Elder McLeish & Elder Augustine
Well Happy Father’s Day to Dad!! I hope it was a great day and everything went well! I know that Fathers are pretty great!
I think these scriptures fit into Father’s Day!
5 For they remembered the words which their father Helaman spake unto them. And these are the words which he spake:
6 Behold, my sons, I desire that ye should remember to keep the commandments of God; and I would that ye should declare unto the people these words. Behold, I have given unto you the names of our first parents who came out of the land of Jerusalem; and this I have done that when you remember your names ye may remember them; and when ye remember them ye may remember their works; and when ye remember their works ye may know how that it is said, and also written, that they were good.
7 Therefore, my sons, I would that ye should do that which is good, that it may be said of you, and also written, even as it has been said and written of them.
8 And now my sons, behold I have somewhat more to desire of you, which desire is, that ye may not do these things that ye may boast, but that ye may do these things to lay up for yourselves a treasure in heaven, yea, which is eternal, and which fadeth not away; yea, that ye may have that precious gift of eternal life, which we have reason to suppose hath been given to our fathers.
I love the name that I have because it is the name of my Father, and when I remember my name it helps me to do good and that name is to be shown for good.
We have had a crazy week. We have been teaching our friend Tunde and she is all ready to be baptized, we just need to see when she has a Sunday off then she will be able to be baptized and confirmed. We have also been teaching our friend Kwadjo he is a funny guy. Really cool. We were able to sit down with him twice this past week and teach him the Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved the lessons a lot from what he told us. But sadly, he didn’t make it out to church. So, we’ll have to get a hold of him and invite him again. So, the rest of the time we have been out on the street talking to people. Then just the other day we went on exchanges in Edinburgh that was pretty fun. We had a lot of finding time out in the rain and we taught a few lessons, so all was well with that. I then spoke to President Donaldson about a few things with the conference coming up tomorrow. A bit nervous so hope all goes well. Then last night we had a pretty cool experience. We were out doing some try byes of some people that said we could come back. So, we went around to this young family that told us we could come back. We knocked on the door and nothing at first but then the doors open and this lady screams. I guess she didn’t hear us, but it wasn’t the person we were looking for it was just the visitors leaving. So, we spoke to this mom and she had some questions like where did we come from, why do bad things happen, and where do we go? So, we taught the plan of salvation right there on the door step and she said that she hopes that it is the right plan because it’s the best plan she’s ever heard. So, spoke to her about the Holy Ghost and his role in teaching us and that is why she feels the way she does. So, she took a Book of Mormon and we should be going back tonight to see her and the kids again.
So today we have A LOT to do. We need to do this video thing and then get ready for the conference and all this stuff. So, I’m bit all over the place and this will probably be another short email. But no worries we are going to get photos. I have one photo of Elder McLeish and me. Well again I love my Father very much and I’m grateful for the example he is to me! I hope to be just like him one day.
Elder Augustine and a food challenge that didn’t go so well