Monday, August 14, 2017

Momentum - 8/14/17

Anziano Ridd and Anziano McConkie with their friend, GV
Hey family!

This week was super solid. Anziano McConkie is a stud. We worked our butts off and saw a lot of the fruits.

MK, our man as of Saturday, is now 18. He also has a date for baptism and came to church with us yesterday. He is working on a solid testimony and being self-sufficient. It takes a lot to be converted, but it definitely gives more than it takes. He has a vision of himself and his family being sealed in the Italy Rome temple. I hope to see that day.

Last week, we worked with our elders quorum president to help us out with the missionary work and to become close with him. He is soooo cool and is a convert of 5 years. He invited us back over this week to eat lamb skewers and to meet all his family who are mostly not Mormon, so we can teach them the Gospel. It was awesome. Imagine the difference we can make if we just have barbecues and the missionaries are there to become homies with our friends. Then when they want to ask us all the hard Qs about the Gospel, all we gotta do is say, "Elders, my friend has a question for you." Also, our elders quorum president’s wife is awesome.

The miracle of this week was definitely the P family. Let me tell you the story and how awesome they are. So we met them on the street near their home. When we met, it was the mother, TZ, and the father, PO. They expressed interest in learning about what we believe, and we - of course - expressed interest in teaching that to them. They then told us about their 16-year-old daughter and 23-year-old son. Awesome. So a few weeks later and we find ourselves at their house. We started out and PO had done a bit of research, but knew he could get the real answers from us. He asked us some good questions and trusted in the answers we gave. We taught about the Restaurazione (the Restoration), and the Spirit filled the room. The understanding was there, and TZ starts to tell us that she has seen a light in us she has not seen in anyone else. PO and TZ start to explain that they have had a hard life, but feel that maybe we have something they have been missing, and they have a desire for their whole family to become more faithful. We are so excited for our next opportunity to teach them. They are truly some of the people God has prepared us to meet.

I love this church and know it is true, and nothing will bring us as much joy as the Gospel. Not to mention, nowhere else can you find the authority to make a family eternal, the greatest blessing of all.

I love you all. Have a great week!!

Anziano Ridd
Anziano McConkie and the MASSIVE new church being built! 

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