Sunday, February 23, 2014

Meeting A special Witness Of Christ

 Getting the opportunity to shake hands with and listen to Elder Nelson speak was great! It was a long 24 hours of riving, but it was well worth it! He is a funny man. He and his wife gave excellent talks. Elder Nelsons was more of a training than a talk. He asked a few people to come up for him and answer some questions. It was great!  
  This week we were able to help Sylvie tear up her carpet and put hard wood floor in! She is our investigator by the way. We had on of the members of the District presidency (in our branch), Our Branch President, Elders Quorum President, our Branch Mission leader, and several other brothers in the ward there all working and offering service. We planned to be there for a a few hours. It ended up being a 7 hour job! ha. Even with all of us there! It was quite the service project! We had fun though, it was a good time. It was all good and finished looked great when we were done! Sylvie even cooked us lunch too! A little "Barby" as they say here. Or BBQ as we say in America! ha. 
   We had President Howes new 2nd counselor in the mission presidency come and speak in Sacrament yesterday. WOW is all I have to say. He is an exceptional & god-loving man. A fantastic member of the church. It was great to meet him. 
   My core experience with gods this week... hmmm... I was thinking about that this morning and I couldn't figure it out. I finally decided that God is trying to tell me something or teach me something and that I do not know what it is. Something needs to change, but I am not sure what. I am trying to be as obedient as I possibly can. At times, due to others choices & peer pressure, it can be difficult. I am trying to be the best example to all that I can be. I want to have the Holy Ghost with me always! I know I do not though. I am seeking and monitoring why. Trying to discover what is holding me back. So I do not know what the Holy Ghost would have me do today. I assume Missionary work; teach and find new investigators. So that is what I will try to do!
  I am trying to improve my teaching by just letting them talk. For so long I have been listening and just tried to make the lesson "Yep, uh-huh,"then move and  make it GOSPEL GOSPEL GOSPEL! It doesn't work though. We were with a  member at a teaching appointment and the next day he asked, "Do you think she will be baptized on this day? We both knew the answer was ""no." We then saw her again this week. I just talked to her, and let her decide when the next appointment was, and things like that. I still kept the lesson a bit roped in, talking about what we planned on, but she was much happier and easier to teach. Sometimes people just need to go their course. 

I love you all! Thank you for your support in anyway you have given and do give me. 

   Elder Ford

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