We had a great zone conference this week. It was special because it was my last one in the mission. I can't believe that time has gone so fast, and that that was my last one. It was really great. President Romeu gave a great training on the Book of Mormon. He said that the Book of Mormon is a great tool that we have to convert the people. He said that if the people tell us that the Bible is the only word of God, we should ask them if they have ever prayed to know if that was true. It was a really great strategy. He said that the Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ, and because of that it has a lot of spiritual power.
We were able to see that just a day before when we were teaching a person named Jim. He had a lot of faith in Jesus Christ and he was really active in his church. He said he really admired us for what we do, and He really admired the Church because he said it was so orgainized. What he didn't accept was the fact that we had more scripture from God. He loved the Bible and for him it was the only word of God.
We tried to explain to him that Jesus said he had other sheep that are not of this fold, and he must also bring them. We testified of the truthfulness of that. Even with that he didn't see the need. We showed him that the Book of Mormon clarifies a lot of doctrines in the Bible, like when Jesus said that the must be baptized to fulfill all righteousness. Even with that he still didn't see the need.
Finally, a small impression came to my mind to read 3 Nephi 11, when Jesus comes to visit the people in the Americas. We opened there and I began to read. The Spirit in that room was incredible as we read those 6 verses of scripture. I know that he felt the power of the Book of Mormon. After he said that he would read it, that he felt something different inside of him. We knew that it was the Spriit.
We are so happy to be here in the mission. I love all of the experiences I have had. I miss you all!
September 2016 - September 2018