Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 15, 2015

Dear friends and family,

This last week was great! I had a fun birthday yesterday and we met lots of new people these last few days! I've been doing well and love it here! There's a lot of work to do, but we've been staying on top of it for the most part. We taught a few lessons and did some service. Lots of people ignore us or refuse to talk to us because they think we're going to try and force something on them. If only they would take the time to listen to us. We aren't doing that at all! We're sharing uplifting messages and serve those in need (or even just people who want help). 

Here's a conversation we had with one man: We said "how are you?" And he ignored us, so we said "hey, would it be alright if we left you with a card to our website today?" And he said "do you want a beer?" And we chuckled and said "no, did you want a card?" And he said "do you want some weed, some beer?!" And so we said "oh, we're good" so he said "do I push my beer and weed on you?" And we said "no" so he said "then don't push that crap on me" or something, so we said "alright, have a great day!"

Yeah, gotta love people. Anyway, here's a scripture for the week: John 7:17. You'll have to look it up to see what it says because I'm not copying it here! Mainly because it talks about DOING God's will, so you have to ACT to read it. The King James Version of the bible will give you the exact wording I used, so I recommend that one. The challenge for this scripture is to learn something new about God's will (commandments, bible story, anything from scriptures really) and then go DO it to learn for yourself if it is true! I know that if you do this sincerely, and throw in a prayer specifically asking for help to understand His will personally, you will receive a witness, because you receive no witness until AFTER the trial of your faith! So try your faith this week!

-Elder Moon