Monday, January 27, 2014

We worship Jesus Christ, not success.

Howdy! (that's an American word. haha.)

This week was pretty good. Except for our investigator, .... said that she didn't want to be baptized on the first anymore in church yesterday. If you ever happen to meet an investigator, or go teaching one with the missionaries (yes, I am aware that most of you who are reading this live in Utah and think that you don't need to do missionary work, but just in case  C ), please do me a favor and never EVER tell someone that they are being baptized to soon, or ask them if they're sure they want to do it that soon, or question the missionaries anywhere near the investigator. The missionaries know what they're doing.  Anyways, she still wants to be baptized, she just wants to put it off a little. No big deal. Just her Eternal Salvation.  p

So this week, we went on exchanges with the Zone leaders. That was really good. I don't remember if I mentioned this last week, but I have been on exchanges twice now in the two weeks I have been here, and both times I stayed here and 'lead' the area while Elder F went somewhere else. Whew. That's pretty weird. The bus system is crazy here, but it's pretty fun anyways. We didn't have a whole lot of success during the exchange. Luckily, as Elder Oaks put it, we don't worship success, we worship Jesus Christ. It's a good thing, cause I would be in trouble some times. But we did find one new investigator. We were walking down the street, we were about to get back to the flat, and we hadn't found anyone to teach and we were about to finish our exchange, and we passed this young man. I took one look at him and said to myself, oh well, he will just ignore us anyways, he's a young man, and he doesn't look like a very 'churchy' person. So I kept walking and Elder P started talking to him. We had a lesson on the spot and he gave us his phone number and address. So hopefully we will be teaching him this week. That is when I felt what Elder H (from my last area)  called 'the spirit of correction.'

Anyways, we also had specialized training this week, which means we had a training from the zone leaders, the assistants, and President and Sister Preston. One very special insight I had from President adding on to Sister Preston's training was that chocolate comes from trees, therefore, chocolate is salad. The End. So that was nice. But I also got a real insight thingy from the zone leaders. They have had a ton of miracles happening lately. They have had like five serious member refferrals and they have all turned into investigators. They said that they were talking to President about it and he said that they must have done something right and the Lord was finally blessing them for it. Basically, just because we're doing something good, and keeping the commandments and everything like that, that doesn't mean we will be blessed right away, it just means that we will. So yeah. Be patient and eventually you will be blessed for your righteousness.

This morning we got a referral for someone who wanted a 'Finding Faith in Jesus Christ' DVD. I have been passing out cards for that like crazy recently because we have run out of cards and they've had a mess up so they can't print any more for a while. Anyways, I got a referral this morning for the DVD and they gave us their full name, their number, and their address, and they live about five minutes away from our flat. They said they also want a Book of Mormon. There's proof that we will be blessed for our diligence, even if it takes a long time sometimes.

Anyways, I don't have much else to say. Bye!

Elder Ferguson

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