Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dec. 12th, 2011

So I don't have much time today! P-Days are still super crazy busy days!
I just want to share an experience that I had this Saturday. We went to a nursing home because an investigator works there. She needed someone to teach for like 40 minutes to the people there because the Pastor that usually teaches has been sick. At first we didn't know if we should go because we didn't know if that activity would fit into our purpose as a missionary. So we called President Hall to ask him if we should. He said to just do it this one time and that it was a wonderful opportunity to serve. We do not regret going whatsoever!
We were going to show the Finding Faith in Christ video, but when we got there, the TV wouldn't work. So we went to our back up plan that was non-existent because we only had about 15 minutes to plan, which was while we were getting ready to leave and the car ride over. Because we didn't think we would teach the lesson until 9:30 that morning and we had to be there at 10. So we just started talking about Faith. And then that lead to repentance and that lead to baptism and we just went with it and taught the gospel of Jesus Christ with the emphasis of Faith and the Holy Ghost. It was such a scattered lesson! People weren't even really looking at us, they looked bored, some fell asleep. I felt soooooo bad! When we concluded with the lesson, we went and shook everyone's hand and said bye to them and talked to some. They were so grateful for us coming! To my suprise. And today I just realized that we didn't teach anything. The words that we said weren't anything to them. It was the Spirit that taught. It is always the teacher. They had felt the Spirit and the Spirit taught them and us. It was such a humbling experience. And even though we taught about the Spirit, I am still learning so much about it. And am loving it more and more and am so grateful for it! Thank goodness for the love of our Heavenly Father so that we can feel the Spirit and can have it with us and that it can be the teacher! Because I am a horrible teacher!
Thank you for the prayers! I am seeing the miracles from them every day!
Love Elder Christiansen

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