Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Apr 18th - Great Week
This was a really good week, me and elder Blatter are working really well together as well. The new area is way cool with lots of cool investigators, also it is an actual ward, which is way cool because the investigators have a way strong foundation,
missionary work is going to go great in this area. I am really excited to see what kind of things I can do in this area. This week we had a great lesson with a guy who has made a lot of bad choices throughout his life and he is at a really hard point in life. He is about 60 years old, he has 2 wives countless children all over Madagascar, he is now reaping what he has sowed. Almost all of his children hate him, he betrayed his wives and children with a life of lies, and it has all recently come up to everyone's knowledge. The wife he is currently with is trying to forgive him but is really struggling, he is really trying to repent and receive the blessings from Christ, and His atonement. He has been coming to church, and says he has been praying to God for forgiveness, it is really hard because he wants to be happy but all of his bad choices have caught up to him and justice is now claiming what is owed. While we were in a lesson with him, we were able to help him realize that it is going to be really hard, and that forgiveness is not easy nor quick, and that it will probably take a while to repent but it is totally possible because the atonement has no boundaries. He has realized that the choices he made previously in his life were absolutely terrible, but he has also taken a step closer to Christ, which is amazing. He is not ready to make a covenant with God at this point in his life but is making steps little by little towards Christ. I look forward again next week to help him come a little bit closer again to Christ.
I know that we can never be too far away from God. I see it everyday. I know that Christs love and atonement is infinite. I love this work and I love my Savior.