Monday, October 12, 2015

Elder Holmes

Well life's been pretty good up here. My new companion's name is Elder Holmes! Here's a picture of him.

This week we had some great lessons with Justin and Danya. But it was also pretty stressful because I was adjusting to having a brand new missionary and also trying to prepare for zone training that happened on friday. But things are pretty smooth now. 

This week I've also been searching diligently to understand more about how the spirit gives us an answer to whether or not the Book of Mormon is true. I've learned a lot as I pondered my own experience as well as read the scriptures and PMG. This is what I've come up with so far. As we read the BofM certain passages with ring true with us, this is the Light of Christ. If we ask God through prayer if the Book is true then read a passage that rings true to us, then we recognize that God is communicating with us and giving us an answer to our question. (The Holy Spirit works through the light of Christ. PMG Chap 4) That feels pretty cool to realize that the creator of everything is communicating with us personally. It builds our faith. The fruits of this realization are "love, joy, peace" etc. (Galatians 5). When we have this experience we naturally want to repent. I have seen many investigators read the Book of Mormon and experience the Light of Christ. They like the Book. They think its good. But they often don't realize the ways that God is communicating with them. Without the personal connection to God their faith is not strong enough to influence them to repent.

Well Love yall!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson

BTW: There are two great ways to follow the events of the Washington, Spokane Mission:
Facebook Mission Group Page: Washington, Spokane Mission - President Dymock

Love ya!

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