This week was great. I took lots of pictures mom.
So this week the Book of Mormon play came to Des Moines. The Book of Mormon play is basically an anti-Mormon play from Broadway. And we got the lucky assignment to stand outside the doors and hand out copies of the Book of Mormon as people came out the doors. The first night was BRUTAL. I have never been laughed at, criticized, made fun of, had so many crude things yelled at me in such a short period of time in my whole life. But there's a quote by Jeffrey R. Holland that explains better than I can how I felt during those few nights:
In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil, and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike--and they will--you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed.”
Through all the laughs and vulgar language, we handed out 120 copies of the Book of Mormon. Whether or not any of those turn into people we are able to teach and baptize, I don't know. But I do KNOW that someone's life will be blessed by having a Book of Mormon in their home. And if only 1 person comes to a knowledge of the truth through our efforts this week it will be well worth it!
Not too many other exciting things happened this week, a few meetings. Teaching lots of people here in Des Moines. There was one really cool experience that happened with Heather, Ayden, and Prentice, A part-member family. Ayden, the 9 year old, was saying a prayer at the end of the lesson and he said: "We are grateful for the Elders for being worthy to teach us"
I always get hit super hard with the spirit when little children talk, and this was another one of those moments where those few simple words opened up revelation to my mind of the importance of being worthy to bear the Spirit. Living the gospel in such a way that no matter where we are, who we're with, what we're doing, we do it worthily to have the Spirit with us.
Love you all hope you had a great Mother's day!