Tuesday, May 26, 2015

God is Hastening His own work

I can't remember what week it is. I might have already told you some of the same stuff, but that might have just been this week. We had our interviews with President Ulrich this week. It was pretty good. I don't really know for sure what I should even say about that. He told me I'm a good missionary and don't be trunky. That's pretty much it.

So two weeks ago, I didn't tell you, but, a lady just kinda walked into the church and asked for me (because some missionaries had told her I was there). So a member from another ward came in during sacrament meeting and told me there was someone there looking for me so I came and sat next to her. So that was nice. But, the reason she came was because she has been less-active for about five years, ever since she was baptized, and she suddenly decided to start living the word of wisdom and come to church. So she moved to some sort of a rehab place and she's been there for two months and then she came to church. So we have started meeting with her, and she's doing way good. She has totally turned her life around and now she's active and she just gave a talk about her change in church on Sunday. It's great.

And then another person who I used to see but haven't seen for a month or two because she had kinda given up on herself and stopped answering the phone, showed up to church. And now she's living the word of wisdom, or at least trying, and she's coming to church and it's so good to see her there again too. There are so many people coming back and there's nothing I've even done. I think it just goes to show that God is Hastening His own work. I hope that we can all keep up the pace.

And again, I have nothing to say about Articles of Faith 1:5
We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.


Elder Ferguson

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Companion, Resolving Concerns, & More Church Meetings

So anyways, we haven't really done anything that exciting this week. But, we did find out that my companion's name means crazy cow in Portuguese. That was funny. Because his name is V…, which is cow girl in Spanish, but it's even funnier in Portuguese.

We have one investigator that's kinda come pretty close to getting baptized, but now they're just stuck because her step father is a member of another faith, which I will not name because I'm about to... not show very much respect to it. Basically, her parents will have problems with her if she joins the church, they already did when her husband got baptized. So she probably would have gotten baptized a long time ago if it wasn't for them, but hopefully if we just keep working with her, she will eventually realize that she can just do it anyways. The funny thing is, she actually told us that she knows that if she joins our church, she will get an even bigger family, so hopefully it will not be too long. I will probably still Skype that family when I get home. Just to make sure she eventually gets baptized.

Anyways, ward council was really fun. Our ward mission leader forgot it was happening, so me and my companion (the other two missionaries in our ward thought it started an hour later so they weren't there either) got to have pretty much an interview with the high councilor over missionary work and the stake president. So that was nice. We talked to them about all the stuff that was going on in the ward and they asked us about how the ward can be more involved in missionary work and how they can get involved and stuff. And then, magically, we had a surprise coordination meeting on Saturday. So that was good. And on Sunday, the stake president spoke about calling on the powers of heaven and so did his councilor for the priesthood lesson. It was great. They were quoting Preach My Gospel and everything.

 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophetspastors,teachersevangelists, and so forth.


PS. Was that long enough for you Abbie?


Elder Ferguson

Monday, May 11, 2015


Well, this week was nice. I am in Rochdale for the rest of my mission now. I have been here five months and I will be here almost seven altogether. This is also my fourth companion in Rochdale. Haha, it seems like I have been here forever. I know the name of every member in the ward, and they all know me, because I have been here forever.

Anyways, I like my companion. He is good. I forgot to take a picture of him though. Next week.

I can't think of anything to say. We blew bubbles outside of our investigators house for five minutes because they told us specifically to come at 7:45 and we got there at 7:40. It was pretty funny. 

Also, I don't really have anything to say about the gift of tongues. Or prophecy or revelation or anything like that. I don't know, except for my companion has it. It's super funny. When he meets Spanish people now, he can't speak Spanish to them any more because he only speaks English most of the time. haha. He said that he was praying for the gift of tongues when to speak Spanish when he talked to some Spanish people. Bye!


Elder Ferguson

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Meeting w/ Elder Dyches & Elder Allan, Stake Leaders & Mission President - iPads are coming….

Well. Tomorrow is the beginning of the end. It's my last transfer. It will be an extra long one. So that's not too bad. So here are some of the things that happened this week. We had a full-mission conference. And stake conference. So we got to have a meeting on Saturday with Elder Dyches from the First Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Allan who is the managing director of the missionary department of the church because we're getting iPads, eventually. Hopefully this month. And then we went straight from that to the Saturday session of Stake Conference. And then on Sunday, we got to hear from our Stake President, and President Ulrich, and the Chorley Temple President. It was great. And then at the end of Stake Conference, I got to go see all of my old friends from Middleton and probably my favourite member in the UK. So it was good.

A ghost walked into a bar and the barman said sorry, we don't serve spirits.

I'm getting a new companion, he's from Spain and his name is Elder V.

Ok, now I will tell you some deep doctrine because I think it's pretty interesting and it has a lot to do with iPads, even though they didn't really directly mention this this week. So when we go to Missouri right before the second coming, we're not going to all go at once. It's probably not going to be announced in General Conference. The problem is, even in the church, we still have some foolish virgins. Some people simple cannot live the Law of Consecration and we can't establish a Zion society without a Zion people. And that means there is going to have to be some sifting. And my personal opinion is that that is why the Lord is Hastening His Work. Because He is calling everyone to Zion and that means that He wants His saints perfected. So we're getting iPads. The reason that they are giving us iPads, and Elder Allan told us this, is because they want to teach us safe habits and practices with technology so that we will have a more 'sin-resistant' generation. The Hastening of the Work is in preparation for the Second Coming because we need more pure-in-heart saints. So yup.

By the way, the Book of Mormon is true, and so is the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. (A of F 1:8) I don't really have anything else to say about that. Bye!


Elder Ferguson