"And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hmmm, no titles come to mind

Hey everybody! so this is going to be quick as I am about out of time but the work is just going great here and I love it!

Tuesday we met with one of our less actives named Rene. He has been less active for a very long time and so many amazing missionaries have tried working with him but he hasn't yet come back. We know that he still has a testimony but has fallen on hard times. We then met with an older couple named David and Gertrude and honestly I really enjoy meeting and teahing them. We reviewed the Story of Joseph Smith with them and tried our hardest to help them to understand that they must ask for themselves so that they can know if it is true or not. They are still struggling with praying to know but we are still working with them and they are still making great progress.

Wednesday we had a return lesson with a man named Misa. We met him about two weeks ago and we have finally been able to meet with him now. He was very kind and listened as we mostly focused on our missionary purpose and the reason that we preach the gospel; to help everyone come closer to Christ and recieve eternal life. It was a good little short lesson as he needed to get back to work but we will see how it goes in later visits. Finally were able to meet with Claude and his family again, they have so busy with work that it was very hard to catch them. We reviewed parts of the Plan of Salvation, especially about our purpose here on earth and the things that we need to do here. We related that to reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, we told them that everything that they do in this life and that at this time this small book has the greatest importance for them. It was good that we did as Rojo, Claudes daughter, had not really been reading to praying but passively listening.

So Friday was a great day, a day of trial and conquest, contacting day! Nah but really we had a great time contacting for a good part of our day and we were rewarded with a new potentially great investigator named Faly. We had a great short lesson with him as he still had stuff to do but he responded well and told us to visit anytime we could. Then that evening we met with Rakotoarimandimby and Meline, chatted a bit, checked how they are doing on their Word of Wisdom commitment (they are doing very good, slowly getting of chewing tobacco) and then went into a review about Joseph Smith as we both felt that they didn't really grasp the importance of Joseph. So we review and end by discussing about the Book of Mormon and we dig, and dig, and dig where we end up finding that while they have techniqualy been reading they have not been praying at all to know if it was true and so they had no idea what to do about their decisions to come to church or not. So we bear the biggest testimonies that we could, we bear, and bear, and bear our testimonies. The Spirit was so strong, it is just so amazing to feel its prescence so stongly every now and then.

Then Saturday Elder Sweeten got sick. Actually he had been sick for a few days but had not been getting better so we stayed in for most of the day but we were able to go out in the evening to teach some people that were progressing very well, Elder Sweeten is such a stud, he is so fun to work with.

That is pretty much it, sorry that it is a bit haphazard but we are just about out of time so good luck everyone and have a great week, Mazoto E!

Elder Nelson

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