This week was very very slow for Elder Gardiner and I because everyone of our investigators except for maybe 2 or 3 just didn't have any desire anymore and now we have to do some intense finding. I don't understand how someone can just stop progressing after they have been taught so much and after they have read the Book of Mormon? Anyway, getting discouraged is the last thing we need to start doing so for know we are going to find new investigators using the less-actives. If there is any successful way of finding, its using the less-actives. We need to find these people who have been lost and rekindle their testimony and have them share it with their friends that they refer us too. It works!
We have been working very hard with Phanindra lately and we were able to get closer to the father and have him build his trust in us. He is considering letting Phanindra being baptized because he likes the maturity of the members of the church and he wants his son to act the same. Yesterday we had family home evening at the Balla families home and we brought Phanindra with us. When we were picking him up from his house, his father asked me to say a prayer for him? He used to never talk to us or let us in but this time he trusted us so much that he wanted us to pray for him. Something(The Holy Ghost) touched his heart and softened it towards us.
Prayers are answered, I can testify of it because I have witnessed now more than ever on my mission. Do not give up on someone because you think all hope is lost. Our Heavenly Father gives us these opportunities to exercise our faith and ASK Him for his help. When we humble ourselves and do so, he is able to do many great and marvelous things.
My Challenge: Pray every night this week and ask Heavenly Father for his help in whatever you are experiencing in your life. Don't forget to give thanks for everything he has given you and I know your prayer will be answered:)
|Elder Thompson and I on our new bike!|