Tuesday, December 23, 2014

November 17, 2014

Elder Low's report:

This week I had the chance to read quite a bit in Alma, particularly in his preaching’s to the people of Ammonihah. One of the chapters that really caught my attention this time area was chapter 13 as it talks about the purposes and calling of those called to the priesthood:

 6 And thus being called by this holy calling, and ordained unto the high priesthood of the holy order of God, to teach his commandments unto the children of men, that they also might enter into his rest
I love this because it demonstrates why the priesthood has been given to mankind at all. The Lord gives us the ability to act in his name that we may help others to enter into his rest. No person can exercise the priesthood authority that they hold to act in the name of Christ, if they do not do so to act as Christ would, to inspire uplift and bless.

This week our district saw amazing miracles. I felt very inspired to talk to the district members in comp studies and district trainings about being challenging and testifying missionaries in helping our investigators accept dates, and man did they apply it. All of the companionships in the district as they prayed with faith and went out knowing they had been sent there saw incredible miracles. Each companionship was able to get an investigator to church and set one of their investigators with a solid date. Our companionship as well really tried to apply this. We had no investigators at
Sacrament meeting that we knew of. We walked into gospel principles a little discouraged and sat down. However God was aware of us. During the class a man in the back spoke up and though neither of us knew the ward very well, we felt that this man was not a member. He was super elusive, but we knew God wanted us to talk him. We finally trapped him as he tried to escape and set him with a return appointment, but he wouldn't accept a date, but we felt the spirit knowing we were doing what God wanted, and as a result he blessed us. After church we went to go post round-up. One of our investigators accepted a solid date. He told us "if my parents had been Mormon, I would have joined as a boy, and I would have served a mission."

I know as we help those who we have been entrusted with, by both living and teaching the principles of Christ, we and those we serve will have that same opportunity, to "enter into his rest."

Elder Low.

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