Blog Peeps and those who are still listening after lots of month:
To sum up this week, I wish to speak of Christ. To sum up what I teach is this, We as humans all make mistakes, which weigh us down and cause guilt and pain. But we are also children of our Heavenly Father who loves us so much that he has prepared a way for us to be free from sin. By first having faith in His Son Jesus Christ. This faith is a belief, but also an action that moves us to change and do that which Christ taught us is necessary to be freed from this pain. This faith moves us to repent. Repent is a change of heart and attitude. And when we truly repent, we can receive the covenant of baptism to be truly forgiven and lifted up at the last day if we continue faithfully repenting until the end.
This is the formula. It is simple, but it requires our humility and trust in God. And this is what I teach. We have received from President a new way to start teaching new investigators and it literally takes what I wrote up there, a less than five minute review of the Restoration ( sort of like the one Mom gave from the stake conference broadcast) and the invitation to be baptized right there. Literally from the first moments we ask people to be baptized. Sounds crazy right? But guess what..... They accept!
And if they accept, we put a baptismal date right there and then. Crazy again right? haha but guess what, they also accept.
The Spirit teaches the truth when we speak in plainness. This is the doctrine of Christ; to have faith unto repentance, be baptized and continue enduring to the end until we shall inherit the kingdom of God.
I love the simplicity of this gospel and this week we reached our goal to have 5 investigators with a fechab (date), and we have 8 new investigators. God has truly blessed us and I am humbled to see His mighty hand working to bring His children home.
Like Nephi, I glory in plainness. Don't lose sight of the plainness of the gospel. God loves us and Hes prepared the way. I love you guys and I know that Jesus Christ lives and is waiting for us. May we all remember Him more.
Bubbles and lots of laughter,