Favorite Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants: 35

13 Wherefore, I call upon the aweak things of the world, those who are bunlearned and despised, to thresh the cnations by the power of my dSpirit;

14 And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their ashield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their benemies shall be under their feet; and I will let cfall the dsword in their behalf, and by the efire of mine indignation will I preserve them.

15 And the apoor and the bmeek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be clooking forth for the time of my coming, for it is dnigh at hand—

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Finally, a Good Week!

Hey Family, Friends, and Followers!
Hey, I finally have some questions to answer. Parker, just be smart, in other words, PS4, I'm sure you can wait, it will be higher quality, you will still have 3 or 4 years with it... just wait. If you don't wait you will ask yourself, "Why the heck didn't I wait? I could've had this cool, new PlayStation.." Yes, I remembered it was Father's Day, it's way bigger here than there. Everyone was celebrating so it was a little harder for us to have lessons.  On that note, immediately after I wrote the last time, I realized I didn't say Happy Father's Day dad! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER AND VIEJA! Mom, you're like 50 now right? And about the branch president, he is the only active one in his family, so he doesn't have a ton of support there, and also, the church leaders could always use prayers right? My suggestion about writing the talk is the advice my teacher in the MTC gave me... "I could give you the answer, but I don't want to rob you of the experience of learning for yourself, you learn more when you search for yourself." So there mom, that's my suggestion. And sounds like all of you are doing good... so just keep doing that.
Ok, right now we have the goal to teach at least 30 lessons every week. So we tried to do that, but what happened is that we basically had 2 P-days. Last Monday we had a normal P-day, so we didn't teach that much, and then on Tuesday, we were told that Wednesday would be our P-day because we were going to the temple. So with that, today we don't have P-day =( But like I said, we were trying to get 30, but we only got 25, but we almost did it! Also, we were working quite a bit more with the members to get references, and we've already gotten 5 references, and we've also come upon quite a few new people. So things are starting to pick up again, and for that, I think I'm going to have changes next week, just as everything is picking up again. Anyways, also like I said, we were able to go to the temple again, and there wasn't room for us to do a session, so we did baptisms. I did everything, checked off names, confirmations, witness, baptize, be baptized... yeah, everything, it was pretty cool. And when we finished, we were told that there was room in the next session, so we hurried and changed, and went to the session. And I didn't use the translation, I went straight up in spanish. Yeah, I'm pretty legit. The only problem was when you sometimes need help to say things... the guy helping me was awful, he mumbled and had a heavy accent, it was really hard... but all is well. Also, the pastor was with Ascencion and Juana again, and we were with a young man who gave in to the pressure to argue with the pastor *face palm* and the pastor made 7 comments about things that "aren't in the bible" such as: supposedly we aren't all children of God, Jesús wasn't a prophet, priesthood doesn't exist, etc. The following morning, in one hour, I, an 18 year old, found the scriptures for all those things that the pastor said, and I can prove him wrong. Yeah, I'm pretty awesome.
Cool experience for the this week. I have mentioned that we have talked with some drunks. Well one of them is named Melquisedec, I think I've said that. Well he gave us his phone number, but when we called, someone different answered, so we figured that he had given us a false number. Well, we were teaching Milton and Blanca when the same man walked in the house! We asked, "who's he?" and Blanca said, "Oh, he's my brother!" WHAAAAATTT!!! So it turned out that somebody had stolen his phone or something, so he gave us his new number and we'll be having lessons with him soon. Pretty cool right?
Also, one random thing, I can totally impersonate an evangelical pastor... I practiced in our house, my comp said I did pretty good, I'll have to take a video.
Other than that, I learned a couple easy magic tricks with cards, so hopefully I can do the tricks right. And yeah, this week went quite a bit better, we had lessons, found people, got references, can prove a pastor wrong, yeah, just overall better. It just goes to show that Ether 12:6 is for real.
So yeah, love you all, thanks for your support, keep the faith, be good. Amen.
Elder Black

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