Wednesday, January 9, 2013
January 9th 2013
This week was great!
I am working hard in the office, helping out with making training presentations for the missionaries. These next two weeks President is interviewing all the missionaries, so we are preparing some trainings to give to the others while they are waiting in the office.
The work is going well in our area. We had a baptism this last week! His name is Jonas and the baptism went really well. There were lots of people there to watch and support him. The only downside to working in the office is that we don't have a lot of time to proselyte. We are really needing new investigators. We don't have a large teaching group, which really doesn't work out very well for us. So, if you could pray for us to find more people to teach, that would really help us out!
This week, we had one of the most spiritual lessons I've ever participated in. The spirit was so strong! The woman we were teaching first said that she didn't believe that Joseph Smith could be a prophet and that she didnt believe our message. So I explained to her that we are not asking her to believe two "snot-nosed kids", but that she has to believe God. I told her that she HAS to pray and specifically ask the Lord if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if our message is true or not. She was very reluctant at first, but then I went a little bolder with her and said that "we will all get down on our knees and you will ask God right now if this is true or not". We all knelt down and she said a very nice prayer. But....she didn't ask God the specific question. So I told her she had to pray again and ask the question this time. Finally, she asked God, very humbly, if our message is true and if this is the Church of Jesus Christ.
When she got up from her prayer, the Spirit was so strong in that room. I felt inspired to promise her that if she did ALL she could to receive an answer and she still didn't receive one, she could stay at her Church and we would stop bugging her.
But I am completely certain that God will answer her. That is why I made that promise. Because God told me to.
Love you all!
See you next week!
Posted by Paige at 6:04 PM