And we have entered into their houses and taught them, and we have taught them in their streets; yea, and we have taught them upon their hills; and we have also entered into their temples and their synagogues and taught them; and we have been cast out, and mocked, and spit upon, and smote upon our cheeks; and we have been stoned, and taken and bound with strong cords, and cast into prison; and through the power and wisdom of God we have been delivered again.Hey everyone!!What a crazy week it has been!!The lord has been blessing us loads!! it has been super cool :)So one thing this week..I left my camera cord home.. so i'll have to send all the photos next week.But....... Jodie got baptised this week!! whoooohoooo!!She is such an amazing woman. From the first time she prayed she felt the spirit.. she said that she felt like she was at home and felt peace.. its so cool how some people are just so ready for the gospel.The service went good as well. Everything went as planned which was so lucky and we had some food afterward :) Elder Magda made some little pizzas and I made two cakes. I destroyed the cakes haha I didn't put oil in the pan and just threw them in so it was like half a cake... rookie mistake. but at least I wont forget again right? hahaI love those services though. it is a great time to remember your baptism and the things you promised.Other than that we had a great week of teaching people. Its been so cool lately I feel like all we do is teach. most of the investigators we have right now are down to meet up a few times a week. so we are just trying to balance that and finding. I have found that short bursts of finding is way more effective. but I have really grown to love finding so im cool with it however long we have to do it.We had a family come to church this week as well. charity and Sergio are the parents and they have three kids. I think they really enjoyed it! having people who teach the kids is really great because the parents can just chill and listen in the classes.I have really been trying to improve what I learn in church lately. and mom you always used to ttell me to come to church with a question. becaseu if you are looking for something you will find something or listen for something specific. so I have been inviting everyone to do that and I have been doing it myself.Feeling the spirit is so dang good!! we had a time the other day when Elder Magda and I were teaching different people in the same park. We were teaching a man named akin and these kids that were biking started to yell at us.. I thought they were just taking the mic but it turns out that they actually wanted to learn stuff so I went to teach them and after about twenty min or so I finished and came back... I walked into Elder Magdas lesson and I got hit with a wave of the spirit! it was crazy! he had just been testifying and it hit my like a wall it was so cool to feel.The cool part about all of this is. is everyone is able to feel the spirit. anyone can pray:Dear Heavenly Father.whatever you want to say.questions, things that you are grateful for. there is loads of stuff.in the name of Jesus Christ amen.That is how God tells us to pray.by doing that we can communicate with God!there is loads of ways that God can answer prayers...what is one that you have seen in your life?I get answers a lot from the scriptures.there was one time about a year ago that elder higham and I were serving in Lincoln. we had a pretty rough day! we had been rejected loads and had been rained on... it was tough!!so I came home and was looking for a bit of upliftment. so I opened the Book of Mormon and did a random flick and pick.I read alma 26:29-31
And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some.
Now behold, we can look forth and see the fruits of our labors; and are they few? I say unto you, Nay, they are many; yea, and we can witness of their sincerity, because of their love towards their brethren and also towards us.
so that helped me reflect on some things... first off I hadn't been spit on or slaped... I wasn't thrown in prison... so I was being a bit of a sissy.but in the last verses he says look at what we have done? we have had some tough times but look at our labors. our brothers love us and they love each other.so at the moment it helped me switch my attitude to like ah man this is tough to we are being blessed with the people we have.if we are grateful it makes everything better.I know that God will answer our prayers. it has to be something that we actually need. I would love to drive a lambo but I don't think its something you really need haha there is so many examples of that. focouse on need not want! its hard to find the difference sometimes when we are down here but if we are humble the lord will give us what we needyou need to be willing to act on the answer you get. like asking for direction. wither it be should I get baptised or what school should I go to. if you feel guided somewhere don't fight it. just do it.always believe in Christ...if we put our faith in Christ we can do all things!!I know that is true. this is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.Christ is at the head of it and Thomas S Monson is at the head of it.this Church is true!!I know it!!well I have two weeks left.. woooo!!! haha its going to be a good week :)talk to you guys soon!!love you!Elder Wiser :)