Monday, September 15, 2014

Line upon Line

Another week of miracles here in Kongsberg! We had a tough start to the week. A lot of banking  and a lot of "Nei Takk" and slammed doors. It was tough, but by the middle of the week, things started to turn around. On Wednesday we were blessed to be in the right place at the right time on countless occasions. We kept running into past potentials/investigators on the street that were willing to be taught then and there! There was one investigator that came to an appointment with the plan of dropping us. He said he was satisfied with his understanding of things. We proceeded to bear a lot of testimony and explain the apostasy and need for a restoration. The spirit literally filled our mouths with what he needed to hear. He was speechless and said he would pray again, this time with real intent, to find out. This message really answers the questions of the soul. 

We had a cool experience on Friday. There is this big African family that lives in Kongsberg. Since I have been here we have met all of the different siblings in the family (they live in different areas around the city). Small town problems. All have been positive, but it has been difficult to get appointments with them. This past friday we met the youngest son named Laurence. A sweet 18 year-old. We got to teach him! He is way prepared and said he is searching for which of all these different faiths is right. Excited to teach him and try to involve the youth of the ward as well. 

I have been thinking a lot lately about the pattern in which God work's with us: line upon line, precept upon precept. I've been trying to apply this concept a lot more to missionary work of late. For the church to really grow here in Norway it is going to take a bunch of little miracles, not a few big ones. A bunch of small steps. Often we put way to much focus on the end result when we really have no idea how we are going to get there. There is all this talk about us hastening the work, when really it is the Lord hastening His work. In the end, if we just focus on the little things each day, this work will go forth in God's way and God's time. 

Some other cool news: Rogers, a guy we found and taught a lot in Tromsø was just baptized this past Saturday!!

There was another baptism in Drammen on Saturday!

I love you all! Have a great week!

Eldste Parkinson

Throwback! This is Rogers! He was baptized on Saturday!

Took a hike