What a week we had this week. We baptized a boy named Toni and that was a miracle in and of itself. He has been going to church forever but had not had a response. We had a special fast for just him that he could receive a confirmation that all this is true. And he did!! It was a miracle. But the coolest thing that we did this week and something that I will never forget is that we had the opportunity to listen to Elder Rasband speak to us and the south mission. It was incredible, the spirit that I felt. Growing up in Utah I’ve seen apostles and prophets on occasion but this time was incredibly different. This man glowed… like his skin was like glowing in the dark. But really he had a message prepared for us but told us that he felt a strong prompting not to share his message and just answer questions. It was amazing. I didn’t get the chance to ask him a question but I did learn something super important. God never gives investigators no for an answer. He may give them not yet or a yes but never no. If they say they received a no its not an answer its a doubt. Also he said that to strengthen a testimony he recommends reading about the life of Christ everyday. That is super cool too. I could go on and on about his talk but I don’t have time haha next week I will share some more. I’m doing real grand and super happy to be here.
Spiritual Thought –
I love the scripture in D&C 50:22 “Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and rejoice together” When we share with investigators we learn as well as the investigators. When we teach, if we aren’t learning neither are the investigators. Both sides need to learn and profit from every visit. This can apply to regular non-missionaries too. When we are teaching a lesson in church or giving a talk put a new spin on things so that you can learn as well.
Love you all
Love Elder Peacock
|Elder Peacock, Toni, Tony and Elder Lares|
|Elder Peacock and Elder Lares|