Monday, January 28, 2013

God Feeds His Children

Last week of my 3rd transfer, and Happy Belated Birthday Heidi! It sounded like you had a lot of fun up in Logan with the family. Just think, next year at this time, I'll be getting ready to finish up my mission!

GOD FEEDS HIS CHILDREN. Yesterday, Elder Monroe told me to put that as my journal entry because of everything that happened. So we had one lesson scheduled with that Vitalli guy, and after church he changed his appointment from 4 to 3. So that messed up our lunch because on Sundays we have to go home to eat... We decided that maybe we could eat after the lesson, but we made the dumb decision (well, it seemed dumb at the time) to call one of our other investigators, Rocky, to see how the grand opening of the new mall went. We were expecting a quick answer and a scheduled lesson, but he told us to just meet him at the mall in 10 minutes... The first thing I thought was WE'RE NEVER GOING TO EAT. But because our investigators are more important than our hungry stomachs, we hurried to the mall. To make a long story short, he ended up feeding us some scrumptious banana/strawberry jam crepes with ice cream, and a slushee FOR FREE. God really does care about his missionaries! We were really hungry, but because we decided to go visit an investigator in his time of stress, we were fed. We love to look back on these kinds of experiences and see how when we do what God wants instead of what we want, he blesses us.

This week I also went on an exchange with one of the Bromanians, Elder Hollist, and since I was in his area and they had no one to teach, we contacted ALL DAY. It was so tiring, but somehow we made it to the end of the day so we could go knocking. Knocking here is better than anywhere else in the world by the way ;) I explained to him the success we've had, and that him and his companion could have the same success if they kept at it. We met a lady who wanted us to marry her daughter, but her husband was persistent on getting her to be quiet, and as he was shutting the door, the wife yelled, "You two are very cute!" I got a good chuckle out of that and so did Elder Hollist. Unfortunately we did not find anyone that night, but it left a good taste in his mouth on how we do work up here in Moldova. So I hope they see the success that we've seen!

We invited Коля to church again, he said that he would definitely come, but he did not... It's such a crummy feeling to not see a man show up to church that we've been teaching for 8 weeks... But we're not giving up! We decided that next week we will just go pick him up at his house and go with him to church. We feel like that's the key.

I've made a goal to know the Bible, Book of Mormon, and D&C better this transfer. So every morning for personal study, I read something from the Bible, then from the Book of Mormon, and then from the Doctrine and Covenants. It's really cool to see how everything relates and fits together even though they were written at different times in history. The church is true everybody!

Well. I think that's all for this week. Not much, but maybe I'm just really impatient with writing novel emails. I hope the pictures suffice. Love you guys and have a fun-filled week!

-Elder Farnworth

Scripture of the week: D&C 101:7-8

 They were slow to hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God; therefore, the Lord their God is slow to hearken unto their prayers, to answer them in the day of their trouble.

 In the day of their peace they esteemed lightly my counsel; but, in the day of their trouble, of necessity they feel after me.

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