This week has been pretty fun. I now have a new companion, Elder
Shields. It has been a fun week getting to know him and the other new
missionary in the house, Elder Chikenyanga. As a house, we have
started playing darts daily. It is way fun and is a good house bonding
As far as missionary work goes, this week has been pretty difficult.
We had a lot of people miss appointments, but those who we have seen
are making lots of progress. One investigator, Matthew, has been slow
on progressing. He knows the Bible well, but wants a lot of solid
proof on the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. He, in essence, wants
to hold the gold plates in his hands. We are only able to meet with
him every week or so, and he has been having a difficult time reading
the book of mormon. It isn't at all because he doesn't want to try, he
just isn't yet willing to find out for himself in the way we tell him
he needs to. Once he comes to know for himself that the Book of Mormon
is true, he will be a very powerful investigator. As it is, this last
week Elder Shields and I had a lesson with him that really seemed to
make a lot of progress. We talked to him about how it is so important
to listen to the Spirit, and to look at the fruits of Joseph Smith and
the BoM in order to know that they are from God. We will be meeting
with him again this week, and we hope that he will have been able to
push his doubts aside for just a little bit in order to read from and
pray about the Book of Mormon.
I got my scriptures finished and they look great. They quad showing in
the attached picture is Elder Toomers, but the rest is mine. The brown
is Elephant skin, and the white is Crocodile; The case is Water
Buffalo. Elder Toomers is Grey = elephant,
white = crocodile.
If you are wanting something done, hymn books or mini books of mormon
are only $10ish. So let me know (it really is cool stuff)
There were no questions today, and the Zone is ready to leave, so ta ta for now.
Remember: Pray always, and look to the Lord. Write often, and live life to
Doubt is the seed of failure. ~Taggart Williams
Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. ~God (D+C 6:36)
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