Monday, December 14, 2015

"Don't Procrastinate the Day of Your Repentance"

Friends and Family -- 

This week was amazing! We had so much more success and were able to talk to a lot more people. The first part of the week was very slow but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday picked up really quick. Within those 3 days we taught 16 lessons and got 9 new investigators. The Lord blessed us so much with these people to teach. 

We taught the Millers a couple times this week and they are finally keeping the word of wisdom. They had the hardest time giving up alcohol but they are seeing the blessings and feeling the spirit a lot more ever since they stopped. They have been sober for about 2 1/2 weeks so if they keep it up they will be able to get baptized next month! They showed up to church again and the ward was so welcoming to them. They really enjoy it and they already feel like they are apart of the church. And they are the first investigators that I have had that read from the Book of Mormon and pray every night. It has been so great to see them progress.

Also we had the opportunity to meet with our investigator Henry The Broadway dancer. He is coming along very well! We have a great conversation with him every week and he tells us that he knows this is what he needs in his life. He was finally able to come to church and that was amazing! He told us after that this was the best church that he has ever been to. He said he felt at peace the whole time. And the ward was so great to him too. They were super excited to see him there and he committed to some members that he would come next week also. He likes it a lot. He is also having us over for Christmas dinner so that's going to be a blast!

Last week I talked about the new Christmas video "A Savior is Born" and let me tell you this video gets better and better each time we share it with others. We were able to show the video 44 times this week and I can feel the spirit working on each and everyone of those people that we showed. This video was the reason we were able to find all of those investigators. Many people don't realize that we believe in Christ and after showing this to them it changed their views about us Mormons. "They said they really like how we are trying to keep Christ alive". 

We had a great experience one night with an amazing Hispanic family. We knocked on their door and the husband answers the door and we talked about how we were sharing a quick Christmas video about Jesus Christ and he told us that his family would be back in like 20 minutes and told us he wanted us to come back to show it to all of them. So that was like at 9:30 at night which isn't the best time to be out in Huntington station. But anyways we went back and we showed them the video and we bore testimony about Christ. And then the man says "in my honest opinion I think that you guys are the best Church out their. He told us that his daughter is 12 and she hasn't been to church yet and told us that he would like her to go to our. And she was there and was so excited that she would finally go to church. She asked how she could become a member of our church, it was amazing. So they will be at church on Sunday and we will be meeting
with them on Friday. It was a miracle.

This has been an amazing week and I have truly seen the blessing of "Obedience" we need to be obedient to be an instrument in the Lord's hands. And with the Christmas season coming up this is a perfect time
to realign your life to Christ. We always have second chances because of him he is always there for us. So if your struggling just take a step back and look at all the things the Christ had done for you. I know he has done so much for me and that's why I'm out here. And I want to leave you with one of the greatest quotes I have ever heard. "Don't procrastinate the day of your repentance" this little quote has changed my mission around and I know that it can help you in your lives. Have a great week y'all.

With love,

Elder Jeppson

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