Email time from Elder Klepacz. You know the drill, let's go.
So, what happened this week? Good question. Everything kinda blurs together and I don't know what happens when and stuff. As they say, the days are long but the weeks are short. We met a new guy to teach, which is sweet because our teaching pool has been in the toilet as of late. We were walking down a road, and this guy was up a different road and a bit out of the way, painting his roof. Elder Young got this impression to go talk to him, so we flipped around and started talking to him. He knows a recent convert family in our ward, which is pretty sweet, and he was interested in the Book of Mormon. We just told him that the crowning moment of the Book of Mormon was when Jesus Christ visited the Americas, and he asked what chapter that was in, so we left him a Book of Mormon and he said he would read 3rd Nephi 11 that night, so hopefully that leads to something.
What else happened? Again, good question. We had two different devotionals from President Ballard and Elder Christoffersen. One was a missionary devotional for the Northeast missions, and the other one was for members in the Northeast area. We missed like half the missionary devotional because we were too dumb to figure out the TV and had to wait for someone to come unlock the Clerk's Office so we could use the computer to watch it. It was still really good, and the member devotional was pretty fire too. One thing President Ballard asked of us is to pray for the country and the country's leaders, and to join the new movement on social media to pray for the country, so I challenge you to do that. Plus, they had a box of free books at the church when we went to the devotional, so I got an old Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants/Pearl of Great Price, and a book series from Joseph Fielding Smith about gospel questions, so that's pretty awesome.
A cool verse I found this week is Mosiah 27:9, which reads "And he [Alma the Younger] became a great hinderment to the prosperity of the church of God; stealing away the hearts of the people; causing much dissension among the people; giving a chance for the enemy of God to exercise his power over them." The part to pay attention to is the last sentence, which states that Alma the Younger gave Satan the chance to exercise his power. He didn't give Satan a guarentee that his powers would work, he just allowed Satan to work his powers through his actions. When Satan is exercising his powers over us, we can either allow those powers to draw us away from what we know to be true, or we can crush Satan's head underneath our heel, as it were.
Until next time my friends,
- Why they be disrespecting my mans like this?
- The coolest candlestick holder I've ever seen.