June 30, 2014 -- 2:54pm
This last week was really hot, it got into the hundreds a few times and it wasn't fun biking in that. We just hit up (stopped by) a bunch of less actives. We ended up just visiting with most of them and shared a spiritual thought with a couple of them. One family vented to us for an hour about their family problems. We had a really good lesson with Steve (one of our progressing investigators). We helped him with some of his hang ups. But, to be honest he's ready to be baptized. He's just dragging his feet and slowly getting there. We had a really good lesson with Richard, we taught him about the Book of Mormon. This was something that Elder Bowman and I realized we needed to teach him. We realized we hadn't and we were pretty shocked. The Book of Mormon is the most powerful tool that we have when we teach people. It's something that we need all our investigators to have a testimony of because everything in the church hangs all on the Book of Mormon. This goes for members of the Church as well. We need to have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I've been reading the Book of Mormon lately, trying to read through it, and I've realized that it really is true and as I've read it I felt my love for others grow, as well as my love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ grow. At the end Richard felt embarrassed to ask a question, he asked us how to pray. We told him that it teaches how to pray in the pamphlets (that we gave him) and he got so excited. So we taught him. What I learned from him there was that we all need to be excited to pray. It's important to be excited because it's our time to talk to our Heavenly Father. Praying so much on my mission has been a blessing. I've realized how important prayer is. I've seen as I pray for others how much they change, as well as how much my love for them grows. I miss you guys so much. I keep all of you in my prayers.