Monday, July 31, 2017

Meeting The President 7-10-17


So this week was another week of hard work, but only minimal success.

We met with a referral we got last week.  Her name is Anne and we had an awesome powerful lesson.  We have to teach her a lot differently than most people we teach because she doesn't have hardly any religious background or a faith in God.  It is really interesting, but really fun.  I hope we can help guide her to receive an answer that God is real and does exist and care about her.  We talked about a bunch of different things and we were all over the place with the Restoration and the Plan of Salvation.  She had a lot of questions too.  We are looking forward to our next visit because we gave her a Book of Mormon to read and pray about.  We helped her recognize what the Holy Ghost is as well.  In that lesson, she is the first person I have taught that I told they were feeling the Holy Ghost because I was too.  It was a super cool experience.  We felt just filled with joy and motivation.  It's lessons like that one that make all of this and the disappointments worth it.  Nothing compares.

We also had an awesome lesson with some members Sunday night.  We shared with them Genesis 28 and we talked about the things that we need to do to get back to live with God.  I shared this a few months ago as well.  The Spirit was so strong and my companions said that it was something they totally needed.  They said they felt the Spirit in their home and they told me that there was something different about those members than the other times they visited and didn’t share a lesson.

We also got to give a couple blessings to some people who really needed it.  Being able to find them just shows that Planning is more effective than winging it because the Lord will help you plan where to go and He told us in planning to go to them.  It was awesome.

We also got to meet President Pickett on Sunday.  He was at our building for a meeting and so we said hi for a minute.  We have Zone Conference this week too so we will see him again and his family.  He is a really nice guy and I'm looking forward to getting to know him in my limited time with him.

That is about it for this week.  I hope everyone had a good 4th of July and I hope you all had missionary opportunities as well.  There is no joy in this life greater than having the gospel in our lives and sharing it.  Just try it and see if it isn't true.  Hope you all have a great week.  I love you all.

Elder Ellison

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