Monday, September 22, 2014

Sorry About Last Week! (Sept 21)

G'day all! Please forgive for last weeks craziness... (Gabe here--Elder Sargeant didn't get to send us a regular e-mail last week hence no post from last week!) we had a jam packed day that didn't stop.

We were able to go with a member of our ward to a place called Freycinet National Park. It was one of the most beautiful spots I've ever seen as a missionaries in Australia. Tassie has the best places to go visit I reckon.


However, this week was pretty good. It had a bit of ups and downs and that's okay.

To start, Ebbi and Jeff are doing well! They've been coming to church and are so fun. Last Sunday, Ebbi dropped a SpongeBob Square Pants quote in the place and it was hilarious. Never heard one in Gospel Principles.

She has committed to give up coffee and smoking on 2nd October so PLEASE KEEP HER IN YOUR PRAYERS!! We know she can and it's been amazing seeing the Lord bless her and work with her in her attempts to follow Him. Jeff is always a boss. Quiet dignity. That's the one. They're awesome.

We've been helping our recent convert Daniel also who has been struggling as of late. He's found some solace in his indexing! INDEXING IS LEGIT!! Family history is awesome, and he is doing so well with it.

Our new investigator named Ryan came to church, loved it, and then had a scary moment with us! He was visiting with missionaries from another church and they were tearing down everything we'd been teaching him, telling him that he shouldn't have us back. He told us and so we called him. I was able to have him see that we just wanted to help him grow his faith and we'd love to come and visit him. He agreed.

What happened next was nothing short of the Power of Heavenly Father and the Spirit.

We went by at 2:00pm on Wednesday. We showed up and decided to just listen to him and let him know that we were there for him and him only. We read a bit out of the Book of Mormon about the Spirit and how to recognize it, and then we decided to watch the Restoration video.

At the time where Joseph prays and has his experience in the grove, Ryan had tears in his eyes, and a feeling burning in his bosom. Sean, another recent convert, was there as well and Ryan committed to come to church and continue learning from us. He is the man. I LOVED seeing him feel the spirit and knowing that he was indeed on the right track. It was a testimony builder to me for sure.

It was a great week. Many growing experiences, and HEAPS of feeds from members. Spring time is coming! WOO!!!!!

Sorry again about last week. Won't happen, intentionally, again!

I'd love to invite those that read this to try something: if you've been struggling in your prayers, or haven't ever prayed... give it a go. You can ask any question, any thought that comes to your mind and find peace and comfort and answers. Try praying out loud and I promise you that God will answer your cry. You will be heard, and you'll find a renewed sense of belonging and new sense of purpose. Then, act on the feelings and thoughts you get!

Love you all! 

-Elder Sargeant

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