Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 22, 2016

Friends and family,

Well as for that little goal I set, we had one lesson with a member
present and one investigator at church. So progress from last week but
it's slower than I want it. However, we are finally getting some
return appointments and have met some members who we can now invite
with us and things should be picking up. We got 7 new investigators
(some who were just potential investigators as of last week and some
brand new people) and had 72 contacts. We also gave out 8 copies of
the Book of Mormon, which is a lot for this area! The average per week
the months before Elder S and I got here was like 3.

There's a lot of work to do here and we hope some of these people open
their hearts a little more. The spirit is the one who converts us,
missionaries don't do any of that. We just create an environment for
people to feel the spirit and based on how they're prompted, they then
make a choice. That choice can be to follow what they come to know is
true or they can reject the still small voice. If we go into something
determined to dismiss it, we won't grow and change. But if we go in
with an open mind and an open heart, we can allow the spirit to move
us to a better standard of living and we will accept more of God's

This week's challenge is to invite the missionaries to your home. You
can do this by signing up to feed them, asking them to come over
sometime, or referring yourself on Mormon.org. You don't have to have
them in your home this week, but this week please take the opportunity
to invite them. If you invite them this week and they come next month,
that's still great. So please invite those tired rejected youngsters
like me over! :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

-Elder Moon