|Original mission home in Shreveport|
We had a good teaching week, too, as we focused on helping those we are teaching to progress and to help them to know of our purpose in meeting with them. It was tough but it had to be done and it went well. We met quite a few individuals this week and got a few return appointments. We met with one young lady yesterday while tracting who shed a few tears as we shared with her how much God really loves her. We knew the Holy Spirit had borne witness to her that what we were saying was true.
So we set up a return appointment with her for next Sunday only to get a text from her about 30 minutes later saying that she couldn't meet with us anymore, which we knew was probably brought on by someone else. I know in a future time when she is presented with the opportunity to hear the gospel again, and when she will be able to make her own decision, she will accept it. We were definitely meant to find her yesterday. It's always amazing how many people are turned away from the gospel by others but it's even more amazing when those individuals accept the gospel when presented with the opportunity again because they remember the experiences they had.
The Lord's work will go forward no matter what and He will continue to bring His children to a knowledge of His gospel and of all the truths it contains and we will be His instruments in doing so. He has blessed us with leaders who will guide us in helping Him fulfill His will for all mankind so we must continually give heed to their teachings.
Elder M. Russell Ballard said: "Today I make you a promise. It’s a simple one, but it is true. If you will listen to the living prophet and the apostles and heed our counsel, you will not go astray".
The Lord has called a prophet and apostles in our day and has qualified them to help us follow His counsel. Let us strive with all our might to follow the counsels given for what joy it brings only one who follows it can explain.