Elder Kyle Shannon :)

Elder Kyle Shannon :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Why Don't You Understand?

Kia Ora 

Well This week was build ups. And what I mean by that is the week was a let down. So Last Monday we had that FHE with our investigators. It didn't go the way we hoped. We always take our ward mission leader with us to build the fellowship. Freak the dude just talked the whole time and didn't give us any time to share anything that would help them. It was so annoying. Like it was algood talking and stuff but he just talked to long. So when we set another appointment with them on Thursday. 
So we go on Thursday. We get there and we told them we were going to teach the Restoration. And they have been taught every lesson about 4 times in  the past few years. And they are very bible oriented people. So the first question that arises is about Joseph Smith. "Where is Joseph Smith in the bible? Why Joseph Smith? Isn't there someone else who new more about Jesus Christ?" They wanted proof other than the book of Mormon. But the answer to that question is the book of Mormon. So it was super tough and we didn't really know how to respond. They just kept asking question after question. We had some good discussions but it just wasn't getting through to them. So we didn't really accomplish anything with them. But when we got to our car we started talking about how it went and my companion and I both said we had other things we wanted to bring up but they went to fast for us. It was so frustrating. We wanted to tell them that in order to know the truth you have to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. And if it is true, than Joseph Smith is a prophet. But we didn't get the chance to say it. So using our 3 years of experience we came up with a plan for tonight when we go see them. They want to learn but just struggle gaining the faith and trust to do it. Maria is ready for baptism. She is very involved in Sunday school which is cool and really loves it! She would be such a good member. Its just her husband that can be kind of an egg. But they really like having us over. They are just scared to do anything. So hopefully tonight we can see some progress. So that's Maria & Julius. 
Ma'u our other investigator is the man. He is 9 years old and just loves having us over. He is super funny. He is getting baptised on the 20th so we are excited about that. Also this last week we went on trade off with the zone leaders because one of them was sick and they had some important appointments to go to so I went with One of them into there area. That was good. Friday we did a service project for like 4 hours. All the elders in the zone helped paint a house. It was pretty fun. It just took ages. 
Our morning workouts are so cool. I love it because I'm learning how to box and I feel like I'm jacked afterwards. It builds you upper body really fast. But if there is anyone to pray for its our investigators Maria & Julius. We really want them to get baptised because they really like coming to church and being with all the members. 
That’s about all this week though. I can’t think of anything else to say or talk about. Yeah thats all I got haha. 

Love ya heaps! 


Elder Shannon

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