Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life. -3 Nephi 5:13

Monday, December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 Power to Change

Wow it's been a great week!! We've been doing a lot of contacting at a university called Queens! Lots of nice students are over there! A lot of them are in a hurry getting to class and stuff like that but we were able to find 3 new and get 8 potentials!! So it's pretty sick! We've been meeting with probably my favorite investigator of all time, Ebe!! His real name is Ebenezer D!! He's from Quatar! He's been raised a Christian! And his best friend is a Mormon! He's part of worldwide group called Power to Change! A bunch of Queen's students are part of the group! And we've met a lot of them and they are so nice!! We've been talking about the fundaments and basics of the church with him!! And he came to church yesterday for all three hours and he loved it! We are already really good friends. We have so much in common it's creepy! I was meant to meet this guy! What else.. oh man we were invited by one of our investigators to one of there bible study classes... man what an experience.. in Elder Bybee's words, he says, "Tuesday we ran into this super down to earth guy who invited us over for a gospel study group on Friday.  We show up, everyone is super nice..apparently though, Friday is their sabbath day...kinda weird.  and on top of that, they start with a ton of singing and dancing.  halfway through this interesting show, we kind of realize that this is what they would consider to be church.  later on we find out they're a group of the religion "12 Tribes". We let the guy who invited us know that we had to leave early cuz we had another lesson.

So the weirdness continues, and then this old man stands up, and starts basically throwing down on us without looking at us.  Talking about how "Christianity has it wrong and people have been brainwashed by the religious institutions, blah blah blah".  we sit, listening politely, until the time comes that we have to go.

We stand up to leave, and he starts yelling at us, just ripping into us.  Elder Beddes starts smiling, cuz it's just so funny, as i grab our coats and we start putting them on, smiling at this guy.  He gets done yelling, and is like "NO, YOU GUYS TEACH US ABOUT GOD.  PLEASE, I'LL SIT DOWN."

I'm so done by now, and so I walk up and say, "alright, i'll share something."  and proceed to bear testimony of the Savior.  It was such a cool experience.  this preacher guy is all chapped, but people in the room are nodding their heads as i testify of the reality of the Savior.  We walk out the door into the cold, and this girl comes running outside, and says 
her: "Do you guys really believe that Jesus was Resurrected?"
us: "yes, yes we do:)"
her: "Do you guys believe in repentance?"
us: "yes, yes we do:)"
her: "I wanna learn more about your church"
us: "well, you came to the right place.  we'll be back next week, we'll set up something."
her: "i'd really like that."

And there you have it. It was pretty interesting. I felt like the Savior almost as we stood there getting yelled at by this guy telling us we aren't Christian and stuff in front of a lot of people. But because of Elder Bybee's short testimony we were able to have someone follow us out of the building and ask us those things!! Can't wait to meet with her!! It was an overall good week! Me and Elder Bybee are having a ton of fun! We were really nervous that we were going to get transferred but it turns out that we are staying another one!! Get to spend Christmas here! So excited!!! 
I can't wait to skype you guys!! It's already that time?? Man time flies!! I know my redeemer lives and loves me too!! He watches over us and knows our doings!! He knows what we are feeling, how we are doing, and the potential that we all have!!! He's cheering us on, and I bare witness of that! Love you all,
Elder Beddes, Coco, Jojo


This is one of my investigators!! Ebenezer D!! I love this guy so much! We are such good friends. One of those people where you know you weren't sent here for a reason and it was to me Ebe!! haha  


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