Monday, August 4, 2014

Spidy and the Cops!

Does God Actually Care About You?
Your Heavenly Father loves you perfectly.  He will answer your prayers in His timing and His own way, but He will always answer.
 Many of us have wondered if God knows us or if He even exists.  Todd was someone who made fun of people who thought God was real, and so he was not surprised when he did not receive an immediate answer to a prayer.  Two years after his fervent prayer Todd recieved an answer.  The answer he recieved was that God does exist and He wants you on His side today!
"Regardless of our current state there is hope for us.  No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us." - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Last week I talked about the flat I live in.  Here is a picture of the Mansion!

The picture I was sitting in front of last post was a hospital. Also to explain the picture of elder Smith and I sitting was a picture of us at the bus stop waiting until a guy came by and told us the bus was not running. We ended up having to walk an hour and forty five minutes to get home The police had blocked off the roads and police tape was everywhere.  It was around 9:00-9:30 pm and we didn't get home until 10:45. We hadn't eaten anything and we were so tired and hungry when we did get home. We found out latter that someone had hit a policemen and then ran so A man hunt was going on. That's why the bus wasn't there. The policemen has a spinal injury but is recovering. The guy that hit him turned himself in.

Elder Brown being Manley

This week was even more interesting than last week! We had a lot of miracles, were able to get member involvement for nearly every appointment we had, and some of them were a direct result of praying for inspiration when we really needed it. God blessed us with the inspiration we needed each time, and we had great success! We have a new Baptismal date we picked up this week, T_. She is super solid! She was a former investigator, who we called up and she answered on the first try and we set an appointment for a few days later. She said she had just been thinking about missionaries right before we called! We met with her twice this week, taught her the restoration, half of the plan of Salvation, and the Word of Wisdom! She accepted and understood everything very well, and has a baptismal date for the 30th of Aug 2014! She fasted with us on Sunday for her to be able to give up smoking and coffee by the 30th and to be ready for baptism. She came to church and had a great experience in testimony meeting, and learned a lot in gospel principles! We are really excited for her, and are going to teach her tomorrow about the rest of the Plan of Salvation and about Temples and Family History.

I have had some intense moments, crazy experiences, and hilarious situations nearly everyday in this area! Man the experiences we had taught me a lot, and I reflect on the things I have learned a lot as well. I keep learning so much! We decided to start doing video journals together. You will literally have hours of fun from us this week! I figured you guys would enjoy feeling a bit closer and more informed on my experiences, and I hope it increases your faith! 
We are pretty tired in some of them! In each video we say the date first thing, so you will know what order they are in. We started on the 25th of July and have done one each day.

We got flogged a couple of times (this means are appointments cancelled on us) but then ended up with 3 new investigators all on the 30th of July. We also had a great water gun fight with some kids from a family we had a dinner appointment with.

The other Elders here are Elder Piseth from Cambodia and Elder Cooper from Northern California.

 I got a letter from the hospital telling me they couldn't find anything, but they still want me to come in for a follow up consultation.

 Here are a few pictures for you.

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