Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 9, 2011

Highlights from Kyle's letter today:

So this week has been quite the roller-coaster. We had two investigator lessons, found a new investigator and then lost him 3 days later, today is transfer, but I am staying with Elder Morris and I am now a District Leader. Yay for more responsibility!!!! This will be the longest that I have stayed in one area on my mission, lasted through 4 transfers, crazy, eh?

So, we received a referral from the church's system, Murray. It took about an hour to find him, he was alone, his family wasn't there. It turned out to be one of the best lessons ever. He is so prepared. We showed him the dvd, "Finding Faith in Christ" and then had an awesome chat. He has many friends that are LDS and is very impressed with them. One of them gave him a Book of Mormon. On his own he has given up alchohol, caffeinated drinks, and coffee. All this before even meeting with missionaries. He told us how he just loves the effect that "our faith" has on it's members and how we seem to stick to our morals and standards better than anyone else in other religions. The only hold up, his wife isn't interested and he doesn't want to meet with us behind her back. He says it isn't a matter of if, but when he becomes a member. We will stay in contact and drop by once in a while.

This was so difficult. He was an answer to prayers, but we aren't in the business of forcing people, we have to let them have agency. This has turned out to be another test of faith from Father in Heaven.

Elder Morris is doing well and learning quick.

Love, Elder Madsen

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