Sunday, December 7, 2014

September 8, 2014

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! I know eventually we will have success because of you and our efforts!

So it was more or less the same as last week. But for those of you who wonder exactly what it is that I am doing, here is a brief explanation.

I am a Mormon missionary. My day happens like this: I get up at 6:30 every day, exercise, eat breakfast, get dressed. I study the scriptures personally from 8 to 9. Then from 9 to 10 me and my comp study together. We make lesson plans, practice teaching, and stuff like that. Then I get an extra hour of study, since I'm in my first 12 weeks out of the MTC with my comp. Then I study Spanish for an hour. I am to the point after 2 months (exactly this Tuesday) where I can read the Book of Mormon (in Spanish) and understand almost all of it without needing to look stuff up and that sort of thing. Then we leave the house at 12. From there we do several different things. We talk to random people on the street and see if they want to hear our mesage, we teach lessons to people we have talked to, and we do service. We teach lessons about the restoration of the gospel to the Earth through a prophet, the plan of salvation, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So this week was more or less the same. But there's one experience I want to relate to you all.  There's a guy in the neighboring village. He's the most jacked dude I've ever seen down here. Freaking huge. He has talked with the missionaries off and on for about 14 years. He's in his mid 20's. Super nice dude. Anyways, I asked him if he had read the Book of Mormon. He said no. I said this is why he doesn't know if it is true. So we taught him 2 days later. 
The Spirit of God hit us like a tidal wave and I knew right then that we ALL knew it was true (HE knew). I told him he had to read it. He said he wanted to be baptized. 

Then we visited him the next day and he was a 180 turn around. He didn't want any of it. Again, I bore an incredibly powerful testimony, just as much as the first. And he felt the spirit of happiness coming from me. But he still didn't want it. He is afraid of the trials that will come. I bore ANOTHER powerful testimony, but still no. 

I don't know why, but some people are too scared to accept in this life. He won't do it. Maybe eventually, but right now he is too blinded by his fear to see the promised blessings. This same thing happened with 2 other people this week, one of whom is his brother. They actually have a KNOWLEDGE. 

The answer to this fear is faith. D&C122 everyone. If the very jaws of hell shall gape open after thee, your god will be with you always. 

Okay no more time, but love yall gotta go, more next week.

 These little guys are all over the apartment. We like them because they eat the bugs.

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