My dear Family,
Here are the highlights of my week:
We taught Brother Zhuck about patriarchal blessings because the patriarch is coming in october so he will be able to get his blessing before he goes to the temple. We had one lesson about the house of Israel and then one about revelation. He has a tablet, so he asked us to teach him how to use facebook. That was pretty cool. He was able to get in touch with the Elders who baptized him 10 years ago.
We have an investigator from the Congo, we had not been able to meet with him for a while, but this week we found out why. By our apartment there are some dorms. He lives there. He is black and some bad things have happened to some Africans by the dorms lately. So he didn't want to leave his apartment alone. We were able to go by and pick him up on Sunday and bring him to church. The members really like him!
On Sunday after church we went to the home of our old investigator Volodymyr. He is the one who had a baptismal date. We taught him and his wife the restoration lesson. Volodymyr had an operation that caused him to be bed ridden for a month so that is why he was not able to come for so long. We got a return appointment with them on Friday (since we will be in Rivne for exchanges for a few days). We are planning on bringing brother Zhuck with us to teach them both the plan of salvation! That was the first time we met his wife. She was very nice and pretty interested in the gospel.
Shout out to the power of clean music! As I was reading the Old testament this week I came across this verse: "And it came to pass, when the evil spirit which was not of God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him" (1 Samuel 16:23). Did you know that good, clean music has real spiritual power? It does! It makes sense. I am sure that Satan and his devils are not just going to hang around and listen to it with you. It bothers them and they leave.
10 And verily I say unto thee that thou shalt lay aside the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better.
11 And it shall be given thee, also, to make a selection of sacred hymns, as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing unto me, to be had in my church.
12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.
Be aware of the things that you listen to. Would the ministering angels and the Holy Spirit be comfortable to stay with you as you listen? That is a good check.
Sorry for the short letter. I will make sure to write more next week. I miss you and love you lots.