Thursday, June 2, 2016

2/2/16: Ups and Downs

Well, its been a good week with ups and downs. We were able to set up a baptisimal date with one of our investigators so that was great.  We found some great new investigators including one last night that we found and 8:58pm, right before we went inside. She was very accepting and nice, and she was way open to learn more.  Unfortunately we had some hopeful investigators drop us, but you keep moving on, keep finding and teaching. One thing that I have been pondering this week is our potential, and how we really do choose eternal life or eternal damnation.  I had a lesson this last week with a man from England. We were discussing the topic of God, and why we need him. After some discussion, he told me he wasnt convinced. It was a nice discussion, but he wasnt convinced that God was real, nor did he want to act to know if he was there. He wasnt willing to act. He just wanted God to be there. He kept asking why doesnt God just appear to us. After the lesson, we left, said thank you, and I watched as he pulled out his cigarrette and continued with life. He had told me he was miserable, he told me that he had gone through a lot, and that he didnt need god.  It was hard to watch, I watched as this good man walked away holding his cigarette. It really made me ponder how it is us who chooses where we go in life. We decide. There are external factors we cant control true, but its how we decide to react, what were going to do about it.

God has given us the choice, its out choice to decide.

 27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things aregiven them which are expedient unto man. And they are free tochoose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might bemiserable like unto himself.

Love, Elder Ford

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