Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 5

I am enjoying this work, and the potential we have to bring to pass blessings for God's children is wonderful. This week, during our planning, we felt so strongly that we should challenge our investigator Catarina to baptism. She has been putting it off until after her cruise, but we felt that the push to do it this week would help her overcome her anxiety about it. She has been so prepared by so many missionaries, and when we challenged her last week, she hesitated and hesitated, then prayed about it, and when she prayed she spoke of how this would help her, and she could feel God was speaking to her through us. Her baptism date is set for this Saturday :)

Sometimes, when knocking doors, you meet people who don't want to hear anything we have to say. Other times, they just put up signs, saying, "All other religions. We are Catholic. Please do not knock." I thought it was so funny. We also saw a massive cactus this week.

I loved being able to watch General Conference this weekend. The prophets and apostles that spoke truly reaffirmed in my mind the truth of Amos 3:7 - God will do nothing, but he reavealeth his secrets unto his servants the prophets. This same attitude can be found in Doctrine and Covenants 1:38 - whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same. President Russell M Nelson gave a particularly powerful address on the importance of women in the church, and the value they have to the world. I loved it.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! Elder Nelsons talk was so great!
    That sign is awesome. Although, the fact that it's not a homemade one shows that there's some organization putting these out. So is that actually from the heart of whoever posted it or just some propaganda they've bought into?