It's been a pretty good week. Not too much incredible happened, but the weather has been a little bit better. It's never fun to be out bundled up in a ton of clothes and then get rained on. But the rain has held itself off of us, so it's been good! :)
Where do I start... Hmm. JW's! The Jehovah's Witnesses were actually very nice. We had two appointments with them. There was no bashing, but just sharing of different principles and doctrines. We stumped them a few times with scriptures out of the Bible where it clearly states Jesus is Jehovah, not God, and they're going to take time to study the Hebraic root or whatever they do, but we're hoping we open their minds a little bit to some more truth. We think it's going forward nonetheless!
We're still in the process of finding. We're getting a lot of potentials, but just the ones that say, "Yeah maybe some other time." So it's a tedious task to weed through and prioritize who we should go by, but at least we're getting something, right? We had to drop the investigator going through the ARP program, so that was a shame. He started mocking the message a little bit and wasn't willing to do anything yet. We left a clear choice, were loving and bold, yet he chose to say no. Can't do anything about that. He still wants to meet, but he doesn't want to talk about God. Sorry pal!
This week, I'll be going back to Copenhagen! Yay, tour through Sweden and a boat ride. It should be another adventure. It's always fun! The mission is hearing from Paul V. Johnson from the First Quorom of the Seventy. So that'll be really fun to hear!
Oh, in other news, the lady down stairs from us died, so the senior couple will be moving into that apartment, and we will be moving into theirs, so we're getting an even nicer apartment! WOOHOO! :) Tender mercies. As a death wish, the lady gave a pet bird to the senior couple, so they were stuck with a random bird in their apartment for a week until they could get rid of it. Pretty funny haha!
I read a scripture this morning. I love the story where Nephi and his brothers retrieve the plates from Laban. There's many key principles to learn from in that story, like faith, boldness, bravery, you name it, but one thing I learned was to confirm feelings of the Spirit. If you're familiar with the story (if not, get to it), then you'll read the Nephi was prompted by the Spirit to kill Laban. At first, he doubted. He thought, "I'd never kill anyone!" (Paraphrased ;) 1 Nephi 4:10). Then the prompting came again. He debated the reasoning behind it, then finally, we see that the Spirit says unto him, "Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands. Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief" (1 Nephi 4:12-13). Sometimes we receive a normal prompting or a prompting that puts us on our back because we don't understand it. Just like Nephi, we are required to discern all of our promptings to confirm that they are from the Lord. I think we'd all be more inclined to act upon our promptings if we do take the time to confirm them. :)
I love you all! Sorry I still have no pictures....I'll get some this week. I tried this week but my camera was dead.. But I'll talk to ya next week!
Ældste Taylor Howes