Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016

Friends and Family,

This week was good, and I think I say that a lot. But that's ok because it's better than repeatedly saying "this week was terrible."
So I'm not complaining!

We had Tommy come to the Sacred Grove (some of you may remember Tommy, he was from Victor a few months ago who came to church and left because he didn't expect it to be the way it was). He's come to church the last two weeks in Pittsford now and he believes the first vision happened based on a spiritual confirmation. We asked why he believes it happened and he said something along the lines of "I just feel it's right" which is the spirit! By the way, for those who aren't as familiar, the first vision is when Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I testify that it happened and no power on earth could convince me otherwise. If you have doubts (member of the church or not) I invite you to pray about it, and if you want to take a road trip to Palmyra NY to see where it happened, the Sacred Grove is always there! :)

Linda and her daughter Amy are also on our list of people to visit.
Linda has been investigating the church for months and for the first time she stayed for the 2nd hour of church (she usually leaves after the first hour, sacrament meeting). Amy started looking into the church last week and seems pretty interested in it! She'll be starting her senior year this year and wants to find her place in religion.

As for a challenge, I'm not exactly sure what to use. The scripture "when thou art converted, strengthen thy bretheren" from Luke 22:32 keeps coming to mind. This is what Jesus tells His chief apostle Peter toward the end of His mortal ministry. So for the next few weeks the challenges will be related to this. I invite each of us to become more converted during these linked challenges beginning with scriptures.

Alma 31:5 tells us that the most influential thing in the world is studying God's word. So I invite each of us to commit to do that every day until the next challenge rolls around! Ideally, we keep doing it from this week on each day of our lives, but if that's too much for now, at least do it for 7 days. You can commit to anything for 7 days!

Love you all!

-Elder Moon

My Zone!