Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Which side are you on?

I'm getting a new companion! His name is Elder VB. He is from Holland. He was my district leader in the MTC. He was trained by Elder H. He is nice. It will be an interesting transfer or probably two. 

This week we went to a Zone meeting. That was nice. After zone meeting we went on exchange and I came back to Newtown with a missionary from New Zealand. He was nice. We found a new investigator right outside of our flat. We taught him the restoration right away and he accepted it right away. We gave him the Book of Mormon and he said thank you. It's funny how sometimes people do that. Usually people just say 'Not interested' or just do the universal sign language for 'No thank you; I am happy with my own religious beliefs for now but maybe next time.'  So that was nice. 

We also ran into someone who is a member that doesn't come to church anymore. He basically tried to tell us that our church was wrong, but he was polite and would still listen to what we said. We explained how he was false doctrinally and he accepted it, although he still thought that we were wrong. It's interesting how people will open up a conversation with you like that. 

One time someone was talking to Joseph Smith about all of the Apostasy in the church at the time. He said that if he decided to leave the church, he would just go somewhere else and not bother anyone about it again instead of trying to tear down the church. President Smith told him that that isn't how it works. He said that once you are baptized you have chosen a side and left the neutral ground, and you can never go back. Either you are totally on the Lord's side, or you are totally not. That is what I learned this week. Bye!
Elder Ferguson

(Amy)  I looked up what he was referring to and found this story

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