This week wasn't too bad, elder palmer's back rim went out of whack, so we had to borrow a bike from our investigator which wasn't any much better because it was a 1960 road bike and the seat on in wrecked my butt so we're getting a new bike today and hopefully we'll get that up and going with this week. We had a great time this week and saw miracles with our mini missionary. We were really able help him understand what missionary work really should be and how to be a 4th missionary. (4th Missionary is in reference to a talked called the 4th Missionary.)
A fourth missionary's attributes are:
* Obedient and worthy
* Total surrender
*Disciple of Chirst
*Measure of success from within
* His predominant desire is to do what the Lord wants him to do.
We were able to talk to a lot of people and it was sad though to see people's idea of what good is, being this thing of nothingness and that we are God's puppets and our lives are just a game to him. I love the gospel so much because I have yet heard of a church that teaches the kind of hope of a better life than we do. We were able to meet this sweet lady who didn't know much about religion, proclaimed to be Catholic but had no doctrinal reason behind her faith. Which worked out great for us because as we taught her the restoration and a light bulb clicked in her head and as she just loved the concept of The Book of Mormon. I've been recently studying the New Testament, it will be my first time ever really reading the new testament which is good because I feel guilty saying I know the bible, even though I most likely do know more than most Christians. The gospel library has been such a huge help with the understanding the New Testament. God blesses missionaries having these iPads. In my studies of the New Testament I found reasons why we study the gospel and why it's so important. "15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) P.S. All those who read this please pray for Tom Carr and Brain Parrish both are wanting to be baptized and can't because of medical problems and both want to and can't quit smoking but are struggling. They just need that extra boost to get to the waters of baptism.
Love Elder Herdt!