I hope it's been a great week for everyone! This week was PACKED with a bunch of exciting things! This was probably one of the most successful weeks I have ever had on my mission! Anyways, I'll get on with it.
Our ward mission leader is a TV interviewer in Denmark, and since our mission has been pushing pretty hard for Family History, he asked us to be a part in an interview so we could spread the word out among Denmark. So that should be airing this week sometime or something like that. Who knows! It's also online, so I can send a link off as soon as I find that out so you all can see it!
Also, an inactive member from the ward invited us to take him to a hockey game! So we got the chance to see a little bit of Danish Hockey. Supposedly Esbjerg is #3 in Denmark and they played #1, Frederikshavn. It was a good game, but Esbjerg lost. I didn't really care who won, but I was just happy to be there! It was pretty fun! There were actually several Americans on both of there teams, so it was pretty cool to see some American Flag logos on the Americans' jerseys. I'm sure we stuck out like two sticks in mud there!
We also taught a TON of lessons this week. We taught 10 investigator lessons and a few less actives and a couple lessons with members! We did a bunch of teaching this week, so that's always a good thing. We actually met with one of our less positive investigators this week, Reza, and it was just a little stop by. But, he let us in, we shared a short scripture because we didn't want to stay long, but after the scripture, he pretty much just asked how someone converts to our church. We told him that they get baptized and all that, and eventually, we asked him if he's been thinking about it. He said that he has, so we invited him to be baptized. He was a little oppossed because he knew he liked to drink and smoke, but we promised him as he comes closer to our Heavenly Father that those desires would stop and you wouldn't want them anymore. So, we invited him again and he said yes. So, he's on baptismal date for the 16th of March! Now we have two investigators on baptismal date. Our other investigator, Henning, has been struggling with a few things, so we're going to have to adjust his date...But slow and steady wins the race! We also found quite a few positive potentials who also have appointments this week, so we're continuing to stay busy! The work has really been great recently!
This week, I was reading a little bit about both the second coming of Jesus Christ and some time before His appearance to those who lived in the Americas after He ressurected. You can read a lot about the Second Coming in Jacob 5 and Christ's coming to the Americas in 3rd Nephi. But before Christ's Birth, there were some revelations about Christ's coming and birth in Helaman. In Helaman 12 verse 23 - 25, it says, "23 Therefore, blessed are they who will repent and hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God; for these are they that shall be saved. 24 And may God grant, in his great fulness, that men might be brought unto repentance and good works, that they might be restored unto grace for grace, according to their works. 25 And I would that all men might be saved. But we read that in the great and last day there are some who shall be cast out, yea, who shall be cast off from the presence of the Lord;" It's quite interesting to study the last days here on the Earth and what Christ will do when he then comes. The most important thing that we do is that we abound in good works and remain guiltless before the Lord. We all slip up, but as long as we continue to practice repentance and we are about in good works, we will be accepted into the God's kingdom. It's important that we don't delay nor procrastinate, because we truly are in our last days. It's a weird thought, but it's been spoken of in many places in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Be ready! :)
Anyways, I love you all. I hope you all have a great week! :)
Ældste Taylor Howes
My companion & I needed to take a companionship pic, so here he is! :) And that would be our hockey game! :)