said his work schedule will make it hard to meet right now (maybe in the future), but he will read the Book of Mormon.
- We had a lot of people to fast for including all of the above mentioned, so we put a lot of energy into our fast. We were blessed yesterday to randomly meet a very nice couple who let us right in. The husband had a stroke and cannot talk, but they allowed us to give him a priesthood blessing. We did not even have oil with us, but the spirit was very strong there! It was one of the most significant moments I think I’ve seen on my mission! We will be going back soon to share more!
Have a great week y’all! I included pictures of the 6 bikes in our apartment right now 🙂
(Goodbye): We learned this from our Egyptian friend.