|Holy Cow Steakhouse|
This last week was again just the greatest weather a missionary could ask for. Sunny, sometimes a bit cloudy, a nice tropical breeze blowing in once in a while. It made me that more motivated to go out and teach. Speaking of which....
|Floor Ping Pong!|
|Solo Zone Conference with Elder Simangkulit, President Donald, Sister Olsen and Sister|
We found this American fellow named Chris. He has the most crazy background story I've ever heard. I'll explain when I get home just because of how long it is. But essentially, he was open to receiving the restored gospel if we could show the importance and necessity of the restoration from the bible. In preparation to meet him again, I started thinking about how I could do that and then came to the realization that we couldn't do that. Anybody could twist or turn the verses we wanted to use to support or reject our beliefs. So we came to the realization that it's only through the Book of Mormon can a person receive that witness. So when we brought it up and began discussing about it, he said to us "I testify that the Book of Mormon is not the word of God." Elder Wood and I were on a split that day and we just received the impression that we needed to let it go. We shared our own experiences and testimonies that it is the word of God because if it isn't, what else could it be? Failed theories about its origins and source have been planted, grown, gained popularity, then died as Elder Holland puts it. And that's because there is no other explanation. Even this American man himself, (Chris) said that the truth will stand. Whatever truth it may be, the truth will stand forever. And The Book of Mormon has stood as truth for over 175 years and will forever.
|Mission Leadership Conference January 2015 (courtesy Sister Donald)|
|Solo Zone Conference with Elder Blaser and Elder Heiner from MTC Group|
Hope everybody has a great week!
Elder Seth Barrus
|District Conference Hijinks|
P.S. To answer your question: Release date.... Right. President Donald went out of town this last week to Bali to search out a new chapel for the members to meet in, so we had 0 time to meet up and chat with him. I'll bring it up with him when there's time. Sorry to keep you waiting... But you can probably plan for the early part of May.... But not making any promises. :)