Monday, September 30, 2013

September 16, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!
The weather in Wisconsin is amazing at this time of the year.  It is really started to cool off during the day which is amazing!  It is perfect for walking around with a cool breeze.  The trees haven't started to change colors yet but that should be happening soon.   This week was crazy!  We had so many lessons with so many different people!  We weren't able to meet with a few of our regular investigators because they were either busy or had some health problems they were recovering from. So instead we spent a lot of time trying to find new people to teach.  The other elders in Sheboygan (Hmong and Spanish) have been really busy in finding us new people to teach when they talk to people on the street. We recieved 20 referrals from them from people they talked to and we contacted 8 of them this week. Sometimes its hard because we have appointments with people but they aren't home so we have to stop by later. But we have really found so many people to teach.  Between the three companionships we have had over 130 lessons with people.  We have truly been blessed by the Lord with people to teach.
   A miracle we saw this week was when we went to talk to a guy that we had given a book of mormon to a week ago or so, so we wanted to talk with him even though he wasn't too enthusiastic about it.  But when we went his son whose in his 30s was outside so we talked with him and found out that he lives pretty close to us and had missionaries visit him a few years ago and found that the book of mormon increased his faith in Jesus Christ. So we would not have found him if we hadn't have been where we were. 
  So we had a really good week, one lesson we had with a regular investigator "T" was at the church with a member and he really felt more comfortable with the idea of coming to church after that. It was really great to have a member along with us to befriend him and make him feel more welcome.  We have started to see so many more people at church. 
  I started singing in the ward choir a few weeks ago and yesterday we sang Come thou Fount, it was really powerful because we only have maybe 10 people who sing but it was quite spiritual and didn't sound to bad. So that was a lot of fun.
There is a scripture in Enos that I would like to share in Enos 1:15 where the Lord explains that "Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it." This is such a blessing to know that we can go to the Lord with any problem and ask in faith to be able to receive an answer to our prayer that will bring us closer to Christ and God if we are patient and truly faith full.
  I love being a missionary, I'm so grateful for this opportunity and everyone who supports me! I hope everyone can have an amazing week and remember that it is through diligent study that God is able to communicate with us and refine us.
~Elder Jackson Moroni Ward

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