"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88
Friday, October 24, 2014
Lunch Following District meeting
We attended district meetings and then agreed to go to lunch with the Elders at a Pakistan restaurant. We were giving Elders Wells and Shabalala a ride because they were in an exchange and the Zone Leaders’ car was in for a service. When we arrived at the restaurant, it was closed so that the owner could attend midday prayers. We waited patiently for it to reopen.
The food was good and the company was enjoyable. After this, we took the Elders to pick up their car at the dealership and then we went teaching with Elder Manqane and Elder Malpage. We taught three discussions.
They were memorable because in one Elder Manqane asked a 17 year old girl to change into more modest clothes. It was a brave thing, but the right thing to do. When she came back into the room Elder Malpage expressed love and gratitude for what she did. Sister Thomas explained that the Elders’ requested this because of the honor and respect they have for women.
In the other lesson Elder Malpage asked the same question four times in order to get the answer that he was seeking. He was able to follow-up with a baptismal question with the investigator committing to be baptized. It was a spiritual experience and as the investigator gave the closing prayer, she broke down into tears as the spirit touched her heart. It was a nice day of teaching.