|The picture is of my zone at the temple, admittedly not the best picture|
of us all but it is the only one that I have.
September 23, 2014
So This email is late...yes, but it is because we had to switch the p-days for our whole zone because we went to the temple this morning.
Nothing too crazy when it comes to our current investigators. There was one very weird incident with a lady in our ward. So we get a voice mail out of nowhere, turns out it is this lady's daughter that was visiting, she told us that we need to go over and re-teach her mom the missionary lessons and correct some...incorrect...doctrines and practices she does. I don't feel comfortable describing them... lets just say that when we were there I could feel my spirit "fighting" something else that resides in that house...Anywho! So we will be going over there every Saturday to talk to her and teach her. Sadly, B-- is on the mainland for a visit with a doctor to help he get a prosthetic leg that will actually be helpful and not just hurt her.
We didn't have a lesson this week with J-- because he had to cancel, again. But he did say that he has been writing down tons of questions that he wants us to help with and he has been reading the Book of Mormon and has already found the majority of the answers by himself just by reading! That book has all the answers that you will ever need! Well maybe not every single one, no matter how much you read it, it won't solve your math homework for you. We did have a lesson this week with C-- and A-- this Saturday where we dealt with the concept of grace.
This week has been rough for the missionaries assigned to the Ewa Beach 2nd Ward. This week Elder H-- had to go home unexpectedly for medical reasons. We are all super bummed out. President Warner and Salt Lake expect it to be a quick fix and for him to be back within a month although he won't probably won't be put back in Ewa Beach. So until next transfer the Ewa Beach 2nd ward has a trio of missionaries instead of two sets. So I get to kick it not only with Elder Hineman (who knows his stuff) but also with Elder Kichiro! Super weird because we are merging our two halves of the ward into one, so I have lots of new people to meet.
With the power of three we are doing great! We have contacted a lot of less active people including this Samoan guy named S-- who wants us to teach his kids the missionary discussions, they are like 9, 10, and 12 years old. but he is divorced so he only has them on the weekend. Not only are we pumped to teach the kids but S-- is also obviously pumped to get the ball rolling on this so hopefully it will bring him back to activity. It will be interesting because his girlfriend is a Jehovah's Witness.
For the spiritual thought from me I would like to turn your attention to the Book of Acts chapter 6 verses 38-39. Peter and John are on trial to determine if they should be put to death for "speaking blasphemy" in which a man named Gamaliel spoke on there defense, he said "Now I say unto you refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God" So what he is saying it true. This work is of God and it can not be stopped by man!