Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"The spirit is the most important part of this work."

September 22, 2014

Dear family,

First of all, we didn’t have changes. As for health, I wish I could say that we’re all better, but we’re not. Elder B came to the mission with pre-existing back problems, and he’s taken a turn for the worse. He’s got to get some examines, and in the meantime, we have to rest. At least another week. 

So I guess you could say that these weeks have been a lesson in patience. The Lord has his purposes and we just need to trust him. Maybe the Lord wants us to have all this time to study. Maybe there’s something he wants us to learn from this. Or maybe he just wants us to be patient.

Well, apart from that, this week we really focused on teaching by the spirit. We have some investigators who have been having trouble keeping their commitment to read the Book of Mormon. We decided that we needed to help them feel the spirit in the lessons. So we had them turn off all their phones, the TV, and them we sang "I Stand all Amazed." It really brought the spirit. We then taught one of our best lessons. And ever since then, they haven’t been the same. They’ve changed. Now they read. Now they turn off all their phones without us asking. It just feels different. The Spirit is really the one that changes hearts and lives. I’d say the spirit is the most important part of this work.

Well, I love you guys!

Elder Hilton 

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