Monday, June 30, 2014

Every Day I'm Teachin' Em'

So, what’s up everyone?

Can I just tell you that last week was insane? Catholic priests, Fifa World Cup, jealous boyfriends, a Mormon circus and so much more… 
Yeah I know it’s crazy

It all started Tuesday when a Catholic priest invited us to teach him.... Yeah a Catholic priest, Father Gonzalo. Ha-ha. We had to go to a little town outside of Bugalagrande. We got in the taxi and told him to take us to the chapel in Overo; he looked at us as if we were crazy and said ¨the Catholic chapel? ¨ On the way there he started talking and was like, ¨I always thought you guys were from another religion...¨, ha-ha-ha. The lesson with the priest was super awesome, he had no idea what missionaries were or what we taught. So we taught him the first lesson, the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, with a ton of scriptures. The priest was very confused because he said that what we taught him made sense. We then told him we wanted to baptize him, hahahahaha, he kindly declined the offer. However we left him with a Book of Mormon and he is enthusiastic to read it.

Um, okay may I just say that this country is going crazy with the World Cup. The Colombians are the furthest than they have ever been in the FIFA World cup in history. When they play we aren’t allowed to leave the house because the people go nuts here. Parades, parties, everything goes. Look up ¨Colombia Desfiles Fifa¨ on Youtube and you will see what the streets are like here after they win or loose... it’s intense. 

So it was a major bummer this week our number one investigator Paola had a problem, her boyfriend told her that she had to choose between the missionaries or him. We will not be continuing to teach her...

There is a traveling circus that is passing through Bugalagrande right now, and the owner and almost all the workers are members. So we are going to do a huge family home evening with whomever wants to come in the circus and it’s going to be free. They’ll put on a show and then we are going to teach from the ring. It’s going to be so awesome. I’ve never taught so many people at one time before. It’s going to be so sick! We are studying the talks of King Benjamin when he taught from the tower to the whole country, basically so that well be more prepared about what to say and how to say it. 

I absolutely love what an ancient prophet said about speaking openly and boldly about the gospel of Jesus Christ. He said: 

Alma 29:1-2
1. O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!
2. Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.
I love that scripture.

Alma wanted so badly to help his brothers understand the gospel of Jesus Christ that he even asked God to speak as if he was speaking with the trump of God.

 I now challenge you all to try at least one time this week and speak with the 
"Trump of God" 
Share your testimony one time this week. Be verbal, written, or a post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at least...
Remember the words of Luke 11:33

 33. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick that they which come in may see the light.

Be a light to the world.

Share your testimony and then share it with me.
I want to hear how you shared your testimony.
Thank you to those that shared with me how you shared your gratitude for your parents last week and wrote me about it, honestly it made my day. 

I love you all
Elder Lyle

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