Monday, March 30, 2015

Letter #95 - " effectual door shall be opened unto you!" Palo Gordo, Guatemala

hello again

so it was a pretty good week.  we really started to look for people who the Lord has prepared for us, and as we looked we found them.  monday we were contacting by our house and no one wanted to talk to us but two or three of the people that we talked to told us we should try to visit a certain house, so we did. when we did we found a lady named brenda who is so cool.  she had a lot of questions so we helped her get the answers, she is reading the book of mormon and she came to church this week!! so that was really cool.  besides that we just always tried to talk to everyone and invite everyone and it is really helping.  we are also preparing for the general conference and we are hoping to bring a lot of people to conference so that they can hear the prophet and feel the spirit.  we are going to share this scripture with everyone we talk to (2 chronicles 20:20)

Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye propser.

besides that i would just like to share something that i learned this week.  i was thinking about what i could share to motivate the zone because we had a bunch of trials this week as a zone. that plus the attitude of most in the mission is that it is impossible to baptize in the mountains. as i was looking for what to share i found these scriptures.

D&C 112:19

Wherefore, whithersoever they shall send you, go ye, and I will be with you; and in whatsoever place ye shall proclaim my name an effectual door shall be opened unto you, that they may receive my word.

D&C 118:3

Let the residue continue to preach from that hour, and if they will do this in all lowliness of heart, in meekness and humility, and long-suffering, I the Lord, give unto them a promise that I will provide for their families; and an effectual door shall be opened for them, from henceforth.
1 Corithians 16:9

For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

i love how God promises us an effectual door that He will open for us so that we can do His work.  if we are with God we cannot fail.  i hope we use the effectual door of general conference to listen to God as He talks through His prophets and that we use this door to help people who arent members of the church to listen to the prophet and feel the spirit
answers to moms questions:
changes will be this week and i will be leaving. the last i have heard is that i will be going to the office to be with the assistants, (not sure if i will be an assist to Pres. or if i will just work with them until the normal changes).  ereiser has become impossible to find.  (FYI Ereiser is a young man Charlie and his companion found a couple months ago who was making great progress but was always afraid to get baptized.  He finally did commit, then cancelled and they have not heard from him since.  Charlie is super sad about it.)  sadly i wont be here when he gets baptized, but hopefully in a couple months the missionaries will teach him again and this time he will accept baptism and really do it! its really sad, but we have done all we can. the zone finished the month with 6 baptisms which for 10 missionaries in the mountains is very good.  and april will be even better for the zone!! the best service of the week was we helped build a house. there is a member who is having a house built and she asked us to help so all morning long we were mixing concrete and moving cinderblocks,  it reminded me of belize :) iim not sure what the funniest thing of the week was, im sorry im forgetting everything.  
well it sounds like the tourney in vegas was tough for sam and john but it was at least an excuse to travel :) well i hope everything is going well

i hope you have a great week


elder meyer