Hey everyone,This week has been a really good week. We have been struggling finding some new people to teach, but all is well. The Lord is blessing us for trying. We have one investigator that is progressing to baptism, her name is Christine. She is pretty cool, she has been investigating for over 20 years and now she says it is time to do it. She is super excited to do it. She came to church yesterday and has to come 3 more times until she can get baptized, so she should be getting baptized around the 1st of November. The sisters in our ward have been teaching this guy named Greg. He has severe cancer and only has weeks to live. It is sad that he is going to be passing soon, but his story will make anyone humble themselves before the Lord. He was raised up around the church, but his dad told him all of this anti stuff about the the LDS church. Then, he got cancer and some of his family members asked to have the missionaries give him a blessing. He felt the Spirit so strong that he started asking questions. This past week, he was told that he only had weeks to live and so our mission president told the sisters that he needs to get baptized and so now he is baptized! I know that Greg will do tons of work in the spirit world. I am so glad that he had an opportunity to find the the restored gospel before he passed. It is NEVER too late for anyone to find the gospel! The gospel is for EVERYONE, not just the elect! I hope all of you have a wonderful week and love you all!
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Hey everyone, this week has been a wonderful week of finding the people who the lord has prepared for this wonderful gospel. I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life so much this past week, it has been crazy! This week has just been awesome! I love this gospel. The subject I want to talk about for this week is the power of prayer and how when you think you are asking too much from the Lord he still will answer your prayers. We had a member talk to us about prayer and how he has learned to get his prayers answered. The question I want to ask is: WHAT DO I HAVE TO SACRIFICE TO GET MY PRAYERS ANSWERED? If you think about it, this gospel is all about sacrifice, but most of all the one that got sacrificed for us.
When we say our prayers, we close in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen, have you ever wondered why? It is because as human beings we are mortal and mortal bodies are subject to sin. We say that our words are worthy to reach Heavenly Father through his Son. Think about that for a minute. Then, think about the Atonement. If we didn't have the atonement, we couldn't even pray to our Heavenly Father, cause we wouldn't be worthy to. The atonement is everything in this gospel!! There is not a part of this gospel that the atonement is not a part of. Think about it in John''God gave the world His only Begotten Son'' just so we could even talk to him! Remember that when you are praying. Heavenly Father wants to hear from us all as much as we can, He loves talking to us! Use the atonement, it is truly the best thing in this gospel, it make this whole thing spin and keeps the church true!
The next thing I want to talk about is the Book of Mormon. In our mission, we have a goal to hand out almost 5000 Books of Mormon. We are truly trying to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon and help others gain the knowledge of the restored gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. The District I am in has a goal of 140 and we are praying every day to reach our goal and share the blessing of the Book of Mormon with as many people as we can! I would like you all to share your testimony with someone who is not a member of the church or with someone who is struggling with the gospel. Love you all and have a wonderful week!Love, Elder Hutchings