This week has been another slow week in Gurabo. We've taught some really good lessons and found one or two people who might be interested in hearing our message. However, this past week has been really hard for some of our investigators. It seems Satan knows as well as we do that the people that we are teaching have the potential to become amazing warriors for the gospel of truth. He seems to be hitting our investigators at their weaknesses and stalling their progression. Hopefully, we can help them overcome and prepare to follow and receive our Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm learning though, that we as missionaries can invite and testify, but in the overall grand schemes of things they must exercise their agency and act. This is the beauty of God's Plan for us. We all have the ability to choose for ourselves and not be forced to make a certain decision. This is why we are here on earth. We choose God's Plan and rejected the awful plan of Satan. Anyways, we'll see what this coming week brings. We have Christmas Zone Conferences and a really cool activity planned on Saturday. Hopefully alot of new and exciting things to say next week.
So a few days ago I was reading in the Book of Alma in Chapter 30. This chapter is about when Korihor, the anti-Christ, comes into the people of Nephi and begins preaching false doctrine. Many people allow this man to wander around destroying souls, and corrupting men. However, when this Anti-Christ entered the People of Ammon, they bound him and took him to their chief judge Ammon. He then declared that this man be banned from their lands. It made me start wondering. Do we allow sin to wander around our lives and just take a few things here and there, or do we immeditately bind and banish sin like the Ammonites? Are we converted enough to have the courage and strength to get rid of sin, or do we simply try to ignore sin and allow it to overtake others? As we strive to become more like to people of Ammon, I know that we will find our homes, lives, and attitude a little happier and we'll be able to help others overcome sin and take control of their lives. I encourage each of us to be a little more like the People of Ammon and I testify we'll be happier!
Oh, so random story. Last Sunday, we were singing the opening him and I felt a tap on my shoulder. A brother handed me a note that said, "Elder Jensen, can you give a talk today? Someones not here who had a talk." So with about 5 minutes notice I tried to whip together a talk about the Purpose and Reality of our Heavenly Father. I don't think it was my best talk, but it certainly wasn't my worst either.
Anyways, I hope you all have an excellent week and enjoy the wonderful Holiday season where we spend more time with family celebrating the birth of our Savior and King. Happy Holidays!!