Monday, July 18, 2016

Week #51

So guess what??! My greenie is the best greenie EVER! His name is
Elder Durtschi. He's from Ephraim Utah and went to Manti High school.
He just graduated and he's the oldest in his family. He's been in the
Manti pageant for the past seven years and he convinced me I need to
go see it when I get home.

So on Monday I went to transfers with some Spanish missionaries, and
went into the training meeting. President Drake talked to us about the
importance of training and how it affects the whole mission. But
anyways, after about an hour the new missionaries showed up and came
into the room. President Drake told them to look at us because we were
"the best and the brightest" missionaries. We were put with our new companions
right after that. They called my name and Elder Durtschi's name. We stood up and got his
stuff and soon we were headed to Tidwell!

Greenies are awesome because they have super high expectations because
they just came from the MTC and don't know a whole lot. So I used that
to our advantage and we worked super hard this week. And the blessings
that came were very tangible. We taught a whole bunch and found quite
a few new people to teach. We are excited!

Probably one of the biggest was the progress of our investigators,
 We met twice with him this week, and he read a 7 chapters of
the Book of Mormon on his own. He said he's been praying a lot about
it too. The biggest miracle, however, was that he came to Church

We also had some really cool finding miracles. We have a goal to be
super obedient to the mission schedule so we will constantly be doing
missionary work. That meant we were always doing something so we were
able to find some good people.

One was a lady the Hermana missionaries referred to us and she's one of 
those prepared people. She's had a lot of
humbling experiences in her life and with her previous experiences
she's turned to God to help get over them. We shared the Restoration with
her and like I said, she's really prepared. We just need to find
someone to help her get to Church. We're bringing some members to help
teach her on Thursday. We hope it goes well.

Many miracles are on the way.

One good set of scriptures I've like reading with investigators
concerning baptism is Mosiah 18: 8-10:

8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the
waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are
desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people,
and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;

9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and
comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses
of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may
be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be
numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have
eternal life--

10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have
you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness
before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will
serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit
more abundantly upon you?

I hope and pray that we can all live up to our baptism covenant by
"bearing one another's burdens" and all of verse 9. And if we do this,
the promise made in verse 10 is made sure. Everyone should want and
need more of his spirit.

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