As many of you know now, the Church has released a new initiative based on Easter.
This is pretty similar to the Because of Him or the He is the Gift. But they are having missionaries all around the world get involved!!! So we've been given a hundred cards -- not even close to enough -- to begin sharing the miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ the Lord.
Last week just after the initiative started every single appointment we had fell through. We were standing there contacting just thinking, "should we really just go inviting people for eight hours?" We decided to head back to the house and look up some less active members who we could go visit.
We found some old folders and began searching. Looking for people who lived nearby that we could go visit without too much planning. We made some phone calls to different leaders looking for potentials.
After asking our Elders quorum president about a certain member we asked him if he knew anyone else that we could visit. He thought and said a name and told us he'd call us back. We finished up our work at the house and headed back out to go contacting and we got a phone call from him. He came, picked us up, and drove us to a members home. Brother Tdid was born with a few physical handicaps and he struggles to walk. We shared some verses about the resurrection from 3 Nephi and then we pulled out the Because He Lives video.
We watched it and tears came to my eyes. This brother reached out and put his hands on our knees -- this is a really neat gesture that they do here, it kind of shows affection and care-- and although struggling to speak he sat and testified of the resurrection and the blessings of the gospel.
We helped him find the video on his phone and gave him a card so he could share it. We had him look it up right there on his phone so he could do it by himself and he just watched the entire video again. Then he looked up and told us that he knew lots of people nearby who he could share it with.
I'm going to do my best to share the miracle of the resurrection by sharing my testimony that he lives. I know that we're going to see so many miracles here as we let the thai people know that Jesus Christ lives, and because He lives, we all will too.
Here's some random pictures!
I'm getting a new suit cut! What's cool about this suit is that I chose all of the fabric, and am getting it cut, and it is costing about $82.00
This is a really pretty place that we went contacting!