It has been a while since i have been able to send one of these, and as always i dont have a lot of time to write it. The work is picking up now that the holiday season is over. We had some great experiences finding (tracting and street contacting)
The highlights of the week would definitely have to be the the recent converts. Yesterday at Church Bob Trimble (83 year old man we who was baptized in October) was suppose to give the opening prayer. He did not know when to go up and someone else said the opening prayer. directly after the opening prayer he went and sat next to the 1st councilor, and he told him he could say the closing prayer. He sat on the stage for the whole fast and testimony meeting and then at he end he said the greatest prayer i have ever heard. It must have been 3-5 min. long. He pretty much bore his testimony to God in his prayer. It was not a prayer you would hear from a long time member, it was so great! it made me so happy. He was telling Heavenly Father how much he loved coming to church, how much he enjoyed the temple, and other things like that. the joy to in seeing someone change so much and to gain a testimony is incredible. It was a moment that i will never forget! I am so blessed to be able to be a part of his conversion.
About a month ago i requested that everyone pray for Joel Lewis. Joel was baptized in November but a few weeks after being baptized he went back to doing drugs. He never told us he had a drug problem before because he was embarrassed and he cleaned up about two weeks before his baptism. He has had a crazy past, pretty much without parents, so he relied so heavily on friends and he had bad friends so he got into bad stuff. He made a new years resolution to stop doing drugs and to come back to church, and he has been doing great. We went and saw him last night, and just talked for a hour.
It was great I really felt like a friend or a brother just there strengthening and encouraging him. He is great guy and know he can make it, and it makes me feel good that i can help. Something interesting about the whole situation is that through it all his testimony never wavered, he has been fed a lot of anti stuff and people try to challenge his faith. He told us that he knows the Holy Ghost is in this church and he feel is here more than anywhere else, and because of that he does not doubt that the Church is true. It was so great to hear him say that, he has such great faith, i really love him and hope you all will please pray for him.
I am out of time, but thank you for all your prayers. Elder Jorgensen is doing great, after he decided to stay his plan was to just stay for 6 months because that's all he thought he could handle. He now is planning on a full two years, its amazing to see the chance he is doing great. He is a great example to me of pushing threw hard things and not giving up. I love him. Please keep him in your prayers.
Fearless via Faith
Fearless via Faith