as a Member of the Church, In your Missionary efforts
So not to much to report from this week. The weeks are starting to just run together so fast now I cant even remember what happens in depth what has happened. Main things that have happened that I can remember:
We picked up a new investigator who is from Iran and is really interested in learning about the Gospel. He and his family have not even been here for a week and he has already met with us twice and come to sacrament meeting which is awesome. He loved it a lot, liked all of the pictures in the hallway and really loved the Organ music and hymns. He is in the spot where he wants to learn all he can about us because growing up he was never allowed to act on anything he learned about religion because if he converted in Iran he would be killed. Apparently that is a law, stated in the Quran, if you convert to another religion any other religion you can be killed if you go back to your home country. He wants peace and joy in life and is looking and hoping to find it. More to come about him, hopefully lots more.
The companions are going good, hard to train the new missionary but he is learning and growing more and more everyday. Just difficult to get it all rolling.
Had a fireside last night with Clayton M Christinsen who is some Harvard Professor. He spoke on how to do member missionary work. Oh wait I forgot another meeting we had on Thursday. A RM Sister who served in Singapore and Malaysia came and spoke to the mission to introduce some kind of new "Missionary Strategy" You know we she did! She told us to schedule in time to Tract and contact. Yes for an hour and a half we were told the most successful way to do missionary work was to set two to 3 hours aside everyday to tract and contact neighborhoods and shopping complexes. Cause thats going to work in Orange County? Anyways the fireside last night was all about doing member missionary work and having members get people into their home as being the most successful way to do work. So I will be following his advice.
Knowing our religion to be true we ought to be the most devoted people on the face of the earth to the cause we have embraced. Knowing as we do, or should know, that the gospel we have received promises all our hearts can wish or desire, if we are faithful, we ought to be very faithful, devoted, energetic and ambitious in carrying out the designs and wishes of the Lord as He reveals them from time to time through His servants. We ought not to be lukewarm or negligent in attending to our duties, but with all our might, strength and souls we should try to understand the spirit of our calling and the nature of the work in which we are engaged. LSNOWLESSON15
That is all from me, thank you so much for everything you do. It is August 11th already how crazy is that!? Hope all goes well this week for travels and Baptism. Share Helaman 5:12 at Vaughans baptism if you can. Help people know that baptism is the first step in building our foundation in Christ. It is the only way to continue your foundation. Have a great week and tell everyone I love and miss them. LOVE YOU! :)
"Fourth Floor Last Door"
Elder Amric Zane Sobczak
California, Carlsbad, USA
January 2013-June 2013
California, Irvine, USA
July 2013-December 2014