To start it all i off i want to thank all those who are in my ward. To all those who were at my families home helping with the flood i want to thank you. Thank you for being willing to help, thank you for protecting my family and helping them when they needed it, and thank you for being an answer to prayers. I can not thank you enough.
This week was awesome. I got to go on an exchange with the Zone leader in bratislava, it was great to be able to work with him and he taught me a lot and helped me see a lot.
We had a lesson with our investigator that is super prepared and he was way open to everything. He is trying his best to memorize all the names in the book of mormon and the dates and everything. We talked about Joseph Smith and when we said "when he was a young boy in the year 1..." I started to stumble over my words and he goes on september 22 1823, ( which is when the angel moroni appeared to him,) we were shocked because the only reason we remembered what he was talking about was because that morning we had been wondering when that was so we looked in the Book of Mormon and remembered it. so basically he is way prepared, he hasnt been to church yet but we will teach him why that is important next time i believe.
We also have an investigator that we are reading the book of mormon with, we all read a chapter a day and then we give him a call and talk with him about it that night. we just read the title page and the introduction today and we will call him tonight. we will read the witnesses testimony tomorrow and josephs the day after so this is going to be great.
I know that reading the word of God really does help us. By doing so we gain a strength, we gain energy from heaven, and we gain heavenly protection. It does not matter how many times you have read it you will always find something new, always learn something if you try. I know we can overcome anything if we trust in God and do the little things every day, pray, read our scriptures, go to church, obey the commandments, visit the temple. There is more spiritual strength offered to us then we know, so please take advantage of it as much as you can and please don't ever say you are to busy to do what the lord asks, because if you are to busy to read the scriptures or pray then you are far more busy then the Lord ever intended for you to be
remember when life gets to hard for you to stand, kneel you will be closer to heaven anyways.