Hello everyone, it has been another amazing week in the great down under.
I am still serving in Dandenong and my new companions name is Elder Jensen, he is awesome! Everyone we meet thinks that he is from New Zealand and that he is mouri because he fits into the culture so well. but he is a very powerful teacher and he is amazing and discerning the needs of investigators and applying the gospel to help them! so I feel very blessed to have him as my companion! he is from chandler Arizona.
We are lucky because right after emails today Jordan Balmes is taking us out to lunch! He is so kind to drive all the way to our area just to buy us lunch and talk with us. He is so amazing! He compliments all of you that he met back at home so much!
So this week we saw so many miracles, people have been coming out of no where to talk with us, infact a random guy just stopped us named Jeff, we were just emailing and he asked If he could have a minute. He said that he was a RM and that he has been less active for a very long time and that he feels its time he needs to come back, and so he asked if we could say a prayer with him. So we gathered our chairs in a circle and said a vocal prayer infront of everyone in the library. We gave him a Book of Mormon to read and just like that he was gone. It must have taken a lot of courage to come up to us and ask us to help. but the thing that stood out to me is that its never to late for anyone to return to the gospel, its never to late for anyone to make changes and increase the quality of their life! satan will set a trap for us and say that we are not good enough to be forgiven or that the Holy Ghost cannot be with an imperfect person! but it can, we are all imperfect and the Holy Ghost is for imperfect people to help guide us back as we make mistakes. I read a talk by Anthony D. Perkins called "The Great and Wonderful Love" it talks about Satan setting traps for us to keep us in our self pity, and what we can do to break the cycle and feel of Gods love. He says that their are five things that we can think about to help us! I would invite you to listen to that talk it is a short but powerful one! my favourite line was "you can more fully experience joy in life when you eradicate adult-onset pessimism and substitute childlike optimism" God loves us, and when we trust in him we will find joy! I love you and I am so thankful for you! keep up the fight for good! never give up! have a great week
love Elder Wiser
|I cant remember if I sent this last week but this is the lomu family they are great! their tongan and the mom is not baptized yet. . .yet she is waiting for a visa!|