This week we definitely hit the ground running. We had transfers on Thursday then we had zone meeting on saturday, and then a meeting with the stake president on sunday, but it has been so good. My new comp is Elder Muñoz from cajamarca peru, and he is great!
We had a great zone meeting on saturday and talked a lot about how we can find new people to teach and how we can strive to be more sensitive in following the impressions of the spirit while proselyting. Then on Sunday we talked with President Noriega about how we can work with the zone and the stake to strengthen the members and bring more to church, and we talked alot about sleeping. A HUGE problem here in san juan is sleeping, everyone sleeps. From 1-6:30pm there is like nobody on the streets and we talked about how so many people here have been spiritually sleeping, there are a lot of less actives who have gotten lazy and it has been hard to get them to get up and come back.
But we talked about how we could work more effectively with that, and decided that we would divide the areas into sectors, because a problem we have here is that the same members are always coming with us to lessons but we want to involve more. Also the majority of the active members”s friends are also members of the church, but a less actives friends alot of times have the majority of their friends outside of the church, so we talked about how we want to get the less actives more involved in helping accompany us to lessons with investigators so that they also can feel what they felt the first time they were converted, and so they can wake up! I love this scripture in alma 5:7 7 Behold, he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened themout of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God. Behold,they were in the midst of darkness; nevertheless, theirsouls were illuminated by the light of the everlastingword; yea, they were encircled about by the bands ofdeath, and the chains of hell, and an everlastingdestruction did await them.
because it reminds me of the words in praise to the man, “wake up the world for the conflict of justice, millions shall know brother joseph again.” This is the restored gospel!! And this is the light that will change these peoples lives. May we all be those alarm clocks. I love you all so much.
elder justin lototoa wilson