Saturday, August 5, 2017

If Any of You Lack Wisdom, Let Him Ask of God


Tuesday we went to Pinhal Novo, we were walking down a street when girls walked out of a store and their faces lit up when they saw us so we talked to them and we realized that we had talked with them a few weeks ago at a birthday party for one of our investigator's children, they were also cousins of a member. We asked if we could pass by their house and share a message with the family, their parents let us in and we taught them the Plan of Salvation and invited them to church but unfortunately they couldn't make it.

We hadn't been able to find an address for a former investigator in the Area Book so we called the sisters that were here and there directions were: "Close to a Recent Convert´s house there is an old abandoned building for sale with a photo of a creepy Real Estate lady, down that road you will be able to find it." haha Saturday we were walking back for lunch and i just looked to the left and saw what fit the description of the building and lady so we went down the road and found the address! Ermelim had moved out of the house but, Victor had moved it! We had talked with him a few weeks ago on the road , he was in a hurry so we didn't get his address then, but now we found it! We will teach him this week.

At Zone Conference Presidente Tavares talked about how "Trials of Faith" are part of the mission and how overcoming them makes us stronger and successful in the mission qualifying us for the Celestial Kingdom.

I played the the first 2 hymns on the piano in Sacrament Meeting "Come Follow Me" and "Da Corte Celestial" for the Sacrament hymn, i was a little nervous but it went well and i was able to play it smooth with no big mistakes.

Elder James who served in Vasco Da Gama for 6 months 5 years ago came back to visit and attended church here yesterday, It was fun to hear more about the area and how the branch has grown over the years.

We have received a lot of junk from a lot of people this week about the Restored Gospel. A lot of people say something like: That Jon Smith (Joseph Smith lol) was a false prophet that the bible prophesied about or The Bible is the only true Book of Scripture, the Book of Mormon is a book from man not God... 

It is my testimony that Jesus Christ called Joseph Smith to be his prophet here on earth to restore his true church on the "Foundation of Prophets and Apostles" Ephesians 2:20, that the Book of Mormon is true and was written by the power and authority of God, "No evil man could have written it and no good man could have written it without the help of God" -Jeffrey R. Holland, Matthew 7:20 "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." The Book of Mormon is a "fruit" or evidence that these things are true. There are 1,000 proofs that it is true but as the Bible says in 1 John 5:6 "And it is the Spirit that beareth witnessbecause the Spirit is truth." The Spirit of God is how we truly learned and come to know the truth of things and as Moroni wrote at the end of The Book of Mormon: 

"4 And when ye shall receive these things, would exhort yothat ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are notrueand if ye shall ask with sincere heartwith real intenthaving faith in Christhe will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power othe Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye maknow the truth of all things."
James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdomlehim ask of God."

Até Proximo,
Elder Anderson

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