Monday, May 2, 2016

week 9

Dear Everyone

It's crazy to think I would have been just barely leaving the MTC if I learned a language. But this week was pleasing.

We had 4 new investigators this week. We met a Mongolian couple. The wife is named Odnoo (pronounced odna) and Sharov is the husband. Odnoo has met with missionaries before in Mongolia, she already has a testimony of the book of Mormon. It was really fun to teach the restoration in simple English, and use the English Book of Mormon and Mongolian version to reference verses to communicate our ideas. The lesson went well. I just hope they understood the importance of priesthood authority, and why there had to be a restoration of it. They are such a humble family and they explained that God plays a big role in their rough life. I am glad that we are able to work with them.

We met another African family. They speak French and enough English to understand us. Jean and Lorisa are their names.  He is a true Christian. Even though he didn't belong to any denomination, he does have a sincere testimony of Jesus Christ. All he really cares about is eternal life. I was impressed when he already assumed that a restoration meant that something was lost and had to be restored to it's original place. People usually don't make that connection. When we got to the Book of Mormon, and prayer, I was even more amazed at how he had prayed to know if the Bible was true before. Of course he got the answer that it was true. When we asked him to know if the Book of Mormon was true, he was already willing to do everything that was necessary to gain eternal life. We have yet to teach the Plan of Salvation to them. This family is truly an answer to our prayers. They are so ready to receive the Gospel. 

We are really excited to meet with them again! Till next week!

Love Elder Westbrook

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