London takeover!! This transfer I was reunited with my Hamilton Mountain companion's Elder Erickson who coming down from Barrie. What a delightful suprise it is!! I love that guy, he such a great example in living the gospel.
This week in the work of salvation, we meet an old guy name Bruce at Strathroy on Saturday when we drop by one of our investigator. We have a heated discussion for about 35 minutes about what our message is all about. At first he wasn't willing to learn much but to his great suprise he did afterward. In his own word : "Alright. You got me clinch with the sealing". As we asking inspired question time and time again, we were able to hit the spot of his interest and that is sealing. As a result, he decided to do his own searching about it. Teaching and testify is great but without asking inspired question, you missing out on what they might need to know and want to know at that time. My testimonies were greatly strengthened with that experience. We been all over the places teaching the lessons and planning for church with those that we were working with and what a great joy it was to be able to be in Lord's errand. I have no word to describe those feeling that I have felt.
In my study this week, I been doing a lot of reading in the church magazines. One of those that stuck out to me was in the article of a returned missionary who shared her esperience about not receiving the blessings of the work despite her hard work and best efforts in doing all that she can. President Monson said in his remarks regarding seeing the blessings in our life was her answer : "We have all experienced times when our focus is on what we lack rather than on our blessings. Said the Greek philosopher Epictetus, 'He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has'. Regardless of our circumstances, each of us has much for which to be grateful if we will pause and contemplate our blessings. May we all count our blessings and offer Him our gratitude for it.
It is official now!! My dad has become the newest member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! He such a happy man now and so am I. He the one who started it all and now he finish it. One more year and we will be all sealed in the Temple. I can't wait for that to happen :)
Have a wonderful rest of the week, everyone! Elder Ngerantar is signing out.
ELDER PRESLY NGERANTAR
Canada Toronto Mission