We did some street contacting this week, had some lessons with some of our investigators, and did some service. About the same as most weeks. One of our investigators has been a little confrontational in the past, this week he said he was just going to listen to what we had to say. As we were teaching I felt impressed to share the First Vision with him again. It was really weird to teach it so out of order, but the spirit was the strongest it has ever been while sharing a lesson with him.
We also had interviews this week with the Mission President. He is a great president. I have grown to love him a lot. During interviews we talked about how the gospel is centered on agency. Whenever we teach, the people have the choice of accepting it or not. We try to teach with the spirit. 2 Nephi 33:1 “For when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.” When we teach by the spirit it only goes unto the heart, because they still have to accept it or not. It’s their agency. God cannot give us agency and then when we are about the make a wrong choice take that agency away. It doesn’t work like that. We have the ability to make choices, we do not however have the ability to choose the consequences of our actions.
For service this week, we were in the middle of no where. Well the guy lives in a town of about 47 houses, not like back home- where the middle of no where is when the nearest neighbor is a mile away. Anyway this guy had a big front and back lawn and flowers beds that needed weeded. I am becoming a professional gardener with all of this service. I wasn’t made to be an office junky. We also worked in a member's vegetable garden. The other Elders went with us and we picked peas and dug some potatoes. We will be eating a lot of potatoes, sharing some with the sister missionaries. So good to get into the dirt again! Love doing service!
Things are going alright in England. Thanks for all the support! Love, Elder Stevenson