Sunday, March 29, 2015

Contacting and Teaching in the Liberty Area

Letter #82
March 23, 2015
Area: Liberty
Companion: Syrie (English speaking area)

This week went pretty well for us, we were able to contact effectively and many times the contact turned into teaching. We struggled with getting scheduled lessons that actually ended up working at the time we set them up, making it difficult to get members out this week. We were able to see many miracles happen during the week, we were able to finally get in with our investigator, Lynn B, because he has been working a ton, but had a day that he took off this week. Lynn is sincerely looking for an answer of truth to the things that he is being taught.   He is willing to put forth the effort to follow the Word of Wisdom.  He is a good man and already avoids any problems with the Law of Chastity, and he has supposedly already paid tithing or given a donation to the church. He is good friends with Bishop Devereaux, so if he has any questions, he asks us or bishop. Other than Lynn, we were able to visit Margaret and help her move.  She accepted the invitation to be baptized on the 11th of April, but we haven't been able to get in with her to confirm her commitment for that date. We visited with Danny, another one of our investigators, who sincerely desires to follow God's will. He has questions that nobody else wants to ask.  He knew basically the whole Plan of Salvation from studying the Bible, and he really desires to ask God about baptism by proper authority.  He has been baptized at four different times in his life, but he still has felt like something was missing, and he thinks it is possible that the missing piece is the authority (which is true).

Elder Syrie and I have been getting along well, we opened up about some things that have been bugging us and we are making goals to improve in those aspects. Overall, I love serving with Elder Syrie, he has a lot of faith, we are just really trying to focus on truly acting upon that faith that we have because sometimes our laziness catches up to us.

I think I might have mentioned this before, but I feel a theme that has been more prominent in the people we talk with, either they are really interested and sincere, or they are completely closed to the teachings we bring.

I love you guys,
Elder Stanley Scott Dye
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