This week was pretty cool. I have been trying my best to find new ways of finding investigators, because of an amazing experience I had.
We were contacting one day and we couldn't find a direction. So I asked a lady for directions to the address and we got to talking. A lady in a motorcycle out of nowhere passed us and said "HEY WAIT FOR ME." So we waited, and after like ten minutes she got back, and she said "COME OVER TO MY HOUSE!" So we went over and she said the Elders came one year ago, and so then we said well that's cool. She then left and called all of the neighborhood children together so that we could teach them a lesson. We taught them in a really simple way that God loves them and Jesus died for them. Basically the restoration points 1-4. That was cool. So now I have a weekly primary class out in the boonies of Cucuta!
We had one investigator attend church, Mr. Levinson. He walked 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to church. Holy heck. He showed up alone because he didn't have money to pay to bring HIS FAMILY WITH HIM, BUT IT WAS A REALLY GREAT EXPERIENCE! He bore his testimony that he thought that life was to be enjoyed by drinking and making bad decisions, because he works in the mines, where they don`t know if they will leave from one day to the next. But when he came to church he knew it was true, and he felt joy enter his heart to know that he can change. Wooooow. God prepares his children.
This week I testify of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that it changes lives, and that when we apply it we can truly feel this joy that my investigator felt. I know that God loves his children, and he is just. Like in the story of Jonah, he calls all men. Not just those of the promised land, but Ninevah (us) He always will try to be there to help us and to extend his hand to save us. We need to act. Ninevah didn't have anybody in the city eat or drink to try and turn away God's wrath. This doctrine is simple. Have faith, repent, be baptized with fruits that are truly meet for this act of repentance. To start a new life, and to follow that path until you hit the end. There is no other way.
2 John 1:9-11
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
This doctrine is true. I preach it to all men that will hear my voice. I love this gospel. Nobody can change the truth, nor should they want to. We change to the masters call, but His call is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. HE WANTS US ALL TO COME BACK TO HIM!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.