Serving in the Canada Edmonton Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Week 25, 3/16/16

Hello everyone! It's me again.... Well I'm gonna just get right down to the highlights from this week. It was another great week! Tuesday night we met with the fam again and.... It was awful:( We brought a member with us and taught tithing. The member we brought with us is a super great guy but he just took over the lesson and taught some false doctrine... Yeah it wasn't super great but it could've been a lot worse and they are all still on date for April 9th!

We had another lesson with them on Thursday night where we just read the Book of Mormon with them. It was kind of nice to take a break from teaching them all the commandments and just read the scriptures with them. The two biggest obstacles there are still marriage and Word of Widsom. They didn't come to church on Sunday because Bxxxx and Bxx were in Gift Lake visiting Bxxx's parents.... We are hoping maybe they were talking marriage?  

We went up to Wabasca again on Friday and taught our other investigator who was on date for April 2nd (that will have to change cuz of conference), Txxxxxx. The lesson went well! He still has yet to come to church though haha. We also finally met with our other friend up there, Lxxx. He is living with his girlfriend's family, a family who we have been working with and they recently have become active again. We taught him the first lesson with the whole family there and it was awesome! He has had a really rough past and he has never believed in God or been religious at all. Because of his rough past he had some pretty serious health problems a while ago and still struggles with those a bit, he goes to the hospital weekly. When we first met him when we came up and did the baby blessings a while ago, he told us about this really amazing experience he had in the hospital when he almost died, and now he knows there is a God. Anyways, basically this guy has been super prepared to hear the message of the gospel. He has a sincere desire to change, and he accepted a baptismal invitation! It's not on any specific date yet, but he is a perfect example of how people are being prepared in many different ways all around us, we just need to do our part, try our best to be instruments in the hands of the Lord, and find them. 

How we spend our P-days - Church tables have never been so useful!
We had a great lesson with Lxx on Saturday! We taught word of wisdom and tithing at the church with some of his neighbors who are members and it went great! He accepted both those commandments and they both made perfect sense to him. Well that is all that is really worth talking about this week! We also did lots of finding, organized lots of info, and gave several blessings as well. 

The work is just going so great up here I really don't want to leave but will most likely be leaving at the end of March! I really have been so blessed. There are several moments everyday where I just kind of sit back in awe and think about how blessed I have been. There are still hard things everyday and I know we all go through many different trials but I also know if we really think about it, we have all been blessed by our Heavenly Father in countless ways. Even trials are blessings for us in the long run if we endure them well and learn things from them! Trials are there in our lives to make us stronger and help us learn valuable experience that is essential for our salvation. Well I love you all and I hope you all have a great week and remember to say your prayers and read your scriptures;) also if you haven't seen them yet, the new #hallelujah videos the church came out with for Easter are straight spiritual fire  watch them and share them! 

Elder Weston Bonny

Weekly scripture: 2 Nephi 10:23-24: 23 Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.  24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved.  

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