England London Mission

England London Mission

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pretty normal week this week

We did a lot of street finding and had some lessons.  One of our appointments with a guy ended up being a fake address. But I felt that we should stay in the area and knock a few doors around. So we did and there was a man that was like ya come on back.  Kinda crazy, one of the first ones that was so like ya sure.  

One lady misunderstood tithing- she thought it was a requirement to pay to be a member of the church.  We were just doing a door stop and explained that it was a commandment, but no one was required to pay to be a member of the church.  She agreed to let us come back and visit more about it.  So we stopped back by and she was like don’t come knock again or else I will call the police. We have no idea what is going on with her- so we will see what happens.   

We asked one guy why he hadn’t read the Book of Mormon and he was like I am busy.  So we asked what can we do to help you read and he was like- well there is one thing you can do, make the day 26 hours long!  Good sense of humor- love it!  

Able to share the Plan of Salvation with a person who was having a tough time dealing with some loved ones passing away.  We have a couple who are progressing in their testimonies and making steps towards baptism. 

We also had a workshop for the youth in the area.  They were having a youth camp and asked the missionaries to do a few workshops that morning. The sisters taught about repentance and we taught about hard work.  It was a pretty good day.  We talked about how with hard work we will be able to accomplish things, that if we work hard, things will be better for us.  Then shared a video about a man that talks about how in order to be successful, we need to fight through the hard times, the pain and sacrifice things.  Then we linked it into the gospel of Jesus Christ, and how it is a progression gospel. There is no such thing as standing still in the gospel. It’s an escalator, if you don’t walk forward, you will go down. That we need to work hard in order to progress in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Then we shared some personal experiences. 

For service this week, we were able to help paint a house.  Love service!

Quote for the week-  Orson Pratt, “The children of Zion love in proportion to the heavenly knowledge which they have received; for love keeps pace with knowledge, and as the one increases so does the other; and when knowledge is perfected, love will be perfected also.”  That in order to have more love, we should study the scriptures more.  I thought that was a pretty good quote.

Thanks for everything- Love, Elder Stevenson

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