Monday, July 13, 2015

Cheating at Bingo

So this week we got to eat lunch on Sunday at a members house. It was great food. They made potatoes with a rhubarb sauce on top. Afterwords we played bingo where the loser has to share a scripture. So halfway through this speed round of bingo I'm completely lost on which numbers he is calling out so I peak over at the board with all the numbers on it and he completely calls me out for trying to cheat at bingo. The funny part, I still lose. Moral of the story, you will never win if you cheat, especially if a German catches you. 

This week we also had a great lesson with an investigator. I think that I learned more from it then the investigator. It was our first member present lesson with this investigator so I was excited for that. About 20 min into the lesson though I was getting a bit upset with our member because he was always talking and not letting the investigators say anything. But after a few short prayers I started to pay more attention to what he was saying. The spirt was so strong and he was helping our investigator so much with everything that we had been trying to do for a week. It was crazy so I sat back and let the member do the talking. Afterwords we asked our investigator what he thought and he said that it helped him a ton.

While studying the scriptures this week I found a cool relation between scriptures and missionary work. In D&C 11:21 it says "Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men." Which is cool because a part of mission life is studying every morning before we go out and speak with people. I always thought of that as a long term kinda thing, but it also works great for a day to day practice.

Another cool spiritual thing was the article in this months Ensign,  "Filled with Life and Energy" by Randal A. Wright. It brings up some interesting points about waking up early which has been a fun adjustment to missionary life :| no smile.... But it has been a great blessing. 

Elder Flickinger