Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Patience and Miracles

Hey everyone!

This week was really great. It has been really interesting actually. During my time here I have been trying really hard to get things going, and we see lots of miracles every week. But we have never really been able to get some real momentum going. For a long time that was really hard on me and I was a bit frustrated that nobody wanted to listen to us. But I have noticed in the last few weeks, and this last week especially, that it was necessary for me to go through all of that so that I could learn to just be content with what I have. It has made me a lot happier and I am really content and pleased with my work so far. In romans 5:3-6 it says that "tribulation worketh patience." That is one of the big lessons that I have learned here. 

We had some great things happen this week. We met a man on the street on Saturday named W----, and we invited him to come to church the next day. He didn't end up coming and we were a bit disappointed but as we were leaving the church building we saw him walking with his friend at the end of our alley. Apparently he was in some catholic church asking for the mormons. We showed him our church and set up an appointment for that same evening. When the time came around we were in the church showing one of our members how to use the church's website but W-----

didn't show up. We went to the window to look for him and he had stood in the rain for fifteen minutes trying to open the door (it is broken). Our lesson was amazing. He was born in Dubai and he spent 48 days walking to get here. He was born muslim but he doesn't really have any connection with Islam. He kept saying that he just wants to start over his life and be a new person. We shared Ether 12:4 with him were it says "whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world." When he read that (in arabic) he started to choke up a bit and I know he felt the spirit. Without us asking he said he would start reading 3 or 4 pages a day, and he wants to meet several times a week. He also said the prayer at the end! We will meet again on tuesday evening.

Transfer calls are on saturday so who knows what could happen! I hope that you all have a great week! We sure have a good one ahead of us! 

That was an awesome video of you two mom and dad! If I do it can I go to bear lake too? Love you all!

Elder Eldredge

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