Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Foot in the door? I think YES!

Something my companion and I discussed during our studies was the whole "rules" thing. The reality is, God doesn't command only members of the church to do things. These commandments are for the whole world, but we are the only ones that follow them. So that has been our approach, and it seems to work better than trying to explain that they aren't restrictions.
We haven't been able to meet with J this week, due to being kicked out of his apartment after the owner raised rent, so it's been nuts. We had an appointment with K and D, but when we knocked on their door, they didn't answer, so we called them, didn't answer, so we left. We got a text from K apologizing about it, they just forgot about it. JE still wants to meet with us, so we're really pushing attending church so that she can come to know whether it is true or not, but it's really hard for her. We taught JK finally! We have been trying to get together with him for over a month now. He was interested in Family History, so we set him up an account During our lesson, which we didn't really teach any doctrine, just about Family history, he said "Now, I know that your purpose is to convert me, and I'm not saying I never will, so maybe some time we could have a little chat and you can tell me all about what you believe." Foot in the door? I think YES! Crazy! this week we met another man in the Vault (did I explain what that is? If not, it's a self serve coffee shop. Talk about integrity!) and we stopped and talked to an older gentlemen who was sitting at one of the tables. As we talked, he sort of seemed interested in what we did, but as we talked he expressed his concern about not being able to "Prove God", and we told him that we can't prove him, but that's not what we're here to do. We're here to invite you to find out that he is real on your own. we had him read Enos, and to pray, and when we met again he had read it along with the introduction to the Book of Mormon (crazy, right?), and he seemed even more unhappy about the whole God concept. He's from Russia, so it's kinda hard to understand him, but we are hoping that he prays this time (we told him to read Moroni 10:3-5 and to pray) and hopefully he recognizes his answer!
Another great Mormon Message to anyone that is going through trials (if you're not going through trials, watch it anyways! It's good!) "Mountains to Climb". Pres. Eyring is the man!
Quotes for the week:
"There is no cure for the ills of the world except the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our hope for peace, for temporal and spiritual prosperity, and for an eventual inheritance in the Kingdom of God is found only in and through the restored gospel." - Joseph Fielding Smith in Conference Report, April 1930, 13
"Keep the commandments of God. Therein will be the salvation of individuals and nations during these troublesome times." - Francis M. Gibbons, Harold B. Lee (1993), 459
(This one is for mom) "There are few things more powerful than the faithful prayers of a righteous mother." - Pres. Boyd K. Packer
"30 But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe thecommandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of yourlives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not." - Mosiah 4:30
Well, I love and miss you all!!! Have a fantastic week!
Elder Carter V

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