Monday, November 1, 2010

Amazing Experiences

Elder Meinzer and Elder Dodd with Enoch & Isaac

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Elder Meinzer and Elder Dodd have been helping a set of twins in their ward prepare for their missions by reading with them to help them become better readers. Isaac is going to the Nigeria Calabar mission and Enoch is going to the Nigeria Port Harcourt mission. They leave in January.

Elder Meinzer and Elder Dodd accomplished part of their mission goal. Richard went to the temple with the ward and did baptisms for his deceased ancestors. It was a sweet experience. Elder Meinzer and Elder Dodd had dedicated a whole day to gathering up some more information on the pedigree chart for Richard. They had gone over to the stake center to work on it. It took forever because the internet was slow. At one point, it wasn't working, so Elder Meinzer and Elder Dodd prayed to know if they should stay there or go to the internet cafe to finish. As soon as they finished, they looked up and the internet was working. Eventually, the internet stopped working again, they prayed and it started working. And for a third time, it stopped, they prayed and as soon as they ended it started working again! "It was one of the coolest things." The experience definitely helped his testimony to grow.

Elder Meinzer was able to give the district instruction and felt like he should give it on trials. Later that day they were meeting with a woman who hasn't been to church in three months because she has been sick. They began by asking her if she had any questions for them and the first things she asked was why bad things happen to people. It was at that moment that he knew why he had felt prompted to give instruction on trials. Definitely a sweet experience. Elder Meinzer also recently watched Joseph imp into church. He knows that it is not easy for him to get to church because of the amount of pain that he experiences, but he still continues to show forth his faith and come. Joseph is a great example!

Elder Meinzer is currently reading a Twi Book of Mormon along with an English Book of Mormon and he is able to understand what he is reading in Twi. And he able to understand a lot more in church.