Yes another week has come and gone. They just seem to fly by now even through the ups and downs they are still staying fiery and exciting!!!
So this week was probably one of the best weeks we had. We found out we had alot of Less actives and members in our area so we hit it hard and saw so many! We taught more people than we ever have and it was simply amazing. We also have been finding more and more people and seeing more and more success. It is truly amazing. I was just thinking how sometimes we might feel like God is gone and then he just opens the window just a bit to show a little light to let you know that he is still there. Its quite refreshing.
So the week was swell! So for those who know, we are currently teaching two boys Adrian and David who are the sons to one of the lessactives in the branch. So we have been teaching them and they are doing great! We found out that Adrian is a twin and that he has a sister who lives in another town so we were able to meet her and begin teaching her so now we have them all on date to be baptized October 12. Another miracle happened as we went to teach them. They also have two other sisters who live with them who are not members. As we were leaving they told us that they wanted to be taught too. Their names are Emma and Goret. We had the priviledge of teaching Emma later that week and we gave her a date for October 26. So that was an absolute miracle. We are practically teaching the whole family. Definitely a great moment for the week!
This week we had some pretty funny experiences though that I must share. One of the most hilarious moments of my life was Wednesday as we were in our area waiting at the bus stop, two women come up to us and they greeted us and then hand us their books and guess who they are? Jehovahs Witness. So they ask us a question, ''Who controls the world?'' So of course we say God and then they just started opening their bibles and they went from verse to verse to verse bashing us because they said that Satan is in control of the world. I honestly was just so surprised that they came up to us and we actually shared with them our beliefs and then one of them told us that we could come and visit her and teach her. Yes crazy right? It was a very interesting thing and i'm not sure we will go back but something pretty amazing happened because of that. As they walked away from us there was a man standing there and the ladies went to approach him and he turned them down and told them that he was listening and that he agreed with us. So I was in shock. You know we could have immediately just walked away from the ladies or even had a big fight in the street but by sharing our simple beliefs we were able to meet someone that was interested in the gospel. He was a kind man, John and he is actually a doctor. So we took his details and we will be visiting him. It just really made me think of how important the things that we do and say are. We never know who is watching us.
So the week overall was pretty great. I had the opportunity to also speak in sacrament meeting on tithing. It was really wonderful (thats what people said) haha and i enjoyed it alot. Along with me and my companion one of the elders spoke, Elder Massey. He is from Canada and he spoke about spiritual bridges. He shared from Helaman 5:12 about building ourselves on a strong foundation. He said that we should make sure to have a strong gospel foundation and that means we have to have a full foundation and not just part of it. Some of us as members we think that we can simply obey a few commandments and do only some of the gospel and that we will be okay but that is not ture. To have a full foundation we must live all of the gospel and that is when we will be safe. So i echo this to everyone as well. We must make sure that our foundations are strong. These are the last days and we are preparing ourselves for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Those on a sandy foundation will find themselves waist high in the waters but those of us who are prepared and living the gospel will find ourselves warm and safe in our Saviors embrace. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he is our Savior. I know that he loves us. I know that as we are obedient to the commandments of God we will be blessed. I know that God loves us and is merciful but only on the conditions of repentance. We must change and be who he wants us to become!
Well I hope you all have a great week and I wish you the best! Love you all!!!!!