Hello my dear family!
This past week has gone by uber fast, but so much good has happened. This past week we did what we call a Church Tour. We give a Tour of the Church, but we also teach the first lesson while we do the Tour. This past week we did one with Howard, who is one of our investigators. It was such a great experience. We had the a couple from our Branch there as well. I enjoy so very much hearing other's testimonies of the Gospel. And also watching Howard and his faith in the Savior grow as we taught.
We also did another Church Tour with Edward. Just the fact that we found him again was a miracle and we feel like he has been prepared to hear this message. As we were teaching the First lesson, which is about the Restoration, he was just eating everything we said up. We taught him that because God loves us, He doesn't want us to be in darkness and confusion, so He calls a Prophet and gives him the Priesthood or Authority to direct God's Church. But how when God's children (us-all of us) don't listen, God takes away that authority. Edward then stopped us and said, "Yeah! There has always been prophets throughout the Bible. They are really important. Wait, is there another Prophet on the earth today!!??" We were then able to testify that there is. We are not in darkness. There will always be a a Prophet on the earth. We then invited him to read the Book of Mormon.
I know that it is through the Book of Mormon that we can know the truth- that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and that this is God's Church on the earth today. I know that this is true because of the Holy Ghost. It is not because of what my parents taught me, although they did teach me very well, I still had to know for myself that these things were true. I know that this is Christ's Church! I know that the Priesthood has been restored to the earth once more. I know that Heavenly Father loves us! I know that Jesus is the Christ!!!
I love you all!!!! I will see you soon! :) Have a great week!