Thursday, July 12, 2012

Talking to People on the Tubes

Dear Family,

Question #1: What nationality are most of the people that you're teaching now?

We're actually teaching a few people from the Carribean now.

Question #1: Are you seeing any preparations for the Olympics?

Actually, the Olympics haven't really made any impact where we are so far. We are not too far away from the main place (30-45 minutes on the bus) but I think we are just far enough away that it won't affect our area much.

Question #3: Are you missionaries going to be giving service or anything to help with the Olympics?

There is nothing specific yet. It seems like the Mission President will leave it to the Zone and the missionaries to decide what we will do. I assume we may have members invite investigators over to watch with them and think of other things to do.

President Jordan is a mix of Dad and Joey as far as his face goes. He has similar facial features of you both. The hair color of Joey, with the skin of Dad, etc.

I really liked the lesson in Priesthoood about President Smith as well. He moved down along the train sharing the Gospel. I have had a chance to talk to a few people on the tubes. Elder Montgomery is a pro, I need to overcome my fear.

We had the chance to have President Jordan come and teach a lesson with us last Saturday after a Leadership Meeting. President is very inspiring. On the way to our area he was talking to people on the tubes, helping us do some street contacting, and then was very powerful in the teaching process. He would direct the teaching seemingly perfectly. It reminded me of what the Holy Ghost must be like to those that have amazing faith.

It may not be easy to be a warrior but it sure is fulfilling.

We are teaching a man called Solomon from Nigeria. He has truly been prepared by Heavenly Father to hear the message of the Restored Gospel. Early in his life he was Muslim, then all of his siblings converted to Christianity, but he and his mom did not. He said that he was his mother's favorite, and when he decided to change, she did with him. He now has a baptism date for the 18th of August. This will be a great example to his family.

This week during a lesson I received a new insight: Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac, this was in similitude of the sacrifice Heavenly Father would make of His Only Begotten Son. I explained to the investigator that often God will give us a foretaste of major future events and that the vision Stephen had just before he was stoned was a foretaste of the First Vision.

My prayer of protection was successful this week. Nothing scary happened other than talking to people on the tube.

President Jordan is great at inspiring us as missinaries. He has made a big focus on building faith and expecting miracles. My scripture of the week is Joshua 3:5, And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.

Have a great week, I will.

Elder Larsen

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