Friday, August 19, 2016

Opposition is a Good Thing!

So, this week we hit some opposition! Elder Breyman was not feeling well and had to go to the hospital, and we got him some medicine.  But, as he started to do better with that, he rolled his ankle! We were running in the morning, and a rock was sitting in the way. Elder Breyman did not see it and tripped on it. We think he popped his Burstasac...that is not spelled right, or probably even right in medical terms sorry, but his foot puffed up to the size of a baseball, so the NEXT DAY we went back for a 3 hour visit to the hospital. Not a fun week for my poor companion. He will be in a cast for 3 weeks, till the end of the transfer. They are not pretty, but if you are interested in what Elder Breyman’s foot looked like I am sending photos. CAREFUL ON THE PHOTOS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! :). It is already healing very fast.

Then, our investigator David, works with a man that was unfortunately excommunicated from the church for reasons of course we cannot discuss. This man has been providing him with false information that has brought up a lot of questions. He is still talking and meeting with us, but we are really praying for the spirit to be there with us in helping him overcome these new concerns. 

As for this week, if we were focused on less actives before, we REALLY focused on it this week! It provided an efficient way for Elder Carlson and I to work while Elder Breyman could rest in the car. There were a few times he came out when we went to talk to people at the door, but for us it was successful!

This week made me think of one specific scripture in 2 Nephi 2:11 

11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. 

The Lord sometimes provides us with opposition to test our faith, but also ultimately to bless us! Without the opposition we faced, the Lord would not have been able to bless us with the opportunity to find more less actives. Even though the opposition makes things difficult, we can find the blessings that come with it. ¨

Love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Belshe 

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