Monday, November 3, 2014


November is finally here. We went out to see some people on Wednesday, and as we were droping off a member that we had been working with I realized that we had gone more miles then we had planned. So I checked how far it was to get home and found that we could make it home with 1 mile left to spare. Because with cars in the mission you can only drive a certain number of miles each month. So we are super excited for this new month and for some more miles.
This past week we felt kinda like we were swiming against the current. We were working super hard but we didn't feel like we were getting anywhere. We knocked a lot of doors and called a lot of people and nothing seemed to be happening.
Mosiah 23 Reads:
21) Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith. 

22) Nevertheless—whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up at the last day. Yea, and thus it was with this people.

This verse is talking about a rightous people. They are the people that were baptized by Alma who fled from wicked King Noah. These people were doing things right, they were keeping the commandmands and doing there best. But it says that nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to try their patience and their faith. If things aren't working out even though you are doing your best, don't lose faith! A promise is given that "whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up at the last day." So, let us put our trust in the Lord.

This is what me and Elder Taufa are doing. We were filling down. Elder Taufa's cousin had to go home, he was in the same mission as us, because of medical purposes. And it was hard for Elder Taufa. But we put our trust in the Lord and miracles are happening! Last week we felt like we had nothing to do, and now we feel like we have so much to do.

Ok, I have to tell you about Kelly Sanchez. Her boyfriend is a member and they have a little boy (about 1 year old). They come to church and she has been taught basically all she needs to be taught to be baptized and she wants to be baptized. The problem is that she can't be baptized unless she is married. According to Elder Taufa, she wanted to get married, but her boyfriend, Lester, didn't. Then he decided he wanted to get married and she didn't want to any more. Well we had a lesson last week and it was rough. There was a lot of tension in the home. They are living with Lester's parents and Lester's mother, in the middle of the lesson said, "I used to like Kelly, but know I don't like her." Kelly got up and left the room and we didn't see her again until sunday. We weren't sure what to do about the whole situation. So we decided to go see her last night. We ended up going on splits and I went with a member, Hermano Hernandez (who is super awesome!). He is a very real and straight forward guy, and he brought his wife with him. We started with a prayer and I shared a scripture and my testimony. Then, he turned to a scripture about obedience to the commandments and went right into how we won't be blessed unless we keep the commandments. The spirit was strong and both Kelly and Lester expressed that they wanted to keep the commandments and that they wanted to be married.

It was so amazing to me to see the difference from one lesson to the other. In the first lesson there was tension and hate. But, the scriptures, testimonys, and truth brought about a change of heart. I don't think I will ever forget the smiles on their faces as they decided to make this change in their lives and live the commandments.

This Gospel is True, and the book is blue!!

Elder Harmon

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