Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Dear Family and friends,
My companion and I have been working a lot on finding. We have been going through our list of investigators and trying to see which ones we need to drop because they are not progressing or don't have a desire to meet with us. We have a few that we are working with who have said yes to being baptized but they have not set a date yet.
I have learned to recognize when the spirit is present and when it is not. There have been a few times in the past week where we have been teaching a lesson and it did not go well. On more cases than one it was because the people in which we were teaching were not open to listening to the things in which we are sharing with them. It is heart aching to know that you have a message that could change their lives and make it better but they don't want to listen to it.I know as missionaries we are to INVITE others to come unto Christ by helping the receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the End.
I am working on finishing to Book of Mormon by the end of the year I started is a couple weeks ago, it was a challenge given to us during a Zone meeting. In order to finish it we are reading 5 1/2 pages daily. As I have read to Book of Mormon I have learned so much. I was reading in 2 Nephi one of the Isaiah chapters, when Isaiah prophecies about Joseph Smith. It is incredible to read about it and to understand. We are told that the people in the last days will understand it the best, because they will see it unfold. As I was reading about Joseph Smith and I understood it I was surprised that I understood what Isaiah was saying. We have seen the words of Isaiah unfold in these latter days, and we can understand them because we have seen the unfold. I know that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the Gospel on earth today. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior and that though him we can repent and return to live with our Father in Heaven again. I know that he loves us and understand exactly how we feel. I know that the Book of Mormon is True and that it is another Testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the hand and power of God. I know that we can see our loved ones again after this life. I know that we are loved more that we can imagine b our Father in Heaven and our savoir Jesus Christ. I know that the priesthood is God's power on earth today and that it it to bless the lives of His children on earth today. I love you all
Love,Sister McGarry III