Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Selwin Prays for Doors to Open

Last week was tough because we didn't find anybody to teach or to share this amazing message with. I guess it all comes down to how you rate success. Even though we didn't teach anyone I can see the Lord's hand at work because this week we had a lot more doors opened to us and even though they said they weren't interested it was still really good … better than the door staying closed any day.

In our companionship study one morning we were talking about the sons of Mosiah and how they decided to teach the gospel to their brethren, the Lamanites.  They prayed for faith and strength and trusted in the Lord their God.  It reminds me how, even though things might not be going our way right now, we have to trust in the Lord and have faith he will open doors for us so we, his servants, can do his work.

President Benn told me this story:  "Do you know man was made perfect by God, but man corrupted himself. There are lots of stories about great inventions. In one story, a man made a needle and put a hole in the end and called it a sewing needle and said it was great. But to his surprise another man took the same needle and drilled a hole through it and called it an injection needle. I marvel at the technology of today. There are numbers of ways available to teach the Gospel but nothing is better than the way the Lord did it so many years ago. So the Lord knows which way is effective. Right now, maybe knocking on doors is the best way.  So, like the hymn goes … 'Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel' and be the best missionary today!"

No picture this week!

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