|Naperville East Zone-District at zone Play-Day -- (going right from|
the top) Elder Anderson, Elder Kirkham, Elder Larsen, Elder Hunter,
Elder Hendrickson, Elder Bungham, Elder Royce, Sister Khou, Sister
Mead, Elder Clark, Elder Giolitto, and me!
Monday, August 15, 2016
Not much happened this week. We did meet some interesting people, though and some interesting stories.
We went on exchanges for the last time of the transfer and Elder Faimalo came up here. I got to drive and the GPS took me on a small road that just ended, so I just did a u turn on the nice grass there.
We went out into the middle of nowhere haha!
We were going to a dinner appointment from Frankfort area to Naperville area and, it was funny because we saw some women in a car next to us in Joliet area on one road (Rte 59) and they passed us, but in Naperville area we were ahead of them and they were following us. Turned out they were going to the same Chick-Fil-A in Naperville. Haha.
A bunch of people have left and it is sad. So Sacrament Meeting is already smaller.
Today was super fun because we got invited to the Naperville East Zone's Play-Day and we played Ultimate, Soccer, and Beach Volleyball.
I really like this quote here:
"We do not preach and teach in order to “bring people into the Church” or to increase the membership of the Church. We do not preach and teach just to persuade people to live better lives. We honor and appreciate the many ministers and others who are involved in the kind of ministry that makes bad men good and good men better. That is important, but we offer something more. One can qualify for the terrestrial kingdom instead of the telestial kingdom without the aid of this Church. We are concerned with a higher destination. "The purpose of our missionary work is to help the children of God fulfill a condition prescribed by our Savior and Redeemer. We preach and teach in order to baptize the children of God so that they can be saved in the celestial kingdom instead of being limited to a lesser kingdom. We do missionary work in order to baptize and confirm... "As the prophets of this dispensation have told us, the missionaries’ purpose of being in the mission field is to save souls, to baptize converts, which is to open the doors of the celestial kingdom to the sons and daughters of God.
"No one else can do this. Other churches cannot do it. Good Christian living cannot do it. Good faith, good desires, and good reasoning cannot do it. "Only the priesthood of God can administer a baptism that will satisfy the divine decree that “except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5)." - Elder Dallin H. Oaks (“Why Do We Do Missionary Work?,” New Era, Sep 2009, 2–3, From an address given at a seminar for new mission presidents on June 23, 1992)
Our message is for everyone, whether you are good or bad. We believe in more than one Kingdom of Glory where we will end up for the eternities due to differences in good works and desires of people. In order to get to the Kingdom of Glory where God, the Father dwells, we need to be baptized by the authority given from Him who lives there, God. This is why we are out here. I know the work that I do is God's work and if one who investigates this and does what s/he is invited to do, s/he will know of the truthfulness of it from God himself. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
P.S. Oh yeah! I got some Beignets, too. They were Yummy!
|Frog / Toad|
|There is a skunk in the middle of this picture. We saw two skunks that|
night and 3 another night!