Thursday, September 22, 2016

Week 30--The Lord's Hand

On Tuesday we had the opportunity to go with a member of the ward on an exchange. We went and visited a recent convert and talked about the importance of prophets (Amos 3:7). It was a great lesson as always with him, and after we went to visit a member of the ward who is trying to get back to church and become temple worthy. We were hoping they would be home and they were. We had our first lesson with her and her boyfriend on the restoration. It was great and the spirit was felt there. To see how the Lord give people experiences that humbles and draws them closer to him is great.

Wednesday was Zone Training Meeting and we met with our zone to discuss the ways we can become more obedient and hard-working. It's great how inspired our leaders are. After our Zone Meeting, a member brought us to lunch and then to an appointment with one of our investigators who is progressing towards baptism and we talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ with her, especially Baptism, The gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the end. Later we went to dinner with a family on the ward and had Mediterranean buffet. It was goood.

On Thursday we went out after weekly planning to take a bible to someone who requested one on the church website. We went with a member of the ward and had a good discussion with her about prophets and how to know if they are a true or false prophet, that "by their fruits ye shall know them". (Matthew 7:16) The member then dropped us off at our apartment and we ate a very quick dinner and then biked off to a Bible Study we were invited to. As it turns out they didn't want to have a "Bible Study" they wanted to put us in a room and lecture us about their doctrines. By no means am I wanting to put down their beliefs, but I was expecting to have a good discussion. 

After the bible study we biked home really fast to be picked up for some basketball by a recent convert and there were tons of people there tonight. I also made a pretty good shot. My basketball skills have really been improving while on the mission.

This week's miracle was seeing the hand of the Lord in our work as we actively pray and ask to be guided to those who are prepared. Our job truly is to gather the Lord's elect (D&C 29:7).

Note from Mom: On the lighter side of things, a reminder that missionaries are still boys: Elder Cherrington, Elder Butler and Elder Roy are apparently participating in a gallon challenge. When Carlee and I saw the pics, we thought Elder Roy looks a bit like Elder Brad Rodgers. I also think they look like they are at the point of thinking this wasn't such a great idea. 

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