This week was another great week filled with crazy experiences! We were
chased home by a drunk, we made homemade ice cream for the 4th of
July, we met many interesting people, and in the end we had an amazing
Sunday with many investigators attending church!
Right now, we have some really great investigators progressing towards baptism. We went fishing today with one of them. His name is “Eloy” and he is 20 years old. He was born and raised here on the island. He is the nephew of Maria Tuki. She is the one that got baptized a couple weeks ago. He is really interested and has already read 1st and 2nd Nephi and the book of Jacob in the Book of Mormom in just a couple of weeks. That is unheard of when it comes to investigators. He is super cool but also a great guy. We also have this lady named “Berta” that is preparing to get baptized on the 20th. She has a testimony of the church and she says that if she could she would get baptized tomorrow! We are very excited for her!
I have two things that I learned this week that really hit me. One is a quote that my companion shared with me that explains missionary work. It basically states that as a missionary you are “always tired, but never weary.” So true! I am always tired but I can always keep going some how. The Lord really blesses you with strength on a mission. The other thing I learned struck me during one of our lessons. We were teaching a man that knew a lot about religion and various churches. He also told us a story about his time in the military. He told us that he had to disarm guns and clean them and then rearm them in a certain amount of time for practice. He said that he had to know his gun or else he would get killed in battle. So he told us that if we were going to preach we better “know our weapon.” I like that idea.
Our weapon is explained in Ephesians in the New Testament. It says that we must take upon ourselves “the whole armor of God”. Part of this armor is the “sword of the spirit” which is the word of God. The word of God is the scriptures. Finally, our investigator told us that we better understand what we are talking about and that we better understand the Book of Mormon. We had a really intense discussion but we helped him understand the message we wanted to share. As members of the church we must “know our weapon” if we want to survive the battle of life and we better use it to our advantage. That’s all for this week!