Tuesday, October 2, 2012

10 September and 17 September 2012

17 September 2012

Letter to all:

This week was good.  We had two really good lessons one day.  First we taught Eliezer a 19 year old Evangelical.  We taught the restoration and we told us he already saw a video of Joseph smith and felt something good when he saw it.  He's been attending seminary for a month or so.  He just has a lot of negative pressure from family and friends and it's a problem for him to be baptized but I believe he already knows the gospel is true.  The spirit was present when we testified about this and he testified to all of us of the truth of this gospel.

We met with another Investigator 20 years old named Alex.  We spoke about faith for a little then about repentance. He didn't know what repentance was so we taught him.  I felt a genuine love for him when I testified that for Christ stripes he can be healed.  That the savior lives and suffered everything for us.  That he can repent and come unto him and have eternal life.  The spirit was really strong and as we told him that he is important to us and we are here to help him return to Christ.  He has much to overcome but for God nothing is impossible.  Not only did Alex get to feel the truth of this message but I did too.  As I teach others and when I teach with a pure love for them my testimony of the Savior grows even more.  Jesus is indeed the Christ, I know without a doubt that he suffered for all of our pains, sins, sicknesses, and more so he can know how to succor us.

Also we had a Multizone Conference we learned a lot about teaching with the spirit and really teaching to people.  We taught actual investigators during the practice.   It was a good experience to learn about the role the spirit has in teaching.  Because he's the one who teaches. 

One of the investigators we had to teach we practiced inviting him to church, he said I have to go, I will go, so then we said okay let’s do a practice in which you can't go to church but he was confused.  So we taught to a different Elder and practiced inviting him to church.  After we finished the investigator also did his own invitation to the elder.  It was funny but also good to see the faith this man already had in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

That’s all for now, let me know if you have any questions.

Elder Willden

I asked Elder Willden why he sent this picture:  Yup that was burning trash, they throw all of their trash behind the houses and burn it or sometimes they just burn their trash in front of their house, not very sanitary..

One boy is part of the family we eat dinner with and the other lives next door who´s parents are investigators.

10 September 2012

Hello everyone!

This week we´ve been visiting less actives a lot, and inviting them to come to church.  We need an average of 120 in order to build a new church, right now we have about 100.  A member gave a lesson in priesthood meeting about this.  He read from 1 Nephi 3 and 17- how we can do whichever commandment that´s necessary.  Also if we have an attitude like Nephi we will have success .Attitude is very important, if we don´t believe anything good will come forth then nothing will.  We should always be animated and have a desire to go do what we can and then ask the lord what more can we do.  The lord knows the way but he wants us to do our part.

Met with a less active member and shared Alma 34:38-41 it´s a great scripture.

We have some new positive investigators that I have great hopes for.  Our old one´s no longer are progressing, but I must move forward with faith.

Love Elder Willden

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