Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Preparing for General Conference

This week was a really great one for us! We have been counseled by President Pohořelický to focus on the work with recent converts, because “without hanging on to the fruit we have already found”, our work has no purpose. So we have been working with the district leaders in our zone to follow up on all the recent converts within the last 2 years. We are starting to work even closer with the ward and branch mission leaders on making sure they have home teachers, a calling, and are actively attending church. Then we had training, and our topic was ‘in contacting how to set good expectations and teach simple principles to find progressing investigators’ because our progressing investigators numbers have been lower. It went really well with a lot of practices in many situations including trams, buses, on the streets.  President really liked it, and we think it helped :) So, in our book it was a success! It was the first training that I have conducted and I was WAY nervous, and it went ok, but I was pretty glad it was over because it was successful and the stress of it was gone. 

I had the opportunity to give David the priesthood on Sunday, and it was amazing to really see how the spirit truly guided me to know what was needed to be said to David.  I have had a lot of opportunities lately to use the Priesthood and my testimony of it is at the level where I can say that I know it is the power of God for the work of his ministries. It is interesting to me how truly when you love the person more, your ability to work by the spirit improves. Next week, we are hoping that he will have the opportunity to participate in passing the sacrament. He has been teaching with us in the district often, and we are so grateful to see how much he has progressed in the gospel. It has been amazing to see his growth already and how much he will be able to provide for the branch.

Other than that, we have been preparing the members, investigators, and recent converts for this awesome opportunity to listen to general conference. Unfortunately, we have to wait a week until it is translated into Czech, but I am so grateful we have the chance to listen to latter day prophets and apostles.

My scripture for the week:

34 Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen?
35 Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men, that they do not learn this one lesson.
36. That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon theprinciples of righteousness.

When we live our lives according to Gods commandments and strive to listen to the promptings of the spirit, we will have the power to work Gods miracles here on earth. Whether that is for priesthood holders, or for those that are recipients of the blessings, if we live righteously we can receive these miracles.

Have a great week! Tak moc tě miluji :)

Starší Belshe 

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