This week has been great, as always! I feel so blessed to be companions with Sister Blanchard and to be around someone all day who has such a great spirit!
We spent Halloween in Hemet with the other 30 missionaries serving there! We got a bunch of couches together at church to watch the movie “The Best Two Years” (about missionary work). It was a lot of fun!
Last Sunday as we were talking with a man who was not from our congregation, we expressed to him about our struggles with getting people to church. This brother told us about a son he had who was on a mission, who was faced with the same issue. He gave us this passage of scripture that helped his investigators progress:
Luke 14:15 “And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16 Then said he unto him. A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him. I have bought a piece of ground and I must needs do and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have brought five yoke of oxen and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou has commanded, and yet there is room. 23 And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. 25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man come unto me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”
I really like this because it helps people to understand the importance of taking the sacrament and taking the name of Christ as his disciples.
Have a great week!
Love, Sister Meza