Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Hey Everyone,                                                                                                 Aug.17,2015

It has been a busy week with all the member lessons that we've been teaching. I was informed yesterday that our companionship is leading our zone in the total number of member lessons taught. 

I hope that over a period of time we will see the fruits of our labors. Successes with investigators in our area have been rare and very difficult to find. It has been somewhat discouraging at times, especially when we invest so much time and emotion in people and then have to drop them because they aren't taking the message seriously. 

That is why we're working our tails off to get member missionary work off the ground for this area. It is the only way. I have the faith that we can over come these problems and build the kingdom here. We just have to continue to exercise faith and patience. If there is anything that I've learned recently it is the principle of patience. 

We had a cool spiritual experience this last week. We have been teaching this less active guy who works in a sort of hair cut place in the township. He is very flaky and likes to lie to us about his past and reasons why he doesn't come to church. When we pulled up in our car to visit him, we had no idea of what to say to him. We discussed it briefly and I felt impressed that we should go in and wait to see what happens. We walked in and sat down and waited. 

We tried to start a lesson with him but soon a couple a guys came into the shop and started asking us questions. They were so shocked to see a couple of umlungu's (white guys) in a black township. As soon as they sat down, a few more guys came in and started asking us questions. Very shortly, a small crowed formed and they were all staring intently at me. I stood up and my companion and I started teaching them the restoration. Very cool experience. It also gave the less-active an opportunity to testify of our message and I'm sure his faith grew as well.

We are having a fireside this Saturday night at the Milnerton chapel. We are going to show "Meet the Mormons" We have been working diligently as a district to make all the necessary preparations and to invite everyone that we come into contact with. So we'll always keep trying, even when the road gets rough.

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