Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Christ is the Reason"

General Conference was amazing. Sister Anderson called to remind/let us know that we could have a question to take to the Lord, to have it answered in General Conference. At first, it didn't seem that there was anything particularly special. But, soon, there was talk after talk that gave me wonderful counsel and direction that I can now ponder and apply in my life, and especially in my missionary work. More than that, though, was the face that a question that had been nagging at me at the back of my mind was answered, and really brought peace to me, to know that Heavenly Father was mindful of that concern even when I didn't bring it up. I now know more than ever that Heavenly Father has his restored Church on this Earth today, that the fullness of doctrine has been restored. It is a comfort to have that knowledge.

Two investigators who I want to highlight this week are Rita and Thiam Heng.

Rita has been continuing to learn, and has been progressing well. She asks really introspective questions, and those that a true investigator asks, one who really wants to understand the restored gospel, and the plan that Heavenly Father has for us. She has a cheerful countenance, and came for a couple of Conference sessions, so that was great!

Thiam Heng brought a friend named Fuji to our appointment. We went over to President O'Grady's (1st counselor in the Stake Presidency) home since he works at the school that Thiam Heng attends. We taught them the message of the Restoration of the Gospel, which was a wonderful experience with the Spirit. They committed to praying and reading to know if what we taught was true, and had a good dinner after that. Aside from the food though, it was good to have two people who were really pondering on the things that we taught them.

We're meeting with a couple of new investigators this evening, one of them a friend from high school so that will be interesting. Her boyfriend is on a mission, so we're helping her to learn more. The other appointment is also with a girl whose boyfriend is on a mission. Both in Australia. It'll be good.

District Meeting was titled "Christ is the Reason." It was good to be able to focus on the Savior and remember that we are doing what we are doing only because of Him.

We truly do testify of Christ. (,4945,90-1-10-1,00.html)

-Elder Chua

1 comment:

Jared and Laura said...

General conference really was amazing wasn't it. Glad to hear your updates. That was so thoughtful of you to send the package to Jared, thank you!