Monday, June 1, 2015

Week of the crazy

Dear Family and Friends
       This week has been very good and very weird! So Tuesday after I wrote you all (Ustedes) we went to visit some people and things kind of weren't working out, but we saw an investigator drive past us off the highway to his neighborhood. So we went and after trying some people we decided to go visit that investigator. We had a nice chat about his work and we decided to share with him the video Because He Lives (Gracias a que El vive) and he was very spiritual. He was like, "That was cool, I guess. Let me show you a video." We figured okay sure why not, (the last time we saw him his daughter was listening to christian music for kids, some very good stuff like primary songs and he said, "I only watch or listen to stuff which is uplifting or edifying to the faith." ) Well he pulls up this video, it was a person's depiction of Hell from what they had had dreams about from what Christ showed them.............
 I will say nothing more than this about the video The depiction of Hell it portrayed was vulgar at best and had more in common with the dark and dead ideas of Greek Mythology than pure Christianity or Judaism. It was not accurate to the Bible and I was appalled that he watched this video, and thought it was true. I was horrified and mortified. So it was an interesting evening, we ended up convincing him to pause the video and had a very good end to the lesson despite the video that he shared. We may stop visiting him as an investigator, depending on how our next lessons go and if he has interest in our message.
      Well to a happier note, we had a lesson with our neighbor. Her name is Sandi and she is a very sweet lady. She had had some questions about Joseph Smith because she had talked to missionaries a long time ago. We started out with the Restoration and it was very good, such a good lesson. I would say better discussion because she shared many insights and questions and thoughts that she had, and it was so cool!
      We went and saw a less active lady and shared with her the Articles of Faith and The Family: A Proclamation to the World because she had some questions and concerns about that. One of the quotes of the week comes from her it was, "Well Paul said ...... I don't agree with him on that I think he is wrong." So that is amusing we had the other quote of the week from a little kid, "Are you guys cops? You look like cops." 
      The following days we didn't have as many lessons per day, but we did have a good lesson each day. However on Saturday we went and visited with that less active again, and had dinner with her with some members we brought. That was good and then we went to a second dinner, and had a lesson with a Recent convert. That was good, then we went on splits with the Elders from the Seward branch, and had them come with us to lessons and that was good. I had a funny lesson with these two girls, one we had planned on teaching but her neighbor, who we have also taught decided to come over. So we were outside talking to these two teenage girls, and one's little brother, and it was like a high school class. They were all over the place, but it was good. Elder Searle thought it was great fun. He wants to come back one of the times we teach them. 
         Then yesterday, Sunday, we had a marvelous lesson with Sandi. It was so good. She had such great questions and we sat and talked to her for a long time before we started teaching, just being her friends. We taught two other people as well, and it was so neat to see each of these people's desire to come unto Christ.
         Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh, the Savior and Redeemer of the World. He has once again called a prophet on the earth to reach out to us and to tell us what we must do to follow Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that The Book of Mormon is also the word of God, and that Thomas S. Monson is our Prophet today on the earth. I invite all of you again to pray and ask God if this is true because you can know the truth of all things by the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit). I testify of the truth of these things, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Elder Logan Joseph Draper

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