Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All of the sudden, like we were in a movie, this guy pulls up on his bike.

Letter to Dad...

This is a great email!  That would be awesome to get a Jeep!  But focus of the trans am first and then everything will be awesome.  The time is going fast now and you only have 5 months to finish, you can do it though.  This week was cool.  The coolest miracle happened one night when we went to visit Geralyn.  When we got there, she was having some problems. We offered to give her a blessing.  We walked in and I realized that we had no third  lalaki (male) so it was bawal (against the rules).  I thought in my head that maybe this could be an exception and then the thought came to me "The Priesthood doesn't work by disobedience."  I told Elder Fiesta and we went back outside.  We had no idea how we could get another lalaki cuz it was night and we were in a little alley with no people in it, but we were obedient.  All of the sudden, like we were in a movie, this guy pulls up on his bike.  We tell him the situation and ask him if he could watch us for a minute as we gave Geralyn a blessing.

I blessed her and the Spirit was really strong.  The blessing was the will of Heavenly Father.  As we exited the house, it was calm and the guy asked us if we were Mormons.  We said yes.  He said that he has been reading "the Book of Mormon: another testament of Jesus Christ" and yes he said the whole thing, and that he had a lot of questions.  The next day we went back and taught him and Jonel and Geralyn came out and joined us in the lesson.  He began by telling us that he has searched through many religions and then told us one by one, with references to the Bible, why each of them were wrong.  We shared with him the restoration and it was cool because the Holy Ghost helped us and brought scriptures to our mind.  When we taught about Moroni he's like "so you mean to say that this is the 7th angel mentioned in the 10th chapter of Revelations that holds the sealed book?"  We were like "yes!"  He committed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and then he was like "before we leave I just have one more question."  I was kind of nervous that he'd fight us at this point...

"In the 7th chapter of Alma, he prophesies that Jesus would be born in Jerusalem.  Where was he actually born Elders?"  "Bethlehem"  we said.  "Then why does it say Jerusalem?"  Then an answer came to my mind.  I don't know whether I heard it in seminary, or in Sunday school, or maybe in a talk just driving down the road.  But it came to mind clear enough that I could explain it simply.  "God revealed to Alma that Christ would be born in Jerusalem because that revelation was for them.  They knew that their fathers came from a place called Jerusalem, but they had never heard of Bethlehem.  Just as I say that I am from Salt Lake City, Utah because it is more well known than Centerville, Utah."  He accepted the answer and said he would humbly read.

The next day, Jonel came to church with his wife Geralyn and says that he wants to repent and feel what his wife feels.  It was awesome.  I love being a missionary. 

Elder Zesiger

Letter to Mom....

This week was cool and there were a lot of miracles!  We went to try and get  a list of all the big families from the barangay which is kind of like a local government.  We went in to the chairman who is like a mayor. And the first thing that he said was "you are affiliated with the FBI right to gather everyone's lineage."  I said "I don't think so, but that would be awesome!"  He laughed and then asked us about his family history, we promised to help him and then he said that he'd  give us whatever we wanted.  We asked for the list and he gave us access to all the information that they had, including pass port info, voter's ids, birthdays, addresses, and anything else you can think of!  It was crazy.  We will go back tomorrow and teach him about his family history and hopefully it can be like a King Lamoni situation.  Everyone respects and knows the barangay capitain.  He is the leader of like 20,000 people!

I love you mom 
Elder Zesiger

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