Wow. I am sure I have said this before but Wow! Time flies by so quick! It is probably because from dawn to dust we are busy busy busy. We walk allll day and its great! I have gone down 3 belt holes in my belt buckle! We are trying to get bikes so that we can see even MORE people in the day. That is our problem. We have so many people to see, there isn't even enough light in the week to see them all!
One of our biggest goals for the branch has been to set up a mid week! So far it has been a bit like pulling teeth... but we are on it! This week Elder Richards and I built a volleyball net! to go along with our Basketball hoop. It has been fun to see kids going and playing on our court.
I had THE coolest thing happen yesterday. Totally fulfillment of Doctrine and Covenant prophesy. We were meeting with some guys who are in Agona for a national service requirement to graduate university. So they are very educated but also very polite. One of them is Muslim but knows the Bible very well. We were going over the Plan of Salvation. Everything we said, he really agreed with, or that's also what his religion believed except for the big separator in our doctrine. That of the Divine Ministry of the Savior Jesus Christ. Our Muslim friend, Khalid, pointed a scripture in the Bible where it says A prophet will come who will die for our sins. He read that thinking Mohammad. Then it happened. Words started coming out of my mouth that I didn't know and couldn't back up! I said that the Book of Mormon had the same prophecy in it. Shoot! I had no idea if it was or not! I started going off on this and I cant even remember the words I said. I said I would have to go and come to find it (thinking I was going to have to read 1 Nephi to Moroni) and then right then. Bam. I opened up my scripts and read 1 Nephi 10:4 "A prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews- even a Messiah or, in other words, a Savior of the World".
Had I read that scripture before? Yes. Did I know that scripture was there? No. But was I able to use it when I needed it most? Oh yes. D&C 84:85 "treasure up in your minds continually the words of life and it shall be given to you in the very hour that portion meted unto every man"
I think I just got meted.
I always loved hearing stories like that. It truly happens!
Press forward in your faith!