It is so strange, but my companion is going home in a week. Crazy. It has been so much fun serving with her. We have had some crazy ups and downs, but it has helped us grow so much.
This week the church building was almost closed due to something about there being a crack in the ceiling. There was a huge deal about it with caution tape and everything. We were thinking about setting up a huge tent in the park and having our meeting there, but the church magically became safe on Saturday, so no church in the park experience.
This week was incredible; we were able to have so many members come out with us to visit our less-actives. One experience included a member taking the lead in inviting the less-active to church. It was such an amazing experience and the members have such strong testimonies.
We were doing some tracting this week and I was a bit nervous as usual. But the Spirit was ready for me to speak, so when the door opened, I (somehow) boldly proclaimed, "Jesus Christ’s church has been restored to the earth today. What do you think of that?" That started a good 30- minute conversation with the man and concluded with him wanting to see what our church was like. Conclusion: the spirit will give you the power and the words if you desire to share with others, but you must first open your mouth and exercise faith.
“If we desire more faith, we must be more obedient. When we teach our children by example or precept to be casual or situational in obeying God’s commandments, we prevent them from receiving this vital spiritual gift. Faith requires an attitude of exact obedience, even in the small, simple things.” Elder Kevin Pearson