Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 8, 2013

What's up!? well it's been a fan freakin tastic week here in petoskey! :) haha. Conference was awesome! we had a different investigator at every session! it was sooo good. Everyone of the investigators felt the spirit was strong too. Elder Nelson's talk on how the church is important too was perfect for one of my investigators. he's a 60 year old man that is a baptist and he doesn't really think there is a difference in any of the churches all that is important is faith. so he and i were discussing that a couple nights ago and now i'm just gonna print out that talk and let elder nelson teach him. haha. it was frustrating trying to teach this guy authority though. he doesn't think authority matters even though we talked about at least 5 places where christ gives people authority in the bible. but that's alright. we'll get through to him sooner or later. haha. we were really blessed with our finding this week. we knocked into a family that are just seekers of truth. they go to a church but they only go to that one because they know they need to. they don't beleive everything that it teaches. they let us in, fed us, and let us teach them our beliefs. haha. it was AMAZING!! it was such a good lesson. the mom didn't beleive that god would damn someone that didn't have the chance to hear the gospel. so we were able to share part of the plan of salvation with her on how we know that god doesnt do that. how god gives everyone the chance to hear the gospel. then at the end we were told to come back soon! and the best part, the daughter is the girlfriend of a priest in the ward. he is going on a missino soon and we said, ya we'll have adam come by and teach you the lessons for practice. so they are going to let us teach them all the lessons! we're pumped about them. we also found a less accountable man to teach. he's 23 years old and he's kinda slow. but we're goign to go by when he and his dad are there and teach them both at the same time. Elder wright went to the sault and so i got to run the area. i was in cheboygan with elder ballard and we were teaching kory! the black guy that loves the book of mormon. well there was a guy there that sat in and he is the husband of the woman who owns the home. well this guy started saying a bunch of stuff about how he burns crosses and all this stuff. well he's like, "i can't see, feel, or touch faith." so i asked if he could see feel or touch air. and he said no but that's not how air works. so then i said, well don't you think that's how faith works? and then he was like well i'm just not a faithful person i don't beleive in faith. i beleive in science. so then i ask him if he realizes that his argument is based on the faith that there isn't a god. cuz science doesn't disprove god. well then he says, now your switching my words on me and he stopped saying dumb comments. haha. but kory got his two scents in too! haha. he started telling this guy how faith is like a building on a firm foundation and without it it would just fall. haha. kory made me proud. haha. kory is a champ, i wish you guys could meet him. he tried to give us front row tickets to his first cage fight that is in a week, but we told him we probably couldn't go since we are missionaries. haha. but it really has been such a great week! we've gotten lots of work done and we're doing work out here in petoskey! i love being a missionary! it's the most rewarding work in the world. seeing peoples lives change drastically from keeping the simple commandments of god is amazing. i've never really realized how valuable what we have is until seeing people add it into their lives. i love it! i love being a missionary! well, my people, have a great week!

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