Monday, May 28, 2012
For shall we not go on, in such great a cause!
Dear Family, I always knew I liked the 25th! It was such a good day! I decided no matter how many people we teach, I will always be terrified of it ha ha. But it is so worth it. It is funny how I go into a lesson terrified, and usually I go out wondering what I was so nervous about. When the spirit is there then it doesn't really matter what I say, it matters what they are feeling. We finally got in contact with the 27 year old Baptist again, I was surprised but so happy that he answered the phone! It was a great call! I love that I get to have a portion of the Saviors love for these people, because it is such an amazing experience, I can't help but feel that he is going to do great things! And that his future and present family will be blessed beyond he knows if he follows Christ's example and follows through with baptism. I wouldn't be surprised if he was an apostle some day. The call ended and he desired himself to read and pray again. I love when it is their own decision and they desire to read and pray without being invited to. It is sad how when we don't read our scriptures or say our prayers how vulnerable it makes us to feel confused and allow Satan and temptations into our lives. It was the first time in a while that I had a good feeling that things were going to be good when we hung up the phone with him. Later that day we met with Carol. She came and did a temple grounds tour. I love how eager she is to learn! She is so hungry for the spirit. She told us that we had her permission to baptize her when she died... my thoughts: "why not while your living?" lol Thing is I believe she will get baptized. (after months and months of meeting with missionaries, she is finally progressing :) ) I can see her in a year from now going into the temple and being right by her side the whole time. She told us she realized that we were not there to recruit her but there to offer her a gift. Which is exactly what we are doing! Made me feel like I was fulfilling my purpose as a missionary. I decided one of my biggest pet peeves is when people say "NO... I don't need the book of Mormon, I know enough about Christ with the Bible" I just wish I knew how to explain to them that there is more. More blessings, more love, more understanding, well.. just about more everything! I feel blessed to know. Reminds me of that scripture, : 2 Nephi 29: "6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews? 7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth? 8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also. 9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever." Sometimes I feel like i have to help everyone, and sadly that is just to much work for me! So I will just help who I can! I want everyone to understand that it isn't "Mormon's" church, nor is it my church.. It is the church of Jesus Christ, it is His church! It is essential to be baptized with His authority, because us men have no authority to bind anything on earth to heaven, only God himself can. People dislike the polygamy thing.. gay right.. so on, but let’s be honest, if God says what it should be, then who are we to say we know better than him? Anyways.. I am done with that tangent ha ha. I love you all so much and I am so grateful for all your love and support! Love eternally, Sister Poulson Weekly UN'funny: After much effort on getting one of our investigators to church. The member, who referred them in the first place, decided that it would be fun to go out to lunch with them after church.. BLARGH!!!! Weekly funny: We taught primary yesterday and as we walked up to the front of the room one of the kids said with a gummy bear stuck to her chin "I bet they really are sisters.. giggle giggle giggle"
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