Wednesday, September 7, 2011

People actually listen to and think about what I teach them."

Zone Conference was this week and Elder Meinzer and Elder Ekaette gave instruction on working with ward leaders. President Shultz gave them a couple of compliments about their instruction. Elder Meinzer has a desire to be a powerful and effective teacher. He wants to instruct well so that people will try to apply what they learned. "If they don't think about what I said after they leave the room, then I didn't do my part."

These past couple of weeks, Elder Meinzer has seen how the Lord truly blesses them as they spend more time to plan in the evenings and talk about investigators in companionship study. They taught a lot of lessons this past week and they were all good lessons. Their days are more filled and they meet with more people. "It's sweet to be able to tangibly see the blessings that come from obedience."

Cecilia accepted a baptismal date for the 25th. Sarah and Kofi also accepted a baptismal date for the 25th.

A couple of weeks ago they went to the family home evening of one of their members and Elder Meinzer gave a little scriptural thought on prayer and related the experience he had a while ago about doing family history work at the stake center in Takoradi when the internet stopped working and then they prayed and it started working again. Recently they were teaching somebody that lives in the same compound as the family and they had one of the sons present in their lesson. They asked him to share an experience he has had with prayer and he related the story from FHE. Elder Meinzer thought that was cool. "People actually listen to and think about what I teach them."