What’s up friends and family!
First off, Happy Birthday Ty, Have an awesome birthday. You’re the man!
Elder Rusick & Elder Hulka
This week has been quite eventful. We have really been seeing the fruits of our labors. We’ve been hitting the pavement a ton this week. It takes a ton of work for success. We have really been using the Book of Mormon as our sickle lately. First off I just wanna say, I know the Book of Mormon is true, It is the word of God and contains the fullness of his everlasting Gospel. It is through the Book of Mormon we know of the restored truths of this “the Dispensation of the Fulness of times.” And in order to make any claim or form any opinion on the Book of Mormon, you need to read it for yourself.
“3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.” (Moroni 10:3-5)
We have found so much success in just introducing the Book of Mormon to people. It is amazing. People seem so nervous and scared to talk to us, but when they actually stop and listen and let us explain who we are and why we believe what we do, there is such a refreshing calm understanding. And when they understand us there is reassurance and they are more willing to listen. Then we invite them to accept a copy of the Book of Mormon, to read over it, to ponder its message and pray and ask God if it is right; there is a very visual change in them, they seem excited. It has been so cool to see lately. Elder Hulka and I have really been working on getting the Book of Mormon into as many hands as possible. Andie, Ben, Yaneth, a lady whose name escapes me at this time, Joshua, David and a couple others are all people who I’ve seen this exact experience with last week week. 4 of them we are seeing again this week (YAY!). It’s amazing.
Blake & the Prairie
Yesterday was awesome, we fasted and asked Heavenly Father to lead us to one of his children that is ready to be baptized. I was sure that it was gonna be Alexi and Alissa (Twins that are from a part member family that want to be baptized), We biked 4-5 miles there and couldn’t find their house at all, we kept looking and looking and looking and nothing. I turned to Elder Hulka, and said, “well what do you think we should do? we have to go to dinner soon.” He said, “We might as well knock on someone’s door.” I said, “Okay, that one.” This was the only door we knocked on all day. and Yaneth answered the door. I feel like she immediately recognized us as servants of the Lord because the door approach was sub par at best, but she wanted to know more so we taught her about the restoration and we taught her about the Book of Mormon and invited her to read and pray, she seemed really excited, we invited her to be baptized and she said yes, if the Book of Mormon is true. She mentioned that she had a really good feeling about it and that she was excited to read it. She said she wants her whole family to hear the message and so we referred them to the Spanish missionaries because she’s the only one who speaks English. I’m so grateful the Lord lead us to them.
Ben is doing great, we taught him the Restoration, and he accepted the challenge to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I’m so excited to see the results of all these people.
This work, The Lord’s work of Salvation is real. There is no denying that for me. I’ve seen it, I’ve felt it and it’s changed and is changing me. I see it change other people every day. I know everyone of you reading this IS a child of the Most High God, every one who is not reading this is a child of the Most High God. He love us more than we could ever comprehend right now. Jesus Christ is his only begotten and only in and through him can we achieve what Heavenly Father has in store for us. Please, if you haven’t… Read the Book of Mormon, ponder the message it contains, ask God. There-in lies happiness.