Monday, March 3, 2014

Subject: Oi! Whats That?!? Letter 03/03/14

Dearest Family,
It has been another great week here in Libagon! We have found a couple new investigators that have a lot of potential to progress and we are so excited for them. Sister A. was given a Book of Mormon before the storm and then she ended up in Tacloban for the storm but anyways she read the Book of Mormon the night before Typhoon Yolanda and she found strength in it and so she has read it everyday since. So we taught her once and she was super receptive. It was neat sharing my experience with her about the typhoon. There is so much power in the Book of Mormon. The other one was Brother E. He works in the Libagon Assessors office and is super smart. He has done a lot of research about religion on line and so he wanted to hear it from us before he believed it from the internet. He has a lot of really good questions and claims that he just wants to listen and "observe" but we hope we can help him feel the influence of the spirit and progress. He would be an amazing leader in the church and more importantly the Gospel could bless his life so much. We were teaching him about the Restoration and we taught about Joseph Smith and how this is the Only True Church and so he said, "So you're claiming that this is the only True Church." We replied "yes." He paused for a moment and then we asked, "Do you trust your Father in Heaven?" And he then looked up and said "Okay, He is who I will take this quesiton too" (we had already taught about praying to know as well). It was a really neat lesson and I can't wait to follow up with him.
We went on exchanges this week with the Zone Leaders and so I stayed in Libagon with Elder M. and Elder O. went to Sogod with Elder S. It went really well and I learned a lot. Elder M. and I taught a returning member family and it's amazing how strong they are already. They even gave us a referral and they came with us to contact the referral after our lesson. So we went over to the referral and it was a family and there were a ton of people including kids. So I just started introducing the Plan of Salvation because I had run out of Restoration Pamphlets and it was so cool. Then Elder M. just distracted the kids while I wrote down names. When we were ready to leave we knew there was no way that we could get rid of the kids unless we ran. So Elder M. gathered all the kids together and said we were going to do a magic trick and so he pointed behind them and said "Oi! What's that?!? and they looked and we ran. (Don't worry, everyone thought it was hilarious.) This was on Thursday and Elder O. and I went back to teach them on Saturday. We preached to about fifty people. It was insane. Now it is our goal just to go back and teach those who are interested in our message with their families. 
Anyways. The work here is going so well. We have so many people to teach right now and so it's just a matter of helping them progress and truly convert. Miracles happen every day and I have noticed that this week. We are so blessed to be members of this Church. Never forget your potential. We are heirs of God. Joint heirs with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18 I love verse 18; the trials we face now don't even compare with the blessings that await. 
I love you all so much and I am so grateful for your love and support. Keep the Faith and may peace be the journey.
Love Elder Lowe

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