2 Nephi 22:2

2 Nephi 22:2

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 16, 2015-Prayer

This last week had some very good days. last Wednesday we had our Zone Conference. Well now i think of it more as zone meeting with the President there. Because it is only one zone instead of two or three. Its lame this way because it was always nice to get to see some of your old buddy's in other zones, but what can you do?  At the meeting we learned allot of great things. One of the things we learned is a new way of how to teach. The way we learned is that we should just use the pictures in the pamphlets. Its a very simple way to teach it seems like it might not work, but it does! Its so simple we might think it is to easy, but is not the Gospel simple and easy to understand? That is the lovely part of the Restored Gospel, is the simplicity of it. I believed that this way would work and it did!

So on Sunday we went over to see our investigator named Franklin Acosta. He is a 17 year old boy who is from Honduras. His story is cool. He does not speak any English because he got here like a month ago. He walked for 3 months from Honduras to get here to america to work and help his family. He works all day in construction. Its crazy to see how people will do anything to get here. But this was our second lesson with him and we taught the Gospel to him. We used the pamphlet of this lesson to teach him. I thought at first it was going good, but then about 3/4ths of the way through I started to rethink and almost changed the style. But i did not, I just kept teaching the way I learned. Then with that faith to keep going we saw the blessings. He opened up completely, telling how he told God that if he got to America he would find his way to him, he then said how he wants to be an example to his family so they can come closer together and follow correct paths. The whole time he was just crying saying this is what he wanted. So we extended the date for the 21st of March for his baptism and he excepted. I am so excited to be able to teach him and help him keep his promise to god. Plus he is living with a Super solid member so he will have help there as well :)

Also on Saturday Josie was able to get baptized! The lady from Puerto  Rico that elder Roberts and I started teaching in Lawrenceville. She was able to keep that date we had extended and was able to be baptized on Valentine's day. Im super happy for her! She was so prepared it was incredible. Sadly I did not get to go to the baptism but either way she was able to come unto Christ. So in the end I will be able to see her on the other side. Also the other family I taught for 3 months over there is going to finally get baptized next month. So I am just super excited! and one more thing. Last year in my first area Elder Henson and I found a lady named Liliana she came to church 3 times and then I left the area, she did not get baptized then because she had to work to much and then she moved and they lost her. But I just found out the elders there knocked into her new house and got her back to church and she and her family are getting baptized next month as well. It just comes to show we are always planting seeds no matter whether we get to see the fruits or not they will always come. 

Con Una Sonrisa
Elder Lamb         
p.s.  I am in the Norcross area, Im not the district leader over here. Its really weird to go from Spanish leader thing, district leader, senior comp, and the designated driver so basically go from allot of responsibility to not being any leader, Junior comp and just riding passenger. Its been really weird. 

Will you pray for Vedel, especially that he will get a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I would appreciate it allot!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

February 2, 2015

This week was a good one, It started off really strong on Tuesday when we were going around knocking doors and talking with people. We went to a neighborhood of one of our members because we knew there was allot of Hispanic people that lived there. Now that i look back at it we actually had a really good day knocking. We were able to share a decent amount with all of the people we meet knocking. The wierd part i think is about 80% were teenage kids. And it is really weird for me to teach people that are still living with parents. Because most the parents just shut down everything. We also meet a JW guy that was nice and we talked with him for a few minuets. After being in that area for a while we went and decided to go check and see if this less active still lived on the street were this other member does. So we went and the person did not live there any more so we decided to just keep knocking the second door we knocked he told us some Hispanic people lived in this house on the corner. so we went to knock it. But as we got close i just could not see any signs that it was Hispanic or anything. So i asked my comp if we should knock it or some other door. But we decided to just knock it. So we did and this lady answered the door. we told her we were sharing a message of Christ. She told us she was busy because her husband was sick. I for some reason asked her if we could help in anyway or do anything for them. She then asked us if we could come pray for him. We ended up teaching briefly the restoration and ended up giving him a blessing. He had been hit in the eye with a line drive hit from a softball. His face was super messed up. But we ended up going back last night and shared the Book of Mormon with him and he is excited. 

Then on Saturday we had prayed where we should go knock doors and we felt we should go to two places. The first was Chelsea ln and the other was a apartment complex. So we could not find the complex on the GPS for some reason so we ended up just going to the other place. We knocked and only had to really awkward Spanish contacts, some guy that does not believe in God and one really cool Hispanic lady. But she is not interested. So we were like " what the heck" so we felt and then later that day we got a referral from the English sisters and guess where it was from, yep that same place we were. so that was cool. Then later we decided to try to go visit these less active/ recent converts. And guess what! as we pulled into the complex it was the same one we had been looking for earlier! Its crazy how the lord can lead us if we will just follow the impressions we have. 

I love being a missionary and being able to see so many little miracles. Some times they can be hard to see when allot of other stuff is going on but if we will just focus on what we have we will never lack anything. 

Its really cool to see how what you do and missionary work has in common. I was thinking about that the other day and I think it teaches me I need to be better at getting referrals from people and keeping track of them.  

Con Mucho Amor
Elder Lamb     

P.s. me and some of the member kids had a selfy photo shoot. :)