Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Birthday America!!!

Well, the transfer is under way and I am so excited to see what this transfer is going to bring for us and for the mission as a whole.  The mission is in a really good place right now and I truly believe that miracles are going to happen this upcoming transfer.  Elder Fitzgerald and myself are very excited to be staying together and will keep serving to the best of our abilities. 

We were able to meet with a few investigators this past week and they went really well.  We have had some trouble trying to set up with one particular individual the past few weeks, however, she had some time to meet and the lesson went really well.  Right now in her life she says that she is looking for calmness and peace.  She is planning to go on vacation soon in hopes that that it will relieve her stress and anxiety.  We were able to teach, however, about how to experience the peace and the joy that the gospel brings into our lives on a daily basis and how even when we have a lot to deal with we can always make time for God.  We testified that even though taking the path of the gospel is not easy it is worth it and will bring her the lasting peace that she so desperately desires in her life.  At the end of the lesson she said that she felt so calm and that she did not know how we did it.  We told her that we are inexperienced but that we just testify of the things that we know to be true because we know how much they can help her and bless her in her life.  We are hoping to be able to continue to meet with her on a more consistent basis.

We were also able to have a fantastic teaching with another of our investigator’s this past week.  We were able to teach him about the Atonement and about the 2nd half of the Plan of Salvation.   We were able to testify of the cleansing power of the Atonement and how we need to put off the natural man from day to day.  We were able to teach of the chance that we have to be able to return to live with our Father in Heaven by following the principles and ordinances of the gospel.  It went really well and we were able to extend a baptismal invitation of August 5th which he readily accepted.  At the conclusion of the lesson, he told us that when we started teaching about the Plan of Salvation, there was something in him that just told him it was true (he said like when you learn how a heart or lungs work you just automatically believe it because you know that it is true).  He said that he believed it right away and that it just made sense.  Then he said, “I bet that that was the Spirit right?”  We told him that it was (so cool).  He is progressing really well and he is doing better with living the word of wisdom.  He is a good person and I have the faith that he can enter into the waters of baptism.  

We have many potential families that we have been finding as well (many of which are actual investigators that have been hard to meet with).  We are going to make a big effort this week to contact as many potential investigators as we can and we are trying to continue to meet with many of our former investigators.

The weather is hot as ever and we are pumped to work this transfer.  I love you all so much and wish you a great 4th of July.

Gentry Elder

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.