Well hello there folks!
What a week! I have had a really great week and time is just flying by. It is Monday and that means you get these next few minutes to read this and be spiritually uplifted. Now let me hear y'all make some of that Holy Ghost CRAZY noise. Just kidding. My companion always says that haha. I do not know why.
Elder Hutchins and I are having a lot of success in our area. We just know that it is because of the Lord. We are just the tools He uses. I love the people here in England. They are all shy until you talk to them and they find out you are American. There were these two girls that asked us out to a pool party on Friday. We had to decline of course. But we taught them a lesson. And we talked about Chastity. The spirit told us that we need to teach them this commandment no matter how awkward it may sound. So we did. One of them was really impressed and the other didn't want to hear any of it. But it is what God needed them to hear.
So there was this really cool story that happened in the mission this week. So last Monday some other missionaries were street contacting and stopped a man that was about to go take a final exam for University. This young man explained to them that before he left his house he said a prayer saying "God if you let me pass this exam, I will look for a church to join and be baptised." He was in a hurry and had to get going but the Elders asked if they could say a prayer that this young man may be able to pass his exam. This was the 3rd time has taken it and just really thought there was no way he would pass. The Elders left there number with the man and said to let them know how the Exam went. He passed with flying colors. He called the Elders and said that he was ready to be baptised. He started to take the lessons and is getting baptised next week. I was able to teach this young man about fasting on Saturday (I was on a work over) and we asked him to fast for an answer to if this church was true. His response "I already know this is true. Would it be alright if I fasted for something else? He then asked if he could pay his tithing and fast offering on the same day. He is so "GOLDEN" and was so prepared. I know that there are prepared people everywhere and that is our job to just find them.
This past Thursday I had another work over with Elder Duncan. He lives in the same flat but we worked together on Thursday. Before we leave the flat we always pray for guidance and this time we had the feeling we need to go to Muswell Hill and street contact. So we did and were having no success. So we quickly said a prayer. After that prayer I felt that we need to cross the street. So we crossed and the first person we talked to wanted to learn more. So we went and sat on a bench and talked about the plan of salvation. His name is A.J. At the end of the lesson we asked him if he would follow Jesus Christ's example by being baptised. He accepted and is really wanting to learn more. God placed A.J in our path because he needed to hear the Gospel.
I am so happy to be out on my mission. Even though some days are tough, it is still amazing. Our work is all about service. Because when "ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the of God." I know that the church is true. I know. Watch Elder Hollands Talk "Lord, I Believe" We showed this to one of our investigators who was struggling with faith. She began to cry and could not explain how much she need to hear it. There are miracles all around us. Just open your eyes. I promise that as you serve those around you and stop thinking about you, then you will be happier, you will feel happier, and you will live a happier life. Follow Jesus Christ's example of turning outward, rather than inward. Just after Jesus had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, he was then tempted by the great deceiver and was tried and tested more than we can even imagine. After all this had happened, with all his hunger and with all his pain, angels came to minister to him to help him. At this time Jesus knew that John had be cast into prison. He sent these angels away immediately and told them to minister unto John. This act of selflessness shows exactly how amazing and perfect Jesus was. I know we can not be perfect. But we can try. Try to turn outward towards other, rather than inward. Even in the hardest moment. Because as soon as you forget about yourself and remember others, you will be happy. I promise you this.
I love you all and hope you have a good week. Remember we are nothing without God. But in His eyes we are everything. Our father in heaven loves us and wants to bless us. So live your life in a was where he is bound to bless you and can not withhold anything from you. Just ask in sincere prayer.
TRUTH WILL PREVAIL
P.s here is picture of me in a Ferrari that parks in front of our flat. Super Posh.