Monday, September 28, 2015

Sept. 28, 2015 October here we come!

Hey guys!! Well with October right aroud the corner, we`ve got 2 HUGE events that are gonna be epic for the people here! 1 obviously being the General Conference this upcoming weekend! :))) and the 2nd being on October 17, its the groundbreaking of the Chile Concepciòn temple! That truly is going to change the lives of so many people. It will make temple attendance a lot more possible and frequent for MANY MANY saints! Also remember that when a temple is constructed, it lessens Satans power in that area! What an incredible blessing :)

Well this week we actually found a really great family! Its a couple named Carlos, and Natalie. Carlos is an inactive member. He is like 35 ish right now, and grew up in the church, but hasnt gone since he was 18 years old. And his wife Natalie is catholic. But it truly was a miracle how we found them. Over a month ago a sister in our ward told us there was a lady who lived on their street who has a little store in front of her house (incredibly common in Chile haha) who is a member of the church, but long time of being inactive. So we passed by to talk to her and she was friendly but basically said yeah Im not that interested, but my son Carlos would probably be more interested. So we commited her to talk to him, and we would pass by another day to see if He had agreed for us to go by his house. Everytime we went by to talk to her she said "oh sorry I havent talked to him yet...." it was just always the same excuse. And after like 4 or 5 times of the same thing, a few days ago we were walking quickly by her house and I had the still, but strong impression to just stop and ask her one more time. So my comp and I walked in and she was actually there with her son. And we talked to him for a few minutes and he seemed super excited and wanted us to go visit him on saturday (2 days ago).

So basically he has really good memories from the mormon church and him and his wife said they are just looking for which church to join (as a whole family) Because they want their son Matthew (a baby) to grow up in the gospel. Anyways, Natalie is super open and they both said the Mormon church definiately could be the one where we go, its between you guys and the Evangelicals... hahaha.

So we taught the Restoration to her, and helped remind carlos as well. Anyways Carlos seems super excited about the General Conference because he has great memories of it in the past, so we are thinking they are gonna come with us this weekend! Anyways, please pray for them yeah! Pray that the Evangelical missionaries dont go knocking on their door anytime soon! haha:)

Also something really cool that I read in the Book of Mormon is the story of Ammon and his brethren. Its classic, but it never gets old! But after the well known story of Ammon, what called my attention was just the way/form in which Ammon taught King Lamoni. He uses the knowledge that the King already has, and builds on that. To not confuse him. Relates his knowledge of "The Great Spirit" and teaches him that he is God. And basically starts from the beginning teaching him. LIterally the beginning, The creation of Man. Then the fall of Adam. and the Plan of Redemption etc. (this is found in Alma 18)

Then the coolest thing is found in Alma 22, where Aaron teaches King Lamoni`s Father. He teaches him in exactly the same form that Ammon taught Lamoni. Why? Because it was given to them by the Spirit what they had to teach. And of course Lamoni`s dad accepted as did Lamoni, but if you dont remember the story of Lamoni`s  Dad`s interaction with Ammon and Lamoni... its legendary! RE-READ it!! I freaking love EL LIBRO DE MORMÒN.

Those are basically the highlights of the week. Its been a rainy week as well... I'm thinking once Oct starts, we should be basically out of the rainy season! :)

Love you guys tons!
Peace out!

Èlder Hartvigsen

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