Nicaragua Managua North Mission

Nicaragua Managua North Mission

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bearing Testimony

Hi family and friends,
The weeks are repetitive so im sorry that i dont have a lot to write. But this past week has been really good. My companion and I had the opportunity to teach a real investigator. We were so nervous! one of the other elders knocked on the room door and said adios instead of hola and it was sooo funny. anyway we knocked on the door and the guy comes to the door. He was a total rock type a guy in a hardcore band and everything. We sat down and got to know him a little bit and then started our lesson. It was crazy because he was a real investigator. we taught about prayer and that god loves us. the spirit was so strong and i felt like he really felt the spirit. As a companionship it was the best lesson we had had. We committed him to pray to know if the things we taught him were true and he said yes and he said that he believed everything we taught him but he wanted to see if it was right for him. We challenged him to baptism as well. first lesson! he said he would get baptized if he received an answer to his prayers. and so my companion and i both testified of the power of prayer and the spirit was so strong. I have learned that bearing testimony is so powerful and invites the spirit. I also have learned that we need to give people opportunities to feel the spirit. bearing testimony is huge! but one thing I have found is that reading the book of mormon with the investigator really helps the spirt testify to them that the book of mormon is true and that it can help them in their life. there are so many more things that i want to share but i dont have time and i dont even know if this email has made any sense haha. but i would like to share one last thing and that is the power of conversion throught the spirit. I have learned that you dont need to have some big spiritual prompting to guide you. Often times if you are obedient and keep the covenants that you have made with your heavenly father you will be put in places or do things that are inspired by the spirit without you really even knowing it. I have found this to be true and am amazed at how the spirit works and blesses our lives. Often times we think that we need to have some big spiritual experience to know if things are true or to be guided at what to do but i think many times the lord lets us choose and then confers upon us if it is right. One last thing. The Book Of Mormon is powerful in conversion. when you read and discuss particular verses the spirit testifies that the words are true. I have seen this happen. the Book of Mormon invites the spirit and allows the spirit to be able to touch the people that read and ponder what it says. It its vitally important that we recognize when the spirit is touching the person you are talking to and then testifying about that principle. You can not teach without the spirit. If the spirit is not there then the things you say are just words. Ask questions how they feel. when the investigator is involved you can come to know what the investigator needs and feels. I want to go on and on but i cant hahah but these are things that I have learned through my experiences. I have a few funny things to say next week. Love you all and i appreciate all your emails. if i dont get a chance to reply im so sorry I really am trying. but know that I appreciate them and they mean the world 
Love 
Elder Knight