Monday, August 8, 2016

1 August 2016

I know most of you are curious about transfers so Ill tell you all whats going on with that. Right now living in the apartment and serving in the mamponse ward are: Elder Nilsson and me and Elder Perry and Elder Babira. Nilsson and Perry are getting transferred. Babira and I will become companions and no one new is coming. So they are combining the two areas and making the apartment a 2 man apartment. That means my teaching pool just doubled and we got tons of work to do! Im super excited and also a little stressed because ive never stayed in a 2 man apartment before and also now my area is huge and its going to take very careful planning to get things going. The ward is great though so they will be able to help us a lot.
Some highlights:
Tuesday- We found out that this member stayed very close to where we live so we decided to give her a call to see if we could visit her. She was at home. Right when we got there, she gave us a list of ingredients she needed and she gave us some money. She told us to go to the market and buy her all of those things. So we went back to the house, got a ride from our LA land lord in his 2017 Toyota Siena. Mom you gotta upgrade your mini van to the one i rode in. Then we picked up the stuff (a whole chicken, onions, spices, pigs feet, etc.) When we got back she taught us how to make nice groundnut soup for fufu. Then we ate it and it was so delicious! We spent 6 hours with that member and we werent sure if we were using our time correctly but then right after we left, we met her neighbor right next door. She seems so prepared and we had a great lesson with her. She came to church yesterday and was testifying of how true Joseph Smith is in gospel principles class. I am so happy that we decided to help the member cook so we were able to find this new serious investigator.
Every day at 12 pm Elder Nilsson and I has had a companionship prayer to find new investigators. I have seen the many blessings of prayer and going to our Heavenly Father when in need. He hears our prayers and He is always helping us as we seek for guidance. Each day we have done this, we have found a new person to teach! What a blessing!
Doctrine and Covenants 33:7-13
 7 Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.
 8 Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.
 9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.
 10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;
 11 Yea, repent and be baptized, every one of you, for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost.
 12 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and remember that they shall have faith in me or they can in nowise be saved;
 13 And upon this rock I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
I promise that as we open our mouths to the people around us and do as the Lord expects us to do (which is to share the gospel), Your testimony will be strengthened and you will have the spirit with you always. 

Peter is still doing well. We werent able to meet with him at all for like a week straight because of his work schedule. But we had a very great lesson with him to prepare for his baptism. He trusts us so much and we were able to help him with a couple things and the spirit was so strong.

This is all that my fingers will allow me to type for today. I hope you enjoy your last weeks of summer. I hope that you remember to watch the Olympics. Are they on yet? I also hope that you all will remember to Pray and to remember and watch for the many blessings in your eeveryday lives. I promise you that they are there.
With much love,
Elder Green

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