testimony

Monday, May 4, 2015

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So this week I had an awesome experience.

Sunday morning started out having its ups and downs. The first house that we went to, our investigator came out all ready to go. That was such a rewarding experience, having him all ready to go to church with us. But after that, it seemed that nobody wanted to go to church with us. House after house, door after door, we got shut down.

We finally got to church and as you all know, it was testimony meeting. As we were waiting to take the Sacrament, I was thinking a lot about what we did wrong this week and how we were going to improve. I was very grateful to renew my baptismal covenants and draw closer to our Savior.

During the testimony meeting is when the highlight of the week happened. One of our recent converts got up and shared her testimony for the first time. It was such a powerful experience to hear her talk about the importance of prayer. She explained that for a long time she didn’t think that our message was real and that it didn’t have a lot of significance in her life. But as she prayed, she started to realize its importance. She explained that the only way that you can know if it’s true is get on your knees and pray.┬áMoroni 10:3-5.

Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.

And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Any by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

I am so grateful to be a missionary!!!

Love you all and hope all the Moms out there have a great Mothers’ Day!!!

Elder Wagstaff

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I’ll see you in a few days. Love you!

  • How’s your week been? It’s been pretty good. Always has its ups and downs, but it was good.
  • How does the literacy rate affect the work? Do you have many experiences with people who can’t read? Is it difficult for investigators who can’t read to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon? Do they struggle understanding or does the spirit testify more intensely? Most people here can read, but there are some that can’t. It can make it hard when we leave pamphlets, but we usually just explain it to them. It can obviously be a little bit harder, but the spirit does all the work.
  • How’s Elder R doing? What kind of family support does he have? How big is his family? He is doing good. His brother is serving in the DR. He has 3 other siblings. I just ask Jake (if Elder Rs brother is in his mission), but I guess we will find out. I am pretty sure he is in Santiago.
  • Have you had much trouble or seen many scorpions? We had a couple in our house in Sandino, but not a lot here.