Date

November 29, 2017

Area

Hastings

Companion

Elder Tokoragi

Ex-Convicts and Grand Prix Champs

Hello friends and family from all regions of the earth! As I was thinking about it, I realized I have someone on almost every continent that reads these emails. Pretty sick I'd say!

This week was pretty good, but mostly just flew by so quick. It was like I blinked and it was Wednesday. I'm just hoping I don't blink and turn 90.

We found some really cool friends this week! First, we met Peter, who was in prison for 15 years. He said that in prison he realized how much he had "embarrassed God" with the decisions he had made. When we told him his sins could all be washed away he was so anxious to be baptized! He's really turned his life around and just wants to serve God. He's such a humble man.

We also met a man named Paul this week. He won the Great Britain Amateur Chess Grand Prix a couple years ago, and is such a logical man. He invited us over and from the moment we got there he was telling us why our religion was wrong. We were just pretty silent because he was like a genius, and I had no idea what to say. When he finally stopped telling us why his church was right and ours was wrong, I just had the thought to say "So God has told you all of this is right?" So I did, and he looked puzzled and said “Actually, no I've never asked Him.” We then testified of the truth of the Book of Mormon and told him God would tell him if he asked. He said he would ask, and then he came to church the next day! It was so amazing to see him there! We're going to see him the next two days! Miracles! He's such a nice man.

This week I read a talk by L Whitney Clayton of the 70 called “Whatsoever He Saith Unto You, Do It.” My favorite part is when he said:

"When we trust and follow Him, our lives, like water to wine, are transformed. We become something more and better than we ever otherwise could be. Trust in the Lord, and 'whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.' "

SO SICK, and so, so true. Trust in Him and he WILL change your mind, heart, thoughts, and actions to bless your life! I love Him so much for changing me for the better. It's such a privilege to be proclaiming HIM!

I love you all so much! Thank you for your love and support! God save the Queen!

Elder M

Photos:
1. The legend, Peter, himself!
2. Best blanket in the flat
3. Paparazzi snagged this one while we were strolling to a lesson




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