Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017

The pictures are awesome. i never have done the virtual reality thing or Topgolf so im jealous!! hahahah i really wish i could have watched you do the zombie apocalypse one hahahaha shucks.

Well another week down in the books and it was a rough one but we had some really good lessons! This week we have an investigator whose name is john and he has been taking lessons for 7 YEARS! Sooo he is frustrating to work with. We planned to teach the book of Mormon again but i knew that was going to do nothing haha We just went in there with a prayer in our hearts to know what to say and it was the most spiritual lesson ever. He is afraid of commitment and baptism. he says that its takes a while to decide but come on, 7 years! Yo, there’s something not right. he even comes to church every week. Really frustrating. Anyways, we went into this little room no bigger the mud room and sat down, got to the prayer then after the prayer i just sat in silence not knowing what to say. I ask him what he thinks is the reason he hasn’t gotten an answer and he gives us the baloney responses and i was like listen! Then stuff just started flowing out of my mouth. i shared a scripture somehow in 2 nephi 31 about entering into the gate which leads to the path and related it to him. Then I told him he doesn’t have to know everything about the church to get baptized. baptism is just the start to a long happy path. then asked him, do you have faith that God will answer your prayer? Do you really want to know if the Book of Mormon is true and he answered yes. Then I asked are you willing to act on whatever answer you get and he hesitated so i asked again and he hesitated and he gave a timid yes. He’s scared to be baptized so right then i had him pray and ask if the Book of Mormon is true.  We then waited in silence so he would get an answer. ended up waiting like 15 min just in silence and then this is the worst part! he just gave his baloney response that baptism takes a while. awh i was so frustrated but it was such a spiritual lesson.

"Neither take ye thought beforehand what ye shall say but treasure up in your minds continually the words of life, and it shall be given you in the very hour that portion that shall be meted unto every man" D&C 84:85 I know this to be true and i love missionary work! I have studied a lot about the plan of salvation and I’m reading Jesus the Christ and i love it. i stay up later than i should reading it and it just is awesome. I learn something new every time but also learned that man cant even comprehend the fullness of the plan of salvation, Shame. really wish i could but soo cool studying!!

Love you 
Elder Shaw

Well i attached a picture of a spider that i found and put my name tag up to it just for you to see how crazy big it was, just about died!

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