Alma 37:6-7

Alma 37:6-7
Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.


Monday, September 29, 2014

The Book of Mormon is True

This past week we had Zone conference. By far the best one I have attended. I was asked to conduct again. I wasn't as nervous to do it this time which was nice to save some stress. President Jordan gave a training on Evidences of the Book of Mormon. It was really cool to listen too. As a closing quote he  read this, “All the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, will remain in the realm of faith.”  Elder Maxwell taught this vital principle. I love hearing about the cool historical facts and how it was brought forth and what not but it is even great to have a spiritual witness of it's truthfulness. The Book of Mormon is true. "No evil man could write such a book and no good man would, unless he were called by God to do so." So get reading your Book of Mormon. It is powerful and has so much to offer to our lives. 

In Zone Conference a few of us performed a song that was to the tune "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. It was a hit. It was talking about baptism instead haha. Sister Jordan is going to record it tomorrow and I think then it will be on sound cloud. I will keep you posted on it! 

This week there were so many baptisms in the Zone! I am really proud of the missionaries. There was a very special moment on Saturday Evening. A Brazilian couple got married 2 days prior to getting baptised. The wife was baptised first and she stood watching her new husband being baptised as well. As he came out of the water she gave him a big hug and kiss with tears streaming from her eyes. What an amazing way to start off a marriage. Families can be together forever1

Earlier in the week we taught this woman who is quite posh. She seemed to have it all and during the lesson she began to just ball. We were shocked and we sat there and both said nothing for what felt like 10 minutes. We let her think and think and think. I have never been in such a intense moment in my mission. The spirit was so strong and I could tell it was trying to speak to her but out of the silence came, " I don't think I want't to take this any further. I can't take this any further." She needed the gospel so bad in her life but made the choice not to accept in that spiritually heavy moment. Her whole life she was brought up in a family that heavily didn't believe in a God. She has been relying upon her own strength her whole life and came to the breaking point of exhaustion. We invited her to lean on the Savior and to give us a call anytime. Money does not bring happiness. Only the gospel will enlighten your life with understanding and give you the strength to fight through this already tough battle we call life. 

On Friday we taught Peter. Peter is a new investigator we found on the street. He works for the Underground. He had so many questions about religion and after we finished the lesson he told us that a lot of his questions had been answered. He accepted a baptismal date for this coming October and we will begin to hopefully start teaching his girlfriend this coming week. Family!  

This coming week will be a good one and I cant wait to tell you all about moves calls next Tuesday!! Am I staying or going? Cast your votes. 

Elder David

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