Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 67--miracles continue

Oh man. Whatta week. We saw soo many miracles here in the dirty schwa (the locals name for it).

Monday- Our zone went to a trampoline park and it was so fun and we had a great time.

Tuesday- Went on exchanges out to Pickering with a greenie named Elder Martin Such a solid nice man from Arizona. We went by a former who tried bashing us saying he wouldn't read the Book of Mormon so we asked him a couple inspired questions and he just had no idea what to say and then we bore testimony and I almost cried while doing so and he felt it too which was pretty cool. We then contacted this guy who spoke almost no English and spoke Spanish so I pulled out some Spanish from good ol high school and had a basic conversation with him and gave a book of Mormon. Really cool and that was a little gift of tongues miracle.

Wednesday- Had a cool district meeting where we learned about listening and my companion and I put it together, That just like how we love our friends and family so much its because we know them and have taken that chance to know them and know their talents, their struggles and such that gives us that chance to grow our love and because God knows us perfectly: Our struggles, weaknesses, likes and dislikes, He has that ability to Love us perfectly as does the Savior and our job is to learn about both of them so we can develop that same love for Them.

Thursday- We met with our investigator who had the new years goal to find his spirituality. We brought our new convert who testified of his conversion, how he was struggling and was at a tough time in his life till he found the gospel and met with the missionaries. The Spirit was soo strong and the guy was so humble (humility is key). We taught the first lesson, the restoration and it was one of the top lessons I've been in. Amazing. Also we went by another investigator and we ended up teaching his friend as well.

Friday- We had another cool district meeting on companionship unity. After we got sushi so that was pretty pleasing. My stomach loved me for that. We then went on exchanges with some elders from Brampton. I got to stay here in Oshawa with the senior comp who is the assistant to the President. It so cool learning from him and just seeing how humble he was.

Saturday- While on Exchanges we taught the New year's resolution guy again and it was probably the most amazing lesson I've ever been in. We asked him last time to try praying and so we followed up and he said he has just been feeling so amazing since and can't describe it. He said it felt as though a haze had been lifted and he could see so much more clearly. He was feeling the Spirit and he had never felt anything really like it before. He had been searching for most of that year and just felt amazing. We taught the plan of salvation and it just went so well and he understood that trials were necessary and that he wanted to feel this feeling more and we told him about the gift of the Holy Ghost and how he can always have that feeling and committed him to be baptized for January 14 and he agreed. He was just so prepared and humble it was amazing. Probably the best lesson I've ever participated in. We also had a recently return missionary with us teaching. The Spirit was sooo strong. When he said the closing prayer, he said he was grateful for meeting us and for how much each one of us had grown just from the beginning of the meeting to the end. Amazing.

Sunday- We had fast and testimony meeting and so many people got up to bear their testimony of missionary work. So great. Thanks so much for taking a little time out of your life to see a little of mine.
 Don't forget to check out and see #lighttheworld Elder Jackson and I were on the website under the social media stuff!

Have a stellar week!

-Elder Toly

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