Monday, January 30, 2012

Big 21 Birthday

To celebrate his birthday Elder Meinzer went out and got fried rice and chicken (which is kind of like the nice meal in Ghana). "It was delicious."

This week Elder Meinzer went with his companion to the farm and spent hours watering individual tomato plans by hand with a tiny cup and a bucket of water.

About a month ago Elder Meinzer contacted a man and gave him a Book of Mormon and a restoration pamphlet, thinking that it would be the last time he saw him since he lives out in some village. Last week he called them to come meet with him. He had read the introduction to the Book of Mormon and had a good understanding of it. They had a great discussion where they touched on points from all of the five lessons, including the restoration, the priesthood, the plan of salvation, the gospel of Jesus Christ, some of the commandments, temples and baptism for the dead. The lesson just flowed with the questions he was asking. He has tried many different religions. He said he feels like he has a hole inside him that he can't seem to fill. At the end of the lesson, Elder Meinzer asked him if he felt like the hole inside him had been filled a bit. He sat and thought for a second, then said, "Yes." He definitely wants to learn more and came to church yesterday.