Monday, 1 February 2016

Worldwide missionary training

Afternoon everyone,

Everything is going pretty well so far. Our teaching pool is getting better and we seem to be teaching and finding more Portuguese speakers! Church was good last Sunday. Our friend N.
came to church and he's been reading the Book of Mormon and listening to it in the car. He said he can relate to the different situations and experiences. He was brought to church by one of the members, but he lives in Basildon so the missionaries there will be teaching him soon. He said he is considering baptism! 

Last week we had the worldwide missionary broadcast. It was titled "Teach Repentance and Baptise Converts". The trainings were on the fundamentals of missionary work. Some of the things that stood out to me was to bear testimony of Jesus Christ and his Atonement at all times and in all places. If we don't know what to say we should talk about him. We learnt about visiting less-actives and part-member families. President Clayton said that they're a gold mine. They reminded us about how to ask for referrals by using specific questions such as "who has recently moved into the neighbourhood"? Or "Who do you know that's going through a difficult time?". Elder Bednar gave a good training on the role of the Holy Ghost in conversion. He spoke that we need to help our friends to identify the Holy Ghost in their lives. This is something I really want to focus on, because the spirit will make all the difference in our teaching and I want to create the teaching environment where the spirit can testify. I know that the Holy Ghost can change hearts if we are worthy and will help to bring true conversion.

Love,

Elder Chew











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