From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 8:47 AM
Man, I am so happy. Miracles everywhere.
My companion and I started focusing only on our progressing investigators no matter how far we had to walk to each appointment. This brought major blessings.
Daniel Jr., the younger brother of a pastor for a Pentecostal church, has deeply humbled himself. He bore a powerful testimony to us two days in a row. Both times brought me to tears. He has drifted away from God recently, but he says that our visits have brought him back. He studies the scriptures every day and wakes up at 2 am to pray every night. I love him!
One recent contact came from visiting a member and applying the principle of “teach when you find, find when you teach.” At first, he didn’t seem too “highly promising” an investigator, but we have come to realize that looks can be deceiving. He is so humble and willing to learn. He wants to know the truth.
In Elders’ Quorum (here we go again), this guy started talking about how Republicans and publicans (the tax collectors in the gospels) are the same thing. I couldn’t help but laugh and shake my head.
People fed us a lot, I found cream soda, and it rained. I am a happy guy.
My spiritual thought from this week comes from Alma 32:9-11
“Behold thy brother hath said, What shall we do?—for we are cast out of our synagogues, that we cannot worship our God. Behold I say unto you, do ye suppose that ye cannot worship God save it be in your synagogues only? And moreover, I would ask, do ye suppose that ye must not worship God only once in a week?”
Look at yourself and ask yourself a question: am I a Sunday worshipper only? Do I find ways to serve God every day? Do I make the Sabbath a day of repentance, a time to reflect and improve? As I taught second hour in church this week, I focused on our commitment to the Lord all seven days of the week. God will bless you as you maintain a spirit of worship throughout the week. As you seek for ways to serve your fellow man and your Father in Heaven, your attitude will improve and your life will change. After all, Jesus Christ taught “…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
What a blessing it is to be here serving the people of Sierra Leone. I know God lives and I know Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, my Savior.