Monday, November 12, 2012

week 70

Elder Kerr, an Area Seventy, came and spoke to us this week.  He said we are amazing missionaries, we are all doing a fabulous job and there aren't any huge changes we need to make--just little 1 degree changes and it will make all the difference.  I know this to be true, like the scriptures say by SMALL and SIMPLE things are great things brought to pass.  If we focus on the basics that we need to improve on, everything will fall into place.  I know it!
Another thing we talked about was agency.  People have their agency to act and no matter what we do they have the freedom to choose.  Even though we are the best examples and do everything right they can still choose to got he other way.  Often those people have chosen to go down a path they think will bring happiness when in reality it will only bring them regret and guilt and pain.  Obedience and dilligence bring happiness.  i know that to be true. 
"On it like a dog on rhubarb" is just a silly brit saying and yes I know what rhubarb is.  It is a plant and the british love it.  I love rhubarb now. rhubarb and custard or rhubarb cobbler.  It's all good! 
I love this area!  We cover the whole city of Loughborough and the uni is smack in the middle. We kind of live far east of the town and kind of in a rubbish location, far from everything lol but its ok.  The members are great, the bishop is the man and the whole ward supports missionaries in a positive way.  This ward seems to be really good and recognise hard work and respect it.  We do ride bikes, not as much as I would like but we do.  It's just an area that has loads of potential.  

So miracle of the week......
We got a media referral from a girl saying she wanted a Book of Mormon, so we go to contact this girl and she lives in the dorms at uni so were like flip all we have is a building, no number.  So we speak to the main man in charge, and for safety reasons he can't tell us anything, only that 300 students lived here hahaha!!  So we just pray we will be able to get a hold of her.  Well we get a call from the institute teacher saying he got an e-mail from a girl who wants to go to institute, it was this girl!!!  She went on a study abroad to the Ukraine and she met the missionaries and gave her a book and she read it and then stopped because she got busy with studies.  She went to the Ukraine temple and loved it, curious to know what happens inside.  So she came back and wants to be more involved in the church. So we saw her at institute, she is way cool, we taught her 2 days later and she has watched Joseph Smith:Prophet of the Restoration and she knows Joseph Smith is a prophet, she knows the Book of Mormon is true and she came to church yesterday and she loved it, so we are seeing her on Tuesday!  She is AWESOME! 
The Lord is great!  He really blessed us with an amazing investigator!

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