|Yep, they chopped off Xavier's head again!|
This week first off I have to say HHHHAAAAAPPPPPYYYYY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won't get to celebrate it this year with her but next year we are gunna party HARD right Mom;) ha ha Yep she agrees!!! Well this week was amazing!! And I have to start off with Monday! We were watching a movie called Ephraim's Rescue. The main Character has a blessing from God due to his faith in God which was demonstrated through his obedience and diligence. So after the movie and the miracle that was shown, I really wanted to have that kind offaith. I studied and prayed that God help me gain that kind of faith. Well again that means trials on your faith to make you stronger. We left the house and started knocking doors because the people we have been teaching haven't been progressing all that much. Alice and her family cut us this last week. I am really sad that we didn't get to teach them more. They are family that is so special and has so much potential!! So we had nothing and Jessica was
traveling. So the first couple of doors were just slammed on our faces and it wasn't all that good. At abou7 ish we knocked one door and a lady answered it. She is a member of the Jehovah's Witness church. As we talked it turn into a "Who is Right" Contest. We then asked her what she thought about Prophets. She said that the Calling of Prophets had stopped when Christ had died and that the Bible was the only religious book that she needs in her life. I then asked "Well, what about the people here in the Americas? Don't they deserve to hear Gods voice as well?" She said ABSOLUTELY!!! Then it got into "Well then, where are those scriptures?" She said that only God knows and that she would like to know one day. ( I GOT REALLY EXCITED AT THAT POINT, Like a missionary who has been out one day!!!:) I told her that we have those records and that we have a message that explains about this. She then went back and said "No I only believe in the Bible!" Then she ran because she had to go and finish cooking her dinner and give it to her kids... OOOOOH, SO CLOSE! We are going to try to go back and at least give her the Book of Mormon so that she can pray about it.
|Visiting the city of Vitoria for a Doctors appointment!|
I know just as my dad that the blessings of the Book of Mormon which invites all men to read the messages that it contains and then to ask God the Eternal Father if it is True. I have done this many times throughout my mission and I know that if any of you are struggling with anything in your life ESPECIALLY about the church to read The Book of Mormon and ask God to reveal it to you! THE CHURCH IS TRUE! THIS IS THE WORK OF THE LORD! What an amazing privilege it is to have the confidence of the Lord to be able to teach these things with other people who, Like the pastor, have a greater knowledge of the scriptures than I do. But
I KNOW that what I am doing is true and I want everyone else to find this out for themselves! I am not here to convince anyone of anything. That is the purpose of EVERY OTHER church here on the earth. To get you to have confidence in a MAN rather than GOD.
2 Nephi 9:41 says:O then, my beloved brethren, come unto the Lord, the Holy One. Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the way for man is narrow, but it lieth in a straight course before him, and the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name.
I am here to teach about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was not a Messiah but a Prophet of the Lord. And Now Thomas S. Monson is his LIVING prophet; a mouth piece to show us what we need to do. I know that everything that I am teaching people about is TRUE! I love the Lord and am trying to serve him the VERY BEST THAT I CAN!! I KNOW THAT CHRIST LIVES!!!
In His name, even Christ Jesus, amen.