Called to serve in the Adriatic North Mission.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hi everyone!
Short one this week.
Highlight: yesterday we were approaching people by the lake and a man totally came to US and asked us what we believe. He said that he saw us talking to people and knew we were Mormons and thought to himself, If they walk by me I will talk to them. And then we walked by him! He met the missionaries a couple years ago, but he told us that back then he wasn't in the same place spiritually that he is now, and that he wants to know what we believe. We talk about a myriad of different things, with him asking questions the whole time, and came to the conclusion that this man is already a Mormon, just without the essential element of having been baptized as such. He knows the Bible and loves it, and lives the doctrines in it. He is a truth seeker and said he will read the Book of Mormon, and if God tells him that it is true he will join our church! Smartest man I've ever met.
I've come to appreciate the ability to receive personal revelation more than any time before. I love that in our church we know that God still speaks personally and individually to us, His children. I have been reading in the Book of Mormon, towards the end, when the prophet Mormon is telling us in our day that God has not ceased to be God. In the Bible it says that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and so Mormon reasons that if God is unchanging, then why would he cease to perform miracles and revelations among His children? The answer is that He hasn't. I know that He continues to bless us in the same ways that He blessed His followers of old. I know that we can find answers to our personal, specific questions through studying His word and through prayer. I know that if we ask God, having faith and a sincere desire to know, if something is true or right or if we ask Him to help us, that He will answer us. That He will help us. That no matter what we do or who we are, that His love is present and unfailing, and that His arm is reaching out continually. It's us that pull back from Him, and not the other way around.
I wish you all a wonderful week, and I hope more than anything that you are happy!
Fraza dana:
Sretno! (sret-noe) -- Literally, "happily" or "luckily", but they use it as a way of saying "good luck!" Also sometimes just used as a parting "goodbye".
Vaša Sestra

Sister Durfee did my hair real fancy on Friday!

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