|A little food place with a member|
|Lizard on roof outside our apartment|
|"Pilas" where we wash our clothes by hand|
|Road outside our apartment that leads to the main road.|
Things are going great here in Honduras! We have challenged one of our investigators to a baptismal date and they accepted! Right now it's planned for the 15th of October. This would be my first, so I am so excited to see what happens!
Elder Dickson and I also taught an English class on Saturday. We had six people show up...Haha! Hopefully we can get more people to come next time.
Spanish is coming along pretty good. It's getting easier to tell what people are saying. It's funny though, I feel like I can understand an entire conversation until someone asks me a question. It's like all my Spanish just goes out the door. Luckily I have an awesome gringo companion that can translate for me when needed.
So this week I have been using a specific chapter of the Book of Mormon to try and help investigators recognize the Holy Ghost when reading the book itself. The scripture is in Alma 32 and is approximately verses 26-43. This scripture is awesome because it ties in faith, scripture study, and promptings of the Holy Ghost. I won't try to quote the whole thing or paraphrase it because it needs to be read in its entirety to get the full effect. I do however, want to talk about what the scripture talks about in the beginning. (link to Alma 32) https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/32?lang=eng
The prophet Alma exhorts us to exercise our faith and act on his words (in our case, the scriptures), even if we only have the desire to believe. We should let this faith grow inside us. Some people believe the Book of Mormon is the word of God, some people have a knowledge that it is through the Holy Ghost, and some people have only read a few verses and are in the process of trying to obtain a witness for the Holy Ghost that it is true. All these people are at different stages with their understanding of the Book of Mormon, but they all have something in common: the all started with the "desire to believe."
The rest of the chapter goes on to talk about what to do after you have this desire, but I am going to leave it to Alma to explain what to do; but I, like Alma, would exhort you to have the desire to believe.
One of my favorite Primary songs is "Faith is Like a Seed." When the seed is planted, it will grow to produce fruit more sweet than anything you have ever tasted. This is the missionary message to the world.
Faith is Like a Seed Primary Song (video) https://youtu.be/tEfO4pfDX98
I'm so excited for the opportunity to hear from a living prophet this weekend. I hope all can receive guidance as we listen to the words of God.
Well, that's all from La Lopez 2 this week. Till next p-day!
Faith is Like A Seed (video) https://youtu.be/4irNrZJnh2A
|The cover of my notebook I found!!!|