Monday, May 19, 2014

"For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them"

Talofa family,

There is so much good happening here.

On Wednesday I went on an exchange with Elder Langi, who's serving in San Bernardino now. I love that guy. It was an awesome day. We taught Henrietta about scripture study and prayer. She's been struggling. She told us that she feels good whenever we come, but the rest of the time she feels like Satan is weighing her down and tempting her hard. She hasn't been reading though. She recommit to reading everyday, and we're arranging with some of her friends who are members of the Church to read with her during the week.

Scripture power! Keeps us safe from sin!

It's true. Life is better and we are stronger when we diligently study the scriptures.

On Friday, while planning for next week, our plans for the evening all fell through. We weren't sure where to go, so we prayed. We continued to plan, then noticed a name on one of our white boards. A guy named Peleti. He was a referral from some folks in Eastvale with just a phone number. We couldn't get ahold of him several weeks ago. So we called again and he said we could come by that evening. And we went that evening.

We caught him and some friends in the middle of a bible study, and they welcomed us in. It was a great experience. The Bible is great. I was impressed by their kindness and by their sincere desire to become better Christians. After, we spoke more with Peleti and his wife and found out they had met with Sister missionaries for a long while, but the sisters suddenly stopped showing up. They're a young couple with 2 baby daughters. And they're open to have us visit and teach them more. It's a miracle. It's amazing to think that Heavenly Father prepares and directs all these miracles.

Heavenly Father loves us so much. He teaches us how to be happy in the scriptures, especially in the Book of Mormon. Read it! :)

Alofa atu,

Elder Judd