Monday, January 9, 2017

Reaping the Rewards of the Fast

So this week was pretty good! I will start with the worst part. On Tuesday I got a fever of 103F and almost passed out trying to leave the house for the day, so after that I stayed in bed the whole day with a cold rag on my forehead. But all is well now!

We met up with a member in our ward called Sister Estrada. And we asked her if she knows anyone that we could visit. She then gave us 12 references, and helped us to set up appointments with these people. She has given Books of Mormon, videos, and magazines to all of her neighbors and she has it written down everything she has done. Let this be an example to all. To share what we love and we believe in is simple. Go to your neighbors and say "Hey, I go to this church and this book has helped grow my faith in Jesus. Would you like one too?" (obviously with a little more explanation) and like that you are helping to bless the lives of others. Also she cooks really good.

Monday night we went to a guy's house that we havent taught in a month or so and when we met with him he said that he had been thinking that day about us and that he was looking for God more in his life. He said that he sees us as the answer to the difficult times he has had the past little while. He is already reading the BOM and has a baptismal date for Feburary. So he is pretty excited to go and visit. This past Saturday as a zone we had a fast to increase the number of people attending church. Specifically for our investigatores, and none of them came. But a guy we have never seen came and he said "I like the spirit here and I want to be baptized!" So hello there! Then we had other people we have only met in the church that came, and visited with their kids. We had 6 investigators and 4 less active members in sacrament meeting this past Sunday. My testimony on the fast has really been strengthened, and its not just something we should do once a month but more frequently to really help with whatever problems we have and it will be answered, and maybe not in the way that you wanted but in one way or another it will be answered.

Heres a dope scripture as well

"...Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of Life." Rev. 2:20

Be faithful children

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