Monday, March 30, 2015

Power week!


So this week was fantastic.  We worked really well and had some success.

Also on Monday I had one of the best experiences I've had on my mission.

On Monday we went to a lesson with two of our investigators that were kind of progressing but slowly, L and C.  We testified that they could know of the truth of our words if they prayed to know. We invited them to pray to know if they should be baptized, which they have been considering for some time. We explained that the Spirit testifies of truth through feelings such as joy, peace, love, and security.  Lucy prayed and she asked in her prayer if they should get baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When she ended the prayer she told us she was surprised by what she felt.  She smiled and said she felt a powerful feeling of peace and joy in her heart.

Her daughter C said she felt happy and also had a huge smile on her face.  Lucy waited a moment and thought and then said, let's get ready to get baptized.  They accepted the invitation to get baptized in April and came to church this sunday.

 Also, this week one of the assistants came down to work in our zone and he came and worked with me. We were in the same sector when I began my mission so it was cool to work with him again.   We also happened to be doing a zone intercambio, splits? and I worked with another elder in my zone who is really good. It was awesome and the three of us in the trio worked super hard and found several new people to teach and I learned a bunch.  It was awesome.

We chopped lots of wood this week, our own and the neighbors wood, to get ready for winter.  Im so glad we don't use wood to heat our houses in the states haha.  But I learned that the saying is very true: He who cuts his own fire wood warms himself twice.  Haha

The Spirit, or the Holy Ghost, is powerful.  The feelings we receive from the Spirit overcome all doubt and fear, all worry or concern. They comfort, uplift and edify.  But those feelings can only come if we let them.  We need to have a great desire to have the Spirit in our lives.  We need to diligently seek and work to do good. We need to have faith.  And then the Spirit works miracles in our lives and in the lives of others. Like with L,the Spirit was able to overcome all her doubts and fears.

The Lords ways are not ours, so all divine communication that comes from God depends on His will. But we can know the will of God through the scriptures.

Thanks for everything and hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Peck

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