Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We Were Able To Be A Part Of Lots of Miracles


Its good to hear from you! It sounds like the last part of Christmas break went just as good as the first part! Thats awesome. This week was for sure a cool one for us. Well i guess first off, i dont know if i ever told you about T--. He was a referral from the sisters and he said that he would like to be baptized. He is super smart and i guess loves to read. When we visited him the second time we got talking and he read the Book of Mormon in 3 days! Now he is going back through and reading parts again. He is super awesome. The thing with him is he is very logical. He prays but says that he only likes to thank God for things, not to really ask him things. So a big part of the lesson was to help him understand who God really is to him. That he is he father and he loves him. That one things he wants from us is to come to him and even ask. We taught more about all of that and in the end he realized how important it is to ask for confirmation. We committed him to asking specifically if The Book of Mormon is true and if Joseph Smith really was called as a prophet. He is super awesome and we are really excited to keep teaching him. He Works part time for the Police station in Pasco and was working Saturday night and Sunday so he wasnt able to come to church. but he said he would like to. 

It was kinda a hard week to find a lot of people home. But we were able to see some miracles. There was one night where we didnt know where we should go. It was like 8. We pulled over and prayed and asked where we needed to go. We felt to go visit someone that lives out of town a little bit. He wasnt there so we walked around looking for people to talk to and houses to knock that still had lights on. We didnt really find anyone. We walked the whole neighborhood without much luck. When we were on our way back to the car there was this guy on the side of his house smoking. So we walked over there and talked to him. He actually wants to learn. He grew up with a lot of kids that went on missions and when he was in Jail he read in the Book of Mormon and asked us if he could have another one. We are going back to find him Friday with one of his buddies that he grew up with. 

Another night at about the same time, like 8:30, we were walking, things fell through and we decided to do the same things to find people to teach. The first door we knocked the guy opened up and told us to come in because its cold outside. It was really weird, it was hard to tell because he seemed to just fall in love with the idea of The Book of Mormon and really wants to read it. We taught him and his wife a little and a little after had to go. We walked out and just looked at each other and had no idea what just happened! it was awesome! We will be going by them this week also!  

One more! We had some time before dinner and we were walking around in the cold and we decided to go by this guy that said he was going to get baptized last time he talked to the missionaries but then he got to busy. So we were excited to find them again. They also told us it was too cold to have us walking around outside so they let us in. They ended up being really cool! They have been taking about starting to go to church but didnt really know what one to go to. They said they would read the Restoration pamphlet and R--, the one that was going to be baptized asked if we had another Book of Mormon so he could start reading it. She also said that she wants to read it too!! They also said they would come to church!  It was a great week! we were able to be a part of lots of miracles. Some little some big. It was awesome. 

That is kinda what happened this week i guess. A little different than your week, but both were good! We did get 5ish inches of snow here. They dont have many snow plows on the roads so we only went down one backwards. We started up and i was able to hit some dry parts here and there and the manholes and right at the top we just stopped and the tires spun. But we went backward a little and got the car facing the right direction and slid down the hill a little more. We stopped and decided it would be a good place to knock some doors. Then we talked to a super anti guy. But it all ended up working good. so we did a little bit of sledding also this week. i am jealous you all went skiing though! i saw jaxsen and almost thought it was me! almost same coat, the same skis and same boots. It was weird. For New years eve we got to celebrate by coming in early and planning!! yay! it was not to fun. but we finished fast and had some time to relax. So it was fun. I hope you all have a great week! happy new year! Good luck with all the fun things planned for this week! i love you all!

Elder Mortensen

When we have cool miracles we send them to the Zone Leaders and they send them to the Zone so everyone can continue to see the miracles that really are happening and gain more faith from it. So we decided we were going to have a little fun with it. So we came up with this and sent it to them. They got a kick out of it. 

Miracle From Heaven!

It was 8:30pm on a nice cold night,
The wind was blowing there's not even a light.
We started a prayin'
and one began sayin'
Please lead us to the elect,
Who will be the next suspect.
Then we found C--
He was in jail for a tad.
He read in the book, 
And now he will look,
Into the restoration,
And will find his salvation.

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