Monday, March 5, 2018

01-22-18 Broadcast for President Nelson

Well, this week has been a little more relaxed and we have had a lot more time to visit our own investigators instead of always traveling which is awesome.  :)

To start the week, we had an exchange with the Ejisu elders, I went with Elder Okechukwu in Kwamo, and Elder Ericson went to Ejisu with Elder Zoh.  We had a pretty good day, but we got fed like crazy!!!! We had 3 FM's (free meals), I can't believe we ate so much. They weren't planned either, we were visiting and they said, "wait elders, eat before you go". Well, not sure what else you can say to that other than " yes ma'am, we are coming" hahaaaa.

I had an interview with President Cosgrave, and he said I will probably be leaving Kwamo due to some plans he has for the future, so that was pretty sad to hear. Not sure how I feel about going to new people and a new place for 6 weeks, but I am sure the Lore has something good for me to get done elsewhere.  :)  Also, since then a few members have found out, and so we have had 2-3 meals every day since then, which is a blessing.  :)

Finally our recent convert Omar returned this week from Central region, he has been gone for about 1.5 months now, and we have missed him. We got him his own triple combination to read from, and went over receiving the priesthood with him, and all the blessings that come from that special service to the Lord.  He seems pretty excited, so this Sunday, we will get him some time with the bishop to meet with him.  :)

We watched the broadcast of President Nelson and the press conference afterwards, that was sweet. We ate fresh mango to enjoy as we watched.  I am curious to see how the church will grow and improve!  Still the words ring in my ear, "the best is yet to come" so I am excited  :)  Mango is actually really growing on me.  Is it legal to pack a mango in my luggage and send it home to eat my last mango in the USA??

We had a powerful lesson this week with our guy Daniel. He is a member of the Assemblies of God, and he has been studying with us for the past month or so. He came to church last week, but didn't seem to have any kind of change in his heart. Anyways, we went to visit him on Saturday, and he welcomed us in. We planned to teach about the importance of the Book of Mormon, but as we went there I felt impressed to change the plan and talk about the Sacrament, specifically from the Book of Mormon. So we did.  It was one of the sweetest lessons I have had yet. We started in Moroni 6 about the church meeting together to take the Sacrament (400 years A.D.) then jumped back to where Jesus taught His disciples about the Sacrament in 3 Nephi 18, and as we read, I again felt impressed to focus on the importance of ordination and the fact that not just anyone could bless the Sacrament and administer it.

5 And when the multitude had eaten and were filled, [Jesus] said unto the disciples: Behold there shall one be ordained among you, and to him will I give power that he shall break bread and bless it and give it unto the people of my church, unto all those who shall believe and be baptized in my name.

From there we went to Alma 13 about ordination to the priesthood followed up with another jump to Moroni 2-4 about how we receive the Holy Ghost, how we are ordained to the priesthood, and about how we should administer the Sacrament. If you are interested to know, these topics are not clearly specified in the Bible about the proper form of ordination, as well as a confirming of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, or about who is authorized to administer the Sacrament.  Well, good thing we have the Book of Mormon to give us back those simple truths.

The Book of Mormon really is true, and the Lord is using it as His instrument in bringing back His lost sheep to His fold. If you haven't read it before, please read it and see what it is teaching.  I promise you will see the divine message that is inside, and it can change your life.

Elder Wawro

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