Tuesday, May 26, 2015

best way to learn and teach, humility

well how are you. the work is going good, i feel like this change here can be a good one, i feel that this time we may harvest the labors or however its said I cant remember to well. we have a good number of potential people, so my companion just got a call a couple of minutes ago and a member said she has some friends that want to hear the missionaries so hopefully they want to hear the Gospel. also yesterday we were just doing some contacting and me and my companion like to contact I have learned to love the people more that I don't know, this time we passed by some cool youngens that wanted to hear a bit and have potential to progress, one had a cool experience with sincere prayer and his dad is doing better, anyway the cool part is that they were found and if we didn't listen to the promptings of the Spirit we would be in a different spot. the Spirit is such a powerful part to the work it outnumbers odds and leads us to the very spot of the Lord`s desire, yesterday we would not have walked by them if we didn't listen to the Spirit.my companion is a good example of having courage and doing what the Lord wants of us. He has taught me a lot by just following the Savior, that is the best way to learn and teach, humility. It is very hard but worth it to follow the Spirit in many cases, and I am learning here daily that, failure and trying again and all that stuff but there is always a way to try again, just on that note there was a cool less active we had found yesterday also. He must have been so happy inside when he took a bit of courage to listen and we talked about faith and repentance and I feel that he really was happy to hear that, he said that he was going to read in the Book of Mormon we gave him, he managed to lose his other after being inactive about 15 years. this simple visit could have changed his life, i really feel that he learned or felt something in the visit, he just said something like ``thanks and hm,`` the little things bring lots of blessings. 
I know that the Lord is always there, the humble have answers to their prayers, the love that can be felt outweighs fear and faith is one thing we have to use to accomplish our goals. I know that prayer can have an amazing role in our lives, we can come to know the Savior more and live like Him, happy and free from sin. I think if anyone is having trouble they should pray, I have noticed that the Lord is very concerned with my problems and all, but he helps us as we walk blindly based on what is felt. 
here is an interesting scripture I read in Alma 21:12 is interesting, this is typical
16,17 this is what usually comes then 22:4 where is he and 3 check it out same idea as ammon, he understands that serving him would be serving the Lord. 
love you

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

prepared many people to hear and receive the word

Well it has been a good one, the change went really fast this time but it had a lot of good times. One highlight of this past week was when we were on a division in this area and we were out contacting, I felt the Spirit guiding me until we walked past a house where there was an investigator that seemed pretty golden was standing in her front yard just as we had found her at the first of this change, of course we walked over to greet her after passing so many times before and never seeing her there. Then it turned out that she walked inside and a friend took her place and told us she was sick, that made me sick almost hearing that, it was a lame excuse made probably to reject us just as had happened recently on another division here with another golden looking investigator. I knew it should not have got me down but it made me feel a little mad that people all seem to just reject the best thing in this life, I sort of thought of Alma when he went around preaching and the people rejected him, then the Lord sent help, I read that chapter today in my study. Anyway at this time we just keep using this time up to find people, and I saw the Lord bless me a lot, He has prepared many people to hear and receive the word. We found a investigator that is really receptive that day and wanted to listen, and we had a really spiritual lesson with a part member family that is usually not there and it really helped her I think and certainly me too, with my testimony, knowing the church is true in my opinion, is important but there is a lot more of a testimony to gain if that is all you have. I have a better testimony now that the Lord is aware of our cares and feelings and that He prepares people. 
this week has gone really good I am enjoying things here the more I learn and try and recognize that I am not really doing the work just my part thats all.

Monday, May 11, 2015

the work of Salvation is the best work I will ever do

Well isn´t summer coming up, I like that time of year when it is slightly cold out side. Well this week was good for me, I am really enjoying the work here, it can be really rewarding, it reminds me of what I read in my study today in Mosiah where his sons and Alma the younger want to go on a misiĆ³n and they want to go just to ensure nobody feels as low as they did when they didnt have the Gospel, not only did they have the desire but they went and did it, that is really showing faith, they went to their dad and asked if they could go. then mabye you can imagine being the dad that prays to see if your kids can go to serve in a dangerous looking country and then trusting the answer that they will all be fine and going and telling them that. I certainly have not aquired quite the same humility and desire of the sons of Mosiah or Alma but the more my faith grows it feels like missionary work becomes more desirable. I think that the work of Salvation is the best work I will ever do. Yesterday we contacted a guy that seemed to drink a lot but as we talked to him I sort of felt like he was understanding more and he told us that he felt the Spirit, then he started telling us that nobody really has faith that lives around him and he was crying and stuff because he remembers when he used to be so much happier when he went to church and then one day his old church kicked him out for some sort of sin he did. He really was able to feel good listening to the message from the Lord, of yes it is posible to repent, I found in my study today some useful tips to help people with addictions so hopefully we can find him and he can apply them. I know the Savior can help us if we allow Him into our lives I feel like my life is being well taken care of by His power much through you guys
and especially to Mom not because it is Mother´s day but I just had on my mind some of the time that you had felt inspired to teach me things or pray or ask questions that helped my Spirit grow, I am not sure where I would end up without that help earlier on in my life. so thanks a lot love you and have a good start of summer.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lord is always inviting us

Well we have had another good week pass by. I feel like the Sacrament went really good this week even though the number of people was low. Some good things are happening, I am trying to invite more people to baptism by explaining it a bit more in the contacts we have, it seems you can be fairly bold about saying the truth, especially baptism and you can give it so obviously and people just don´t care most the time. I am sure Nephi felt similar 7 And now I, Nephi, cannot say more; the Spirit stoppeth mine utterance, and I am left to mourn because of the unbelief, and the wickedness, and the ignorance, and the stiffneckedness of men; for they will not search knowledge, nor understand great knowledge, when it is given unto them in plainness, even as plain as word can be. I am sure the Lord feels similarly as well 3 Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.
4 Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.
. The Lord is always inviting us to learn more and when we reject Him some times we think we are helping ourselves. It is as clear as building your light up or losing the light you have. It is interesting that when things get explained very directly they can still be misunderstood. I shared that part of 2 Nefi 32 with someone yesterday that did not feel like reading the scriptures, I think if he would just listen to the Spirit as he read mabye one verse he might want to read a lot more.