Thursday, February 5, 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

We had a training meeting about finding people to teach that really revolutionized the ways we approach people. As I mentioned last week, we have stopped saying that we are missionaries from our church. We are not saying we are sharing a message either. Instead we do what we can to ask people a question, such as what is important to you or what do you think about Jesus Christ. There are still people who do not want to talk since it is obvious that we are missionaries and clearly want to share something, but they are people who truly are not interested. This new way helps people to think and to see that we are not trying to force things upon them. Missionaries discuss all the time about finding the elect or the people who really are prepared and who are willing to hear and try the message. It is those people we must focus on not the people who will not give us a chance or the people who will never do anything and therefor exercise faith.

The gospel truly is something that has helped us and that answers the questions of the soul. I am grateful to be able to bear testimony to people. I know that this work is true. We had a pretty heavy windstorm on Thursday with hurricane speed winds. We were totally fine and stayed inside most of the day since people were asked to stay inside by the city. It is still pretty windy, which makes it feel much colder than it actually is. We will actually not be having the family history activity on the 14th because not enough people can come. Also we were unable to teach anyone this week since people were unable to meet, but I am very excited to keep applying this new finding method. I know that there are people being prepared to receive the gospel. I know that this work is true and that Heavenly Father is watching over all of us. All are precious to Him. The Norwegian word of the week is Å Blåse, which means to blow or to be windy.

Elder Ankenman

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