Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Doctrine of Christ, Teaching & Blessings

Well Hello All! 
So this has been a very busy week here in East Mesa. Our two wards that we cover have been really picking up with lots of potential so that has been really exciting. To start out the week we were able to find a lady that we had contacted a few weeks ago. Long story short she really wants for her and her son to come closer to Christ. So we actually taught her the Restoration message and invited her to be baptized this morning which was super awesome. It was a great experience and the spirit was definitely present in that home. We will be following up with her later this week and see how her experiences with the Book of Mormon have been. So that is one of the many great things that happened this week. 
​On Tuesday night i got a call that i was not expecting. As the phone rang and i saw that it was President Wheeler I had a mini heart attack. NORMALLY a call from him during proselyting hours is not a good thing, but he asked me to come to a Conference that would have some of the brothers form the Missionary Department of the church come and teach some of the Missionaries. So when i heard this i was really excited to be able to go. The conference was amazing we learned and relearned our purpose as missionaries. The simple things that we need to remember is Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End. Those simple things that we teach will change lives. Most of the concerns that people have will be resolved by those simple Doctrines. That Conference will stick with me for a while. After it was all over i truly felt edified by the spirit and i know the things that we can apply in missionary work. 

We had a great meeting with our investigators Kenyon and Niah this week as well. They both have been to church twice now and they seem to love coming. So when we met with them on Thursday we had talked to there mom about how she felt about them being baptized and she said that she was totally okay with it. We were so pumped and maybe she will have some interest in learning more as well! So we will probably set up a definite baptismal date this next week. Kenyon and Niah are awesome and they want to keep on learning so we are really excited about the! 
Well that's about all for the week today was great we went out and did some sweet thrift shopping and i picked myself up a couple of sweet ties. I have gained quite a collection of ties since being out here, i just love having them haha. On the more Spiritual side of things one chapter in the Book of Mormon that has come up a few times this week was Enos. I would encourage you all to read it this week it really sets the example of how we sometimes have to pray to our Heavenly Father. I know that true and sincere prayer will bring us closer to our Savior. Prayer is such a powerful tool that we can use. I love you all and i hope you have the best week! 

Elder Ben Kestner