Monday, March 31, 2014

So you want a pamphlet?

Another week down. This week we were able to meet more of the members in our new ward and we found a couple of investigators also. We have been out contacting to try and find new investigators each day. We have also been trying to work with some less active people because there are many less actives. The work is starting to take shape!

Like never before, my testimony of God preparing people and then putting them in your path has increased a lot this week. We contacted a teenage girl whose mother´s whole family is LDS but her. She had so many questions about us and what our standards are and what we believe. She has a serious desire to investigating the church, which is just really awesome all around. We also talked to this police officer that was born in Mexico but went to high school in California and spoke English. We talked to him about who we were and what we were doing and then he told us that his mom had attended our church a couple of times and he had actually gone a couple of times too. He told us that he was interested in learning more about the church. Oh, and as we were talking in English, I forgot the words so I stopped and went back to Spanish. That was kinda weird. Then another day as we were out tracting, we had stopped for a minute to try and listen to the spirit to tell us which street we should walk down. So when we decided on a street we started walking and about half way down the street, a lady stops us and asked us if we have any pamphlets for her to read. Heck, which one would you like!? Then she told us she thought that we were Jehovah's Witnesses. Well I said something to the effect that no, we were better than Jehovah's Witnesses. Obviously with respect, it just had that effect. So we gave her the Restoration pamphlet and told her to read it and we are going to have a lesson with her today. Later we saw her little daughter riding her bike in the street and she came over and told us that she had read the pamphlet 2 times and really liked it and her mom did too. 

It just goes to show that the work of the Lord will be moving on, through whatever means necessary. The work of the Lord doesn't stop. 1 Nephi 9:6. Also this week, I have had the chance to see the Spirit working through me. D&C 84:85. "Neither take ye thought beforehand what ye shall say; but treasure up in your minds continually the words of life, and it shall be given you in the very hour that portion that shall be meted unto every man." There were times when I have had no idea what I am saying or what I can possibly say to the people or what they are going to ask. But I know that more than any other time in my mission, I have been used for the good of the people and the good of my companion. He doesn't know much about being a missionary or how to handle situations and the spirit has used me to teach not only him, but myself also. When we try to listen to the spirit, and we pray earnestly to find it, it will be hard to miss. Love you all! Have a fantastic week and enjoy General Conference!!!
-√Člder Morris

Elder Morris left his camera in his last apartment but promises that he will have pictures for his mother next week.

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