Elder Pineda and I
Well, this week was interesting!
So when you work in a YSA area, the referrals are like gold. Actually they are like blood. (if we don't have it we are dead. D-E-D dead. (really hopin someone understands the movie reference)) so we have this one investigator who was a referral from the creole elders in our stake, whom we've been working with. She's making slow but steady progress. (hey, the tortoise won didn't he?)
haha on top of that we have been super blessed to get a couple more referrals that we are going to work with that should be super cool!
As well we had an interesting weekend. so, on saturday, we are out working. and we were about to do a bit of knocking, and we head in to this trailer park, and it starts raining. no biggie (I honestly don't even care anymore about rain! jaja i've been rained on so many times that i kinda prefer it.)
we are going along and we see a flash overhead and instantly after hear a "zzzzzSNAP!!" haha we heard lighting literally snap, (i swear it sounded like a snap) right over our heads. it was super cool! but super dangerous for us, (the rule is if it's close we go take shelter.) for us that was the truck. well, i had the grumblies, and needed to use the restroom, so we swung by a mcdonalds right around the corner. elder pineda wasnt feeling to well, so we took a break there for a minute, and then he just continued to feel super crappy so we ended up going home for a bit so he could rest. we called up the other two, because we had an appointment that night that we just couldn't miss. So we go, turns out she's not there :( no fun. we knocked a couple doors and then came home. that was saturday, and then Yesterday was sunday. Elder Pineda was still sick, (he got slightly worse) and elder steed, the greenie from the other companionship was also sick, so that left Elder Stansfield and i to go to church. So we covered his ward at 9, and then the branch at 2. we ended up staying at the church for like 8 and a half hours!!! haha, then we went to a cool meal appointment, got to see a shelby AC cobra, (DREAM CAR!!! #2) and then we finished out the night! it was super interesting. a weekend of adventures.
Well, there was an interesting thought i came across earlier on, and that was the thought, Well, if the book of mormon was really written on gold plates, why can't we see them? then we would know it was true.
a couple of things.
#1 Even if people were to read the book of mormon on the gold plates, people would still say, aaaaaah that's a bogus story. you would only be able to know that that story was true how? By asking god. because of that alone, it means that if the plates were or were not here now, it wouldn't matter. because the only way to know that the book of mormon is true is by asking God.
#2 Think back to the time when christ was on the cross, and the people that were against him came walking up. what does it say that they said?
To me, that sounds alot like, "If the book of mormon came from gold plates, let us see the gold plates, and we will believe it."
Had Christ come down from the cross, it wouldn't have mattered, they would have still denied him. (the guards came and said told the actual story about the resurection and they paid them off to go tell a lie.) The knowledge of the divinity of christ and who he was, in the bible, came to everyone who recieved that testimony, AFTER THEIR FAITH.
Just as christ said, that no believer in god can deny, "with god, all things are possible" i would think that a knowledge of the book of mormon could come from god.
I know that the book of mormon is true, and that what it stands for, is what god has given us for our benefit and happiness.
Well, i'm outta time, but i love yall! gotta run.