- Companion: Elder Heath
- Area: Kingwood 2nd
Daylight savings time has kicked our butt! It’s was bad! This morning we snoozed the alarm and woke up at 8, because normally it would be 7, so our bodies woke up at “7” let’s just get rid of the spring forward all together!
It has been slow again, but good no the less. It just gets annoying biking everywhere and still having no one that wants to talk to you! We just haven’t had a lot of teaching opportunities, biking everywhere is fine when you can break it up by teaching people. We did get to teach 2 lessons on Saturday. The one a guy tried to convert us and when we showed up he had a rosary and prayer cards and scripture cards and a “My Catholic Handbook” set out to give us. And he also had with him a book a book that had a subtitle of “How to respond to Mormon’s and Jehovah Witness’ ” it was great! I like teaching people who are willing to listen. He was willing to listen, but wasn’t willing to believe or act on anything we taught him. We actually knocked in to him during our Hour of Power we have every Thursday and taught him and then brought a member back with us and he had stuff for the member too. But teaching people so aren’t willing to change, as he said himself, is annoying. But still good chances to learn and grow from them. The times like that are actually quite enjoyable when you don’t get into a bible bash. Because you get to learn about others religions and what makes them tick. And it’s cool to learn and understand. The only annoying part is they don’t want to learn or I should say understand or act on what you have to say. If you get into a bash no one wins. You may think you do but reality no one does. The spirit is not present! And if you don’t know the Bible that well, people can really make you feel like crap. I was with someone once that as we were biking down the street he pointed to random houses and said, we had a bash there, and there, and there, and so on. Not the best thing to do. I personally will avoid a bash as much as possible. We get people who try to do it with us, and all we will do is testify of truth and tell them we hope they have a good day, because bashing will drive the spirit away.
My favorite part of missionary work is teaching and testifying! The only problem is we have to have someone to teach! And when you don’t, it sucks! Because you don’t know what to do other than bike all over the place! But this week that will be different! We have just started a few days ago a new method of finding people! And so far it’s working! What we do is we go to an active member’s home and we teach them! We teach them the missionary lessons just like they were an investigator. And when the spirits there we ask for referrals so that the spirit will bring the names of their friends that need the message! As President Nelson told us we need to EARN our referrals not beg for them! We need to go into member’s houses and lift them with the spirit and touch their lives and in return receive names of those they want to be touched in the same way. This helps us find people to teach and we actually get to teach lessons! And the spirit is so strong while we are there!!
I know God loves each of us. He gave his son to die for us! And through Christ’s sacrifice we can overcome all challenges that come our way!! The Book of Mormon is true. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet of Christ Church on earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Gods kingdom here on earth. In the name of Jesus Christ amen.
Elder Brian Hobbs