Monday, 17 October 2016

Find them that receive you... Week 17 in Monroe

     Last Monday after preparation day we were so beat up it was crazy! That day we played like almost all of our day playing sports and then that night we had a lesson with (F) 
     The next day we emailed home (Monday was Columbus Day so library was closed) and after that we did some finding and then later that night after dinner we did more finding. 

     For District Meeting the next day we practised and learned some cool things, after that we exchanged, I went with Elder Clement to the north. We had lunch and then some appointments. That night we had two great lessons with people they have been teaching, we took the ward mission leader and that was great! One lesson we had, the spirit was really strong. After we left we went outside to the car and it was dark, I felt like when we walked outside I was confused, it was because we were back in the world where the spirit was not as strong. 

     The next day before we exchanged back we meet a really cool person in the Salvation Army. When we were aboot to leave he started to sing to us, it was strange. Later that night our appointment fell and we rescheduled for later in the week but we went down to Lambertville and talked with everyone. 

     Super Planning was fun... after that we saw (C) and we discussed what makes The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints the only true church on the earth today and I am sure he understands but we are not completely sure. Later that day we biked around town talking with everyone. 

     The next day we had a lesson planned that morning with our investigator (A) and she cancelled 20 min before so we called the members that were going with us and told them the bad news and like 10 seconds later they called back and asked if we had anything planned, we of course did not so they offered to take us out for Lunch. It was great!! We got to teach them what we were going to teach her. That afternoon we talked with everyone to 'find them that will receive us.' Later that night we had our lesson that fell through earlier in the week. It was great, they fed us dinner and we had a great lesson with him. As we were leaving I told Elder Mortensen to take his left, as that is the way out and since before the lesson we were finding in the area we came to his home from the right. So he went right when I said left and it took us a few seconds to a minute to get back on track. The other way would have taken us to the same place just the way I said to go was about a minute quicker. Well we are flying down the highway doing 60mph when we pull up to a head on collision. It had just happened, there is one other guy there who is calling 911. We got out and are there trying to help the guy who can't move and we were calming down this lady and the other guy after calling for help was helping a guy on the ground. Pretty soon the EMT people show up and start asking questions. Turns out the guy on the ground was so drunk he should have been dead from alcohol poisoning, the guy who could not move hurt his back pretty bad but the lady is fine. Both cars were totalled. If Elder Mortensen would have taken the shorter route, the left turn, that could have been us in the accident. God protected us that late that night and I am so thankful. 

     Sunday was fun, we taught primary. They are noisy kids 11 years olds ... then that day we knocked a ton to 'find them that will receive us.'

The scripture, and my title comes from the section in Preach My Gospel page 156 and also this scripture Doctrine & Covenants 8 "And from this place ye shall go forth into the regions westward; and inasmuch as ye shall find them that will receive you ye shall build up my church in every region"

Lots of Love 
Elder Rodgers 

Sorry no pictures this week, forgot to take his camera with him.

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