Thursday, May 23, 2013

End to a rough week for Kolonia District

     Almost all the missionaries in the Kolonia District had a rough week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elder Johnson and his family. His grandmother passed away this week. Elder Holt had some hard days with private struggles, Elder Cook & Elder Nanson had struggles, many have been sick, or are struggling with home sickness. It seemed like every missionary,including Elder LeFevre & I had a rough week, but as we met for District Meeting and hugged one another, and prayed for one another, we all felt a strength return, a determination to go forward and do the Lords work, no matter what Satan throws in our path.
    That Satan, he is pretty tricky and ruthless. he knows how well the work is going in the Kolonia and Sekerra areas and he is doing everything to stop it. He knows what people to use that will hurt us the most, he knows our vulnerabilities. he knows us just as well as our Heavenly Father does.
    As we met and were instructed by our District leader, Elder Cook, the spirit came and all of us felt it. It was like Heavenly Father put His loving arms around each of us and said I love you, keep up the good work. We all needed that. So now we will ALL go forward and work even harder to bring souls to Christ, and we will all say with a loud voice "GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN"
    Nothing and no one can stop this work from going forward, because it is His work. Christ only had 1 Church upon the earth when he was here and today, just as in the days when HE walked the earth, there is only 1 true church. The other churches are good,  they help people to be better, they have part of the truth, but I boldly proclaim that there is only 1 true Church upon the earth, That Church is THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. All of us, all missionaries, leave there home and families, that they all love, simply because WE ALL know this is true. No one pays us, we pay our own way, because we love the Lord and His children, but even more importantly, because HE loves us and needs our help.
   Some may choose to take offense at my statement, but I know that it is true, and for those that choose to take offense, you can know also, if you are not afraid to  be taught and ask, sincerely, with real intent to do something about what you will be told by the whispering of the Holy Ghost.  In the bible, James 1:5 & 6  it says " If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God" Read it, notice it says that you have to ask in Faith, with Real Intent, that means that you have to do something with the knowledge you will gain. You will only gain that knowledge if you are sincere in the asking.
     If you choose to listen to the missionaries, only for the intent of "bashing" them and the Lords church, you will receive NO answer, because the Holy Ghost will leave when there is  contention, because contention is of the devil.
   This journey is not for the faint hearted. How brave are you?
Something about a ton of rain, a truck that was stuck and mud...........................

For the whole story, you will have to ask, Elder Cook, Elder Holt,
Elder Hanson & Elder Barrus,
They were all there, but how come Elder Cook
is the only one with mud on him?

Elder Nanson & Sis. Beutler

Elder Holt & Elder Barrus

Sis. Ioane, Sis. Varea, & Sis. Ma'a

Elder Hanson & Elder Johnson

A quick change of shirts, borrowed from the Sisters

Elder Johnson giving the White Handbook training

The object lesson, Elder Holt volunteered to be the object

Nice Hat, Elder Holt

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