Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Member Missionary Work and Other Things

September 28, 2015
Elder Westbury and Elder Fisher

    This week has been pretty good. Elder Westbury and I are doing pretty good with working together.  We have already had people come to church every week so far during this companionship and transfer. We have been focusing on working with the ward more because it is more effective than finding (knocking on doors or contacting in the street) and we have been making lots of plans about how we can get people's friends to church and to meet us "Mormons" and see that we are pretty normal people.

    As for cooking, I think the better cook of the two of us is me but we cook different things so he is good with what he cooks. I think we aren't bad but we aren't the best cooks. My favorite thing to eat in Germany is bakery food. I usually get a sandwich and a dessert once a week from a bakery, but I like most of the food here. We actually send our emails from McDonald's every week now because there is one close to our house and we can use the wi-fi for 3 hours there--and it is a nice McDonald's, too.

Elder Fisher's shoes.
    For one session of General Conference we are going to another branch in our district and watch the Sunday morning session there. We are not too sure how and where we will watch the other session right now but we will eventually find out.  Our branch is actually part of a district, but I think that the district is pretty close to becoming a stake though.

    We actually didn't have service opportunity this week because we had a lot of meetings that we had to go to but it was still a fun week anyways. We like doing service because it really helps with softening people's hearts or at least sparks some interest for people to listen to us.

    Scripture for the week is actually the Introduction to the Book ofMormon written by Mormon.  I read it today and it was really good.

    Quote of the week is from Bruce R. Mckonkie, "There is no way of overstating the importance of this book of Nephite scripture in the salvation of men in the last days"

    I sent pictures today so you can see some of the fun that I am having here in Germany Berlin mission. I love you and hope that you have a wonderful week.


Elder Fisher

A Mustang sighting on the streets of Germany
How the supermoon looked in Germany on September 27th 

1 comment:

  1. If you are interested in the "Introduction to the Book of Mormon" Elder Fisher mentioned, this is it:

    "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel.

    The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.

    The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after His resurrection. It puts forth the doctrines of the gospel, outlines the plan of salvation, and tells men what they must do to gain peace in this life and eternal salvation in the life to come.

    After Mormon completed his writings, he delivered the account to his son Moroni, who added a few words of his own and hid up the plates in the Hill Cumorah. On September 21, 1823, the same Moroni, then a glorified, resurrected being, appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and instructed him relative to the ancient record and its destined translation into the English language.

    In due course the plates were delivered to Joseph Smith, who translated them by the gift and power of God. The record is now published in many languages as a new and additional witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that all who will come unto Him and obey the laws and ordinances of His gospel may be saved.

    Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”

    In addition to Joseph Smith, the Lord provided for eleven others to see the gold plates for themselves and to be special witnesses of the truth and divinity of the Book of Mormon. Their written testimonies are included herewith as “The Testimony of Three Witnesses” and “The Testimony of Eight Witnesses.”

    We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.)

    Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is His revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah."