One neat experience happened one day when we were driving around visiting potential investigators. We then felt that the next place we should visit was the Floods, a family who is a mix of active and less-active members. We showed up and were able to visit shortly with Sister Flood. She then told us that she has really been struggling lately with a lot of different trials and feels very stressed. She asked for a priesthood blessing, and we were able to express to her the love of her Father in Heaven and how much He desires to bless and comfort her. To make the experience even better, she ended up coming to Church yesterday, which is something that is very hard for her to do.
We also found a really neat couple named Buzz and Cher. We trying to find someone in our area book, who ended up not being home. As we were leaving, we saw a man outside across the street. We began talking with him, and he invited us inside. His wife then entered the room and started explaining how many of her friends were members of our church and she just LOVED every one of them. We sat down with them for a few minutes and explained a little bit about the Book of Mormon. They were excited and eager to read it, and enthusiastically took it. We are going backto teach them again. It was such a sweet experience to see people prepared by the people around them to receive the truth so willingly.
This morning, I was studying Lehi's vision of the Tree of Life. One theme that I had never paid much attention to was those people who were ashamed of the fruit of which they had partaken because of the mocking of those people in the great and spacious building. "For as many as heeded them, had fallen away." When we listen to the many deceiving and destructive voices of the world, it is almost impossible to remain on the path that leads to the Tree of Life. But we can follow the example of Lehi as it says in verse 33 of 1 Nephi 8: "And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange building. And after they did enter into that building they did point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of the fruit also; but we heed them not." When we listen to the sweet guidance and promptings of the Spirit rather than the loud and mocking voices of the world, we can never be led astray.
I love all of you, and I love this work!
The Church is True!