Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Flouring Bro. Peart

Wheelchair project.

Flouring Sis. Banhan.
My companion decided he is going to stay and I’m glad he did. I was also given an opportunity to give him a blessing. He was told to write down the things that were said to try them before going home. It was a powerful experience. We have been fixing things and the work is going much better now with two of us doing the work! We aren’t up to full speed yet but soon come!! We had a very full week of activities!! But it was great and I think helped my comp stay focused!! Monday we had an awesome cottage meeting at the Macphersons.. Brother Mac was sick so we threw something together real quick and had a charity and love lesson, and it was a success! Great kick start to the week! Tuesday the highlight of the day was probably flouring Bro Peart! But we also had his friend there, Ashani, and we had a great lesson focused on 2 nephi 32 and he is doing awesome just needs to come to church! But didn't make it this week due to being out of town. We told him we can’t teach him more til he comes to church or we are condemning him.. 2 nephi 31. He totally understands and really wants to come! Family struggles but we will soon get him!! He has 10 chapters left in the Book of Mormon and can retain all the stories better than us so we will just keep trying. We decided we might have to be those nourishing missionaries- Jacob 5! That chapter says nourish like 20 times! So we just have to be patient, show them loved and find them a friend and they will progress! The work truly is moving forward and the Lord is showering out blessings on Jamaica as the people start to show their faith mo! Last week Sunday was one of the biggest attendances across the island! And the referrals are flying in as we work more closely with the members! Lucky is doing pretty good though.. we haven’t been putting out nuff effort finding a good fellowshipper so we are totally pushing for that this week, we believe that will be the key! G.B. Hincks said it himself that’s something they need! Wednesday we had our first day at the wheelchair convention and it went great!  We moved 40 people through the program and were there for 6 hours! Great program and really helped my testimony grow how even people with disabilities are so motivated and happy and pushing along just fine! Us without those should be so grateful!! We had Zone meeting on Thursday and we all know those are spiritually uplifting! We focused a lot on our planning and how we should never be late for our most important appointment of the day with the lord at 9 at night! And putting our all into our planning for the spirit that we have in our planning is going to be the same one that we have in the lesson!!! Also loved how Elder Bateman talked about our planning and used 1 Nephi 17 to do it! I am going to type it all up and send you a pic of it! Such awesome revelation! Friday a highlight of the day was meeting with the Johnsons, the less active of the month! We started into the plan of salvation and they are inhaling it all, but won’t come to church! It blows my mind!! Yes, they had a rough experience that anyone could get offended of if you were accused for something you didn’t do.. but I know they will come around and it will be a blessing when they do.. the branch needs them, and they need the blessings! Saturday we were back at the wheelchair convention and right after it we did an awesome thing called Priesthood reach out. At the end of the month the active priesthood brethren go out and just reach out to some of the brethren and let them know we love them! It was great! It really should be the home teachers doing it, but I guess this will be the kick start to the home teaching that hasn’t been working for the past 10 years!! They said it just doesn’t work. They let the missionaries in cuz they trust them, but not other members! Sad!! But we are breaking that as we go out together, and we also are assigned with other members to do home teaching as well! Great opportunity to work with the branch! I’m so excited to home teach! Weird cuz it’s like we do it everyday, but to those who are not members! Ha! Fast Sunday was great! I’m thankful for opportunities to fast -  it really brings an unknown power and strength into your life. I never realized it before, but if you really fast and once you break through the wall of hunger it’s all spiritual rocket from there. I love it! Plus you get the health benefit! I lost 10 lbs this week! Maybe it was all the wheelchairs, but it feels good! Many, many member lessons yesterday, but many referrals and they are all part member! So cool! It was good to go through a humbling experience again to rely on the Lord to find people to teach cuz we can’t. We can’t do it on our own. It’s best to always have the knowledge of the spirit then to be a wise speaker some of the time. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year. I sometimes wish I could take all that I have learned and start over but then I guess I wouldn’t be the most weak and simple as the Lord chooses so to do his work! I still have so much to learn, and so much to give! Love you all so much. Have a spectacular week!!
Elder WIlkerson 

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