Missionary in the Canada Vancouver Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
You are not alone
"You are not alone on this journey. Your Heavenly Father knows you. Even when no one else hears you, He hears you. When you rejoice in righteousness, He rejoices with you. When you are beset with trial, He grieves with you...He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you, because you are His child...seek Him earnestly, and you will find Him" -Pres Uchtdorf
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A Week Full of Miracles
This week has been great and full of miracles! On Wednesday we got to go see a potential investigator that we found last week and he was really interested in learning more about the Book of Mormon because his Grandpa was a member and he told him a little bit about the Book of Mormon. So we went back last Wednesday and taught him about the restoration and about Priesthood Authority. He accepted it all and thought it made a lot of sense that we would need authority from God to act in his name. He told us how he was really excited to read the Book of Mormon and to gain the same witness that we had. We also invited him to be baptized and he said that he really wanted to do that! He told us that a few years ago he really got into religion and a year ago he wanted to be baptized so he went to a bunch of churches but none of them felt right. He told us that he hadn't found a church that felt like the right one for him yet. Finding him was a total miracle! What’s even cooler is we were originally supposed to meet him on Tuesday but he wasn't home but he called us Wednesday morning to tell us that he had to go somewhere yesterday and couldn't meet with us but he still really wanted to.
I have seen a ton of times how people are being prepared to accept the Gospel and how there are people that want to learn and are looking for this church. The only thing holding them up is finding them or them finding us.
We met another guy named Edward who is from the Philippines and the sisters found him a week ago so they told us to go by and when we did he told us how he met missionaries in the Philippines and he was interested in learning more about our church. So we left him a Book of Mormon and he told us that he would read it.
Oh and we got transfer calls last night and I found out that I’m not leaving but Elder Johnson is going up to Burns lake and Elder Boehmer (Beamer) is coming here. So I'm staying in Abbotsford for another 6 weeks. Its kind of funny because I met Elder Boehmer when I left Kamloops, because he was in Kelowna, and I talked to him for a little bit and found out that he came out a transfer after me and that his Birthday is the same day as mine. That's pretty sweet! We’re like brothers except he is Canadian and I’m American. Well I gotta go so have an awesome week!