Last week we had a great lesson with Judy! Judy has been taught for about a year now but for the last 6 months has been in the process of moving. Since she was moving she became so busy she needed to just focus on that. She is all moved in now and wants to be baptized! Baptism is making a covenant or promise with God. She wants to prepare to go to the temple ! The temple is where we go to learn more about God and do ordinances, such as baptism, for those who did not have the opportunity in this life to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ. This is where doing our family history, who our ancestors are, comes in finding their names and if they were married etc.
Time is short! Use it wisely. Faith is powerful! I learned that all we really have to "fear is fear itself" (As a famous president once said). Heavenly father doesn't want us to fear. When thoughts come that we feel fear ask God for help, say a prayer :)
As we went out to work this week. It was so cool! We were going by someone whom missionaries had talked to before. We pulled into the parking lot of the apartment complex right next to a car where a young man was sitting in with his window down. A fun thought came to mind to talk to him so we did. His name was "Skraggy" we were able to share about the restoration and how Heavenly Fathers wants to talk to us still today :) through prophets and prayer . Then got to share a copy of the Book of Mormon! Then just before we were going to leave he gets a call from his friend and finds out he has been in the wrong parking lot for 45 minutes. He lives out of our area but hopefully he will be able to read the Book of Mormon!
We walked away and headed around the corner but found we could't get into the complex. We decided to head back to the car and ran into 2 girls. Probably in their 20's one of them had a 1 year old kid running around :) We talked with them. They had talked with missionaries before and the one that lived at that complex as we asked if there was a time we could come back asked if there was a church she could go to in the area! She invited herself :)
It was a good week to talk to people. Love you all! Heavenly Father wants to talk to you and loves you soooo much !
Reading the scriptures is the way God can talk back to us, They are his words! :)
Elder Van Kammen!