Monday, August 27, 2012

Its the beeeest (day) week eeeevvver (spongebob voice)

These last two weeks have been the best. My companion and I have been striveing hard to have exact obidience, especially 630am and 1030pm bed times. We were just off by two or three minutes but following the rules has helped us have the spirit more and the energy to perform our labors. Although the number of people we teach has gone down since my arrival, the people we are teaching have an open heart and are wanting to follow christ. The lord has put people into our paths and they know that.

Our Thursday night appointment had been canceled. Late at night, just after eight thirty, we were opting between going home to finish our studies or go trackting. Although the easy decision would be to do more studies that we had not had time to do earlier due to service projects, we let the lord guide us. With a pray from each of us we drove down a small street which looked like it led to nothing. Having been there before, we would turn around quickly. Coasting just a block the holy spirit led us to an appartment complex. We parked on the very right away from other cars. After knocking a few doors without success we crossed all the way to the left building. Just three doors down we met a nice lady, although the feeling i had was of unintrest and lack of time.

She mentioned how at times she had heard things about our religion but our rules were to strickt. After a pray she seemed to open up. From word of mouth she had misconceptions about our church that we could clear up.

For the first time, in my sixth month time out in Tennessee, we started with the third lesson, to this day i am unsure how or why we jumped there. This includes the five step program to get to heaven. She had faith, small but knew the basics, was in the process of repenting and changing her life around for the better, aswell as had been baptised by a former pastor. When we came to the Holy Ghost she had a look of astonsihment. She had not know about this and this gift of knowlegement and help from God was a gift that she knew could help her life. We explained the Restoration of the gospel and she understood completely about the authority. We gave her a book of mormon and left with high hopes.

Before walking away she asked if we had been sent by God. She had just began to pray again for the first time in years just 4 days prior. With great excitement we smiled and could tell god had been preparing her.

Just 48 hours later we stopped by her apartment again. She was out front reading the Book of Mormon. What a site! She mention more signs she had recieved from God including a news report about the Mormon Faith (centered around Mitt Romney) and that God was telling turely leading her her. The Plan of Salvation was a success and she has plans to live with her family and her Lord in the Celestial Kingdom.

She asked if she could get baptized because her soul felt dirty and we were richious men who had the power from God.
The thrusday night appointment had been rescheduled after our branch service project, which they also attended. Lance Lisa and Jacob Fisher have been working so hard. Jacob, age 14 has been working really hard. Lance is a freak and has read the Triple combination twice. He wants to be baptized and sealed in the temple asap. Lisa has a small problem, due to lack of reading, about jesus coming to the americas. We know through pray she can come to know of the truth and the baptisms with poor in.

The windows of heaven are really pouring out. We have commitments from 14 people to come to church next week and more work to be done.

Alma 26:36 Now if thsi si boasting, even so will I boast; for thsi is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation and my redemption from everlasting wo. Yea blessed is the name of my God...

Elder Toomey.

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