Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 4, 2015 The Lord works with our imperfections and moves His work forward. We hit 80 degrees!!

It was a slow week but I know that by "small and simple things are great things brought to past." Elder Johnson is improving on his Spanish. He gets very discouraged sometimes but he is a hard worker and has faith he will get it. I am excited for him. Thanks for letting me know about the new stake presidency I am excited for them. I was thinking maybe trying facetime again. We are going to a families house that have good wifi. But we have permission to call this Saturday and we can set it up. I am very excited!
We found a new investigator named Anthony last week. He is fifteen years old and found him through his brother. He is willing to listen but we are trying to help him understand that he needs to apply what he is learning. We have an appointment with him next week.
Many people could not meet with us this last week but we will be meeting with them next week.
Elder Johnson and Elder Cook taught Jordyn last Tuesday. I was on exchange so I could not be there. But they told me it was very spiritual. They taught him the restoration and said he will read. He did not come to church last week but we will see him this week.
We have been teaching this elderly lady name Maria that is very Catholic. She did accept an baptismal date for March but that she decided to stick back to her church. We have been helping her see the importance to have priesthood authority on the earth but it is hard for her to understand. We are seeing if we need to drop her.
Andrea we have not seen her for a couple weeks but talked with her mom last night and found out she is going through a tough time right now. We have been praying to get in contact with her again.
We met with a long lost less active named David from Argentina. He has two cute little daughters and has not returned back to church for a couple years because of his work schedule. But he said he is going to try to change his schedule in a couple weeks so he can go to church. He is pretty funny, we have a good friendship with him already.
Cool story, we were trying Dennis and he was not home and as we were walking away when this Dominican stops us and asks if he could have a copy of the BOM. We gave him one and said that he lost his copy years ago and has been looking to find one. We set up an appointment with Luis for this week. Cool miracle! Lately I have been reading in the New Testament in Acts. I love the stories of Paul and the courage showed as he testified of Christ to the Jews. One scripture I like is when Paul is recounting his conversion and says: "Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles."
He is a great example of true conversion and disciple of Jesus Christ. Another cool miracle. Last night we wanted to teach one more person. So, I prayed that we would find someone. It was about 8:45 pm and we needed to go home soon. All of a sudden Elder Johnson says lets contact this guy. We contact him and he had a lot questions about our church. We had a good 5 minute Q&A and we felt a strong spirit as we testified of Christ and the message. We ended with a prayer with him. The Lord answered our prayer. Cool miracle.
The Lord has been so merciful to us. I know that he works with our imperfections and moves his work forward. Grateful to be apart of it. Well, I love you all so dearly. See you this Sunday!
Love, Elder Plummer

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