Thursday, January 12, 2012
Out with the Missionaries
Last Saturday, I went out with Elder Clark and Elder Cahoon from the branch in Seminole. We made a return visit to a man that they had found the day previous. He lives in a modest trailer, working nights to provide for his young family. We had actually woke him up when we knocked but he gladly let us in. Matt was very open to the church and the idea that the gospel brings. He was given a Book of Mormon and challenged to read it and to find out for himself if it was true. Elder Clark testified if the truth of it and the joy that it brings. Matt told us that he is going to try it out for himself, that he was going to test it and find out for himself if it's true or not. When I heard that, I got excited because that is the first step in becoming converted: be willing to try it out for themselves. So we kept talking to him and he really likes what the gospel offers and how we focus so much on the family. He's rough around the edges but he wants to learn more and will hopefully want to attain the fullest of truth that the gospel offers. We then went to visit a newly converted family to visit and check up on them. We were going to teach the daughter but she wasn't there. However, we talked with her mother and made sure that she was doing okay. It was an awesome experience to be with the Elders for the afternoon and to listen to their advice in going into the mission field.