Monday, March 21, 2016
Week #30 Mosiah 16:8 -Happy Easter!
Alrighty.... Well thanks for tuning in for another week in the life of Elder Toly everyone!
It was a wonderful week. So news for this week. When I first got to the mission the assistants to the President told us about something called the cleanse. It's a wonderful concoction of tomatoes, carrots, kale, spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, peppers and of course some good ol water... all in one. It was pretty decent regardless of what one might think and if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
This week we did a lot of walking around the town rather than using the car which was nice. We were able to meet with lots of people and share the message of the gospel, we have also been sharing about the resurrection and atonement more with people because the church has created a couple videos that focus on these things and we have been handing these special cards out like candy for the special occasion inviting people to go on and discover more and understand the true meaning of Easter.
Another thing we were able to do was go to Iron dale which is pretty far north as you can go in our area to help someone move. It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere but it was super pretty with all the nature and that kind of stuff . We also did our fair share of tracting this week as well. While doing so we met a lady who said she was a pagan (or however you spell it) so we were about to leave and asked her what that was and we got into a good discussion and now we are going to be meeting with her in the near future.
We also found a couple new investigators and were able to get back on track with another. The family we have been working with unfortunately didn't come to church but we are meeting with them one Tuesday so it's all good.
On Sunday something funny happened. So on Saturday or earlier on in the week we got a call from the member who usually teaches gospel principles and asks us if we can teach it so we say yes but we have no clue what we are teaching till we see what chapter is next in the book. So let's fast-forward to Sunday. A few minutes before we have to teach and I pop open the book and LO AND BEHOLD BUT WHAT SHOULD MY EYES SEE but my most favourite lesson-...... THE LAW OF CHASTITY. I was just like "dang!" So I show my comp and we walk into the room and he first takes over with a ton of confidence and starts talking about all the blessings that God has blessed us with and gives a really good summary and then says that another thing we've been blessed with is the law of chastity. He then turns and looks at me and that is the story how we winged teaching the law of chastity to a bunch of people in a little room with pretty much no prep but it turned out good in the end. A pretty good week in the end though.
Anyway I hope things are all good for you and that you truly remember the true meaning of the Easter season and Remember what Jesus Christ did for every single person who has ever lived. HE truly has overcome sin and death. In Mosiah 16:8 It says "That the grave should have no victory and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ." I invite you to share this knowledge with others by watching the video on mormonchannel.org
Peace out everybody and make it a great week eh?
Elder Toly from week 30.