Monday, September 19, 2016
|Wearing my birthday tie my mom sent:)|
I don't really want to type out a big long play-by-play this week, mostly because it was basically the same thing every day. But we did teach our investigators and really get down to the nitty gritty of conversion. We are working to resolve James' concerns, and as well as working with Isobel to continue strengthening her testimony so she will be ready to be baptized!
So that was the awesome parts of this week! We had a few run-in's with some really ‘anti’ people on the street and it was quite annoying. It was stupid really. But people will be people. The work will continue! The week ended with my birthday, (thanks to everybody who wished me a happy birthday!) So this week was really good! But I would like to share something from my study this week!
It is from Alma 34:8-17
8 And now, behold, I will testify unto you of myself that these things are true. Behold, I say unto you, that I do know that Christ shall come among the children of men, to take upon him the transgressions of his people, and that he shall atone for the sins of the world; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
17 Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you;
These verses really describe to us the necessity of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through no other person or name can we get to the Celestial Kingdom of God and live for eternity with our families. It is the most important event to transpire in the history of ever. For the inhabitants of the universe, the Atonement stands as the "Great and Last Sacrifice" and Christ stands with open arms to receive all those that repent and come unto Him.
In Him we will find Light, Life, and Truth. In Him we will find Salvation and Exaltation. In Him we shall inherit all that the Father has and have Eternal Life and Happiness.
I love you all! I thank you for your support! I love my mission and I love the Lord! Sorry for the lacking content of the letter! I will do better next week! Talk to you all soon!!!
-Til the Work is Done
Sunday, September 18, 2016
So, this week was pretty good. We had Zone Conference and some lessons, it was a bit slower as pertaining to the normal pace of the work here, but still progressing in many ways. So, I will just get right to it.
MONDAY - We had P-Day! It was really great! We first went up to Ballycastle, and then we did the coastal drive back to Coleraine! It was really a sight to see! There is some beautiful coast here in Northern Ireland! So we did the drive, and then we went back to town to teach Franky, and he had to cancel since his friend was in the hospital. But after that we went to FHE and had a pretty great time. FHE is like, one of the best ways to spend a Monday night.
TUESDAY - We had exchanges, and the Derry Elders came to Coleraine to do some work. I spent the day with Elder Scholz. He is pretty cool. We had a great time! We taught some on the spot lessons and we got some new investigators. We had a pretty solid day, and taught Isobel as well. That was a pretty good lesson. We talked about the talk from President Uchtdorf called, "Receiving a Testimony of Light and Truth" It was pretty good.
WEDNESDAY - We had Zone Conference. Which was really good. We talked about having urgency in the work and making sure that we are utilizing every single moment! It was really good. The Belfast Zone is killing it right now, and so now we are focusing on moving to the next level! So that was a really good conference! And some other bad news... WE LOST THE CAR! (Actually really funny story on losing the car).
So, while I was with the Portadown missionary over moves week while we were waiting for our companions. So on our phones there is a fake call setting, and you can record a voice to talk to you on the fake call. So, a while ago, someone recorded a fake call saying that the car goes to Coleraine. So The Portadown Elder accidentally activated the fake call and had a perfect conversation with the recording and turned the car over to us. Well then, two weeks later, he accidentally fake calls himself again, and hears the same message. So they called us and said they got the car back. Turns out we were never supposed to have it in the first place. Haha! It was great while it lasted though. So we took the train back with the Derry Elders and called it a day.
THURSDAY - Nothing much to report on Thursday. We went finding all day and then taught a really good Book of Mormon class that evening.
FRIDAY - We went finding again all day, and met up with Isobel. We had a good lesson there, so that was great! And then later in the day we went and visited John Donaghy. He returned from his trip to Scotland, so we went over to see how he is doing. It felt like old times being back in John's house. It was really great! After that, we went over to a ward activity. It was pretty fun. Then we headed home for the night.
SATURDAY - We spent another day finding. It was pretty great!
SUNDAY - We had a really uplifting sacrament meeting. I really enjoyed it! I was one of the speakers, but I really enjoyed those who spoke other than me. After church, we did some finding and then we taught James. That was an interesting lesson. He found this weird anti video and he showed us and we addressed some of the things that it talks about in there. So we had an okay lesson. The good thing about James is that he believes us over the Internet. So that was good. Then we went over to Katrina's and had a lesson there, which was good. We taught her the Plan of Salvation, and she really enjoyed it. Then we headed home for the night!
Well, another week down! It was actually a good week now that I look back on it!
Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World, and by no other name can we be saved! For Strait is the Gate and Narrow the way that leads to eternal life! Love you all!
-- Till the Work is Done
- Elder Mickelsen