Monday, November 23, 2015

Selwin Keeps On Keeping On

Selwin finds unknown animal tracks.
Well, it dropped down into the 20's today but right now we are averaging mid 40's. Still not my kind of weather, but the work of the Lord must go on regardless of how cold I think it is and what the weather should actually be like.

The week has been an interesting one.  We decided this was week two of "Are you really interested or not?”  We went about this grand task and sadly we did find out a lot of individuals were not interested but there was one gentleman by the name of Eddie who was really grateful we kept coming.  He said, "Thanks for not giving up on me, guys."

Oh yeah, that made my day so hopefully he keeps moving forward.  We didn't find too many people this week but from what we have been hearing we are in the right place. It seems like missionaries have not been seen in the area for some time so it's always good when the friendly neighborhood Mormon missionaries come knocking.

We were tracting down one street and saw some children playing outside but upon them seeing us they disappeared.  When we knocked on their door there was no response so onward we went and we heard children playing again. On our way back down the street they disappeared again until we had passed their house and then out again when they saw we were going to another street.  Yeah, some people are really strange.

Then one of our investigators surprised us by saying she was going to come to church, which was awesome coming from her.  Her decision came after reading 2 Nephi 31 and then reading in the Book of Mark and realizing these people were teaching the same gospel as we are teaching.   Hopefully, she continues to move forward, as well.

During my studies this week I came across a familiar story found in Alma 56:46-48 about the sons of Helaman:

Misspelled? Shouldn't it be Moroni?
46 For as I had ever called them my sons (for they were all of them very young) even so they said unto me: Father, behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth; we would not slay our brethren if they would let us alone; therefore let us go, lest they should overpower the army of Antipus.

47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.

48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it."

How grateful I am for mothers who are always there helping us and teaching us those things which are important, especially the gospel. Yep, behind every great individual there is a greater mom. Don't worry dads … you are loved too. The gospel can and will change our lives if only we would let it!

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