October 1, 2018




Äldste Spencer Ashford

Fasting brings Miracles

So hey everyone you won't believe this, but I don't have much time again... Äldste Ashford bought a suit so that took some time, but it looks really good!! Thank you for all the prayers. We've been feeling them this week!
So this week was seriously just awesome and sadly I only have time for a few highlights. 

On Saturday we had our monthly Chill Kväll and there were so many people there!! We had a few returning members along with some friends of members who have been coming to church the last couple weeks. Everyone had a great time and we ate kurdish food which was amazing!

I also had the opportunity to go on splits with Äldste Olson! He is younger than me in the mission! It was so cool and I realized that I know how to missionary I think! I learned so much from him though and I tried to work on delegation and giving him chances to grow and improve his Swedish :) 

Remember Fredrik, the guy with the family that reads bible stories to his children? We set up to meet him this Thursday at 6 :) Super pumped.

So lots of miracles happened on Sunday.  It was Fast Sunday and I fasted for a faith building experience and that's exactly what I got.  As I was playing the hymns as usual, a woman and her three kids just walked into the church! She had seen the sign outside that said visitors welcome and she believes in Christ, so she just felt like she needed to come in! We were able to talk and get to know her, give her a Book of Mormon and get her number! She wants to meet and learn more and she even wants to come to General Conference which is going to be broadcast here next week! MIRACLES.  But that's not all.  We set some inspired goals to give out two Books of Mormon and get a return appointment.  After a member meal we didn't have much time left for the night, but felt like we needed to go to a certain area.  After going by a few people that said we could come by another time (none of them were interested unfortunately...) we decided to just do a few more doors even though we were basically out of time, but we went anyways because of the spirit, ya know? But there was a super nice woman who recognized us as Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we had a great discussion about opposition in all things and agency and were able to give her a Book of Mormon and told her to read 2 Nephi 2. We were able to reach our goals of 2 Books of Mormon and a return appointment and my faith has been strengthened so much! (1 Book of Mormon and return appointment with the woman that came to church, 1 Book of Mormon with the nice woman).

I know that God listens to our prayers and that he loves each and every one of us! I have such a strong testimony of fasting and how after we show God that we are willing to sacrifice and be teachable, he will answer our prayers!! 

We have Zone Conference tomorrow and then GENERAL CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! I'm going to be spiritually reked but its the best feeling.

Have a great week!
Äldste Nathan Balls


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