Well we met with a Scottish woman this week. She was an old simp of the other sorelle. She is from Scotland so she speaks english. We began with the Plan of Salvation because she had already been taught the Restoration. She is super into the Bible and the 10 commandments and is a member of the church of Scotland. She said she wanted to meet with us so that she could know about the Mormons before she spoke ill of them... how thoughtful..? haha nah its cool. So we started teaching the Plan of salvation but she had told us in the beginning that she found the idea of the Book of Mormon difficult and halfway through the spirit led us to testify of the importance and the truthfulness of the Book. So she was like giving us all these things like its to small to read and its in old english and I don't understand, and so we were just testifying over and over and then finally i felt prompted to say "I am sure you are wondering why we care so much that you read the BOM? I'm here to tell you that you say your goal is to understand the Mormons, this is the best way. We can teach you everything but if you want to know us best you can read and pray about this book." and she was like "okay. ill do it". that was awesome.
We were feeling discouraged this week because we dont have very many investigators and then we had a day where we just ran into all of these people we have good friendships with. We realized that even if we are not sitting down teaching lessons we can help bring them closer to Christ by just being their friends, and maybe one day they will want to hear more about our message. So we have a list of friends rather than an investigators but we are excited about this and we love these people.
Someone from English course told me my Italian was getting better. (its a miracle)
We got let into someone's house while following up on some casa to casa we did a few weeks ago. Its a pregnant woman and she was so nice and we talked for a while and she told us we can come back again! :)
We had Zone Conference!! It was so fun and so inspired!
Okay so at ZC we were talking about being unafraid, and the Assistants shared the story of David and Goliath and specifically for me a part that stood out was 1 sam 17:47 where it says "and all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's and he will give you into our hands." and then they gave us other scriptures to look up, one of which was Deut 20:3-4 "and shall say unto them, Hear o Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For the Lord your God is He that goeth with you to fight for you against your enemies, to save you."
Ahh how awesome is that. Like you picture yourself dressed in armor or walking into the battle and standing off at the front line you need not fear! Because it isnt your weaponry or your army size or your skill that matter, its the fact that behind you is the Lord, the almighty, to stand firm and strong against your enemies and to save you. We don't need to be afraid and we don't need to feel like we're fighting the battles of this world alone.. the battle is the Lord's and he goes against your enemies with you to fight and to win.
(For those of you who have read the mortal instruments book series) : Also i found the PARABATAI scripture. its 1 sam 18:1-3