Tuesday, August 24, 2010

e-mail 8-16-10

Adams Family,
Well this sucks! I just typed a whole email and when i was going to send it the thing was erased! So now I don’t have very much time to email, so this weeks email will be short. Sorry

Well this week was a good week. We had some good lessons with our investigators. We taught Francis Mensah about baptism and he didn't agree at all with infant baptism and a few other things. He is a very smart man and uses his own intelligence rather than looking to God for answers so things are going to take a long time with him. I read a talk this week by Orson F. Whitney titled Built Upon The Rock. In his talk he explains how Christ’s church is different than ever other church under the sun because Christ’s church runs directly off of revelation from Jesus Christ himself. If the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does something it is because Christ himself has so commanded. It talks a lot about how we don't do things today because the Jews were commanded to do it in the bible, but we do things because it has been revealed through a prophet. You should look up the talk it is sweet. Anyway I told that all to Francis in one form or another and told him that it will be impossible to accept these things unless he receives his answer through prayer. The human mind can't determine truth, but God can through heart felt prayer. He then told us that he had decided to be an investigator of the church until Dec 2011 haha. He's a character. We had another investigator named Erick Gordon who had an answer to his prayers through, what else, a dream. He had a dream that he was in a pool of water or a big tub thing, which of course I interpreted to be a baptismal font. Then he had another dream that he was standing in our church service a member of the church. He wanted me to interpret it for him, so of course we used it to our advantage and told him that he has been told he needs to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So he will be baptized in the next three weeks. He is a real humble dude.

Now church yesterday was very interesting. We had 9 investigators at church which was sweet. But the funniest thing happened. I sat next to someone from the stake in church and observed him while he was taking notes about the Moree Ward. He made a few notes about the ward on his paper of things that we needed to improve on, and some other notes, but nothing serious. Then the craziest woman in our ward, like she is insane in the head, got up at the end of sacrament to give the closing prayer. Her prayer lasted like 8 minutes long and that is not an exaggeration. And she was shouting at the top of her lungs. Think of all those crazy churches that think they speak in tongues and they just stand there and shout as loud as they can while praying so that everyone can hear them. That is exactly what she did. It was so bad. All of Moree could hear. Then after about 5 min in the whole ward started laughing, including me I couldn’t help it. Then I looked at the stake rep and he just shook his head and walked out, haha. It was bad, but it was hillarious. Bishop Otoo was so mad!
Well anyway the week was a good one, but nothing real special other than that I feel impressed to share. Thanks for all the emails every week it is nice to hear how everything is going back home. Everyone is busy and only getting busier. I love you and remember you in my prayers many times a day. Thanks for all the advice and support. Take care until next week and I can’t wait to hear from you again.
Love Elder Adams
ps. I am working on some photos to send home but I am using Elder Browns camera so it will take small time. I will send photos in a few weeks.

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