Sunday, May 4, 2014

Better Watch It, We Don't Lose

This week was a good week, when all is said and done. We were able to teach a lot of people, so that is always good. It feels good to have to spirit work through you and reach the investigator. We are teaching this elderly couple in Hudsons Hope and they are progressing super super quick. They have been really receptive to all of the information, and it's like a light goes off in their head. The reason it makes sense to them is because it's true... simple as that.

We also had a big time bash with some guys. We didn't seek this one out, so you will have to let me explain. We were tracting and a guy let us in. He was super nice and explained that he lived with like 6 guys and he said they were all Christian "missionaries." so I was like whatever and we started talking about prophets. he asked some good questions and we answered. Then one of his buddies came home and joined the conversation. He too was very nice and willing to listen. And then another one came in and was nice. then a guy came in and we just knew the were about to start bashing. It got real. They were trinitarians so they were throwing out scriptures left and right. We combated that with who was Jesus praying to? They said and I quote "the father".......hmmmm ok so how does that work? Oh we don't know everything about God. Okay so how did Stephen see him standing on the right hand of God. We told them the Joseph Smith story and they shut right up about it. They side stepped that question and went after the Book Of Mormon. We explained and they tried the Revelations scripture. We threw down against that and then some left, so things calmed down and we were able to testify, and get out. All I have to say is we aren't going to seek it out, but when people join forces to try and bring us down, we aren't going to back down. And we won't lose. But it was good, we got the return appointment with the nice ones and they are now investigating :)

We also met with a lady who is just in a rough position. Her husband left her with a couple of kids, no car, and the mortgage. She makes as much as the mortgage is per month and he isn't even paying for child care. But she has amazing faith. She isn't a member of our church but she still wanted to meet with us and she just showed great faith. She told us a story about forgiveness. We really need to forgive all the time, because if we don't, it will all bottle up inside and it will blow. So we need to be careful and always be mindful of others.

In Preach My Gospel this week I came across President Hinckley's 3 things a member needs to be active and I couldn't agree more. 1. a member friend. they will support them and strengthen them in their times of weakness. 2. a calling. this gives the responsibility and they will want to do it. 3. The good word of god. and really, who doesn't need the good word of God? It will always uphold and strengthen us as we read and study the word of God. 

In other news this week, I worked out like twice. so needless to say, I'm getting jacked! haha jk but I am starting to do something every morning so that's good. 

And quote of the week is about baseball, sorry. A member and I were talking about the difference between baseball and fast pitch and how it is really fast. I didnt believe him and he said "No you dont understand, it comes in at about 60 mph." I said " you're kidding right? That's like little league bro." and then he tried to argue his point more, but i just thought it was funny. Okay that's enough.

Keep it real,
Elder Thompson

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