Monday, June 26, 2017

Opposition in All Things

This week all of the good stuff happened at the end of the week! So I will skip to that. Wednesday night to Thursday I had an exchange with Elder Pickett! :D I love Elder Pickett! He is a great example of love and diligence in missionary work, and I am very grateful for the friendship that we have been able to develop as we served around each other (he has followed me around his entire mission ;)). We taught a less active member that lives in the nearby city of Nova Paka, and she LOVES music so we have started a really good relationship with her which I am excited for. We have a new investigator named Kamil, a guy that finds it very difficult to believe in God since he is an engineer. It was very interesting teaching him, and we are excited for the other meetings that we will have. Friday, President came to District meeting and helped us in strengthening our contacting skills. Both of the scenarios we practiced were used the following day! Practicing as a missionary is important! It was also nice to have a short interview with him before I have my final interview with him in a few weeks.

Church this week was VERY interesting, unfortunately, a investigators father came and decided that he did not like that his son had decided to get baptized in our church. So, he came and in every moment he could, tried to counter any of the doctrine taught at church. He was almost asked to leave, but thankfully, he left on good terms. It reminded me of the scripture in the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 2:11 "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." With any opposition that comes, a great blessing follows. Our district is very excited for the upcoming blessing :)

Have a great week!

Elder Belshe

Pictures at Prachovske Skaly (The Prachov Rocks are a rock formation in the Czech Republic approximately 5 kilometres west of Jičín, and are a protected natural reserve since 1933)

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