Monday, October 27, 2014

White House Branch

This past week was really chill and a little bit more stressful, but that's b/c we had two more baptisms this past week! T. was baptized and also M.!! And they were confirmed on Sunday. As always, with baptisms, they both almost didn't happen various times, but it all went well!

Pretty much all we've done for this last transfer is work, work, work. And this past week we pretty much worked only with members. Also, we've finally got a lot of recent converts to work with and strengthen because when we showed up there weren't as many before, so we're also able to help them out.
Also, here's a quick spiritual thought from the Bible! This is the Old Testament, so don't *judge* me.
Judges 12:4-6

4 Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they said, Ye Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.  5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay;
 6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

So, team a and team b. Team a won, and team b was trying to cross over a river after losing. Team a caught people and killed them if they couldn't say the word correctly. So, applying this to missionary work, we need to teach people so that they know the words to be able to live, survive, and not die. It's always hard to learn these words because there's someone trying to impede us, Satan and worldly things that try to kill us if we don't know the things we need to know and have principles in our life that we need. Lots of people don't have the learning to know how to pronounce these things. So we need to do the missionary work to help people to be able to help people to survive in this world and to help ourselves too so that we don't say shibboleth. Also, We need to do missionary work so that 42,000 of our friends don't die.

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