I have had some great experiences this week. We worked hard and really saw improvement in ourselves, and I especially saw an increase in our effectiveness. Cool experience this week. Last week we went to a small village a couple miles away from Bernburg. As soon as we stopped to look at the map, two people walked up to us and started talking to us. Who are you? Are you new in the area? We had our very own welcome wagon (actually it was just people). One of them was old and did not have any interest in the gospel, but the other one was younger and more open to talk to us. Unfortunately, he got away before we were able to talk to him about the Book of Mormon or anything. This week though, we went back there. We decided we needed to find this kid. So we started dooring, and the first house we rang at, he came out from the side yard and greeted us. It was great, though we kind of knew where he lived already, it was still a miracle that he was home. We told him a little more about who we are and what we do. Then we offered him a Book of Mormon and invited him to learn more. Unfortunately, he is too busy with his school schedule right now to meet, but he took the Book of Mormon and said he would read it. He also said that in two months or so, his schedule would clear up a little and he would have more time. There were many more miracles this week, but I don’t have time to write them all out.
The Lord loves his children and wants them to find him. Whether they are religious or not, He cares for everyone, and He wants to talk with them. Prayer is powerful. Learn more how you can pray with your whole soul, it is worth the effort.
Love, Elder J Billings