Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Hey Mama B and Daddy B :)
And hi everybody

Today I was on an exchange with another missionary in a different area and we taught a lady that they had tracted into earlier. It was a wonderful experience. We taught her the first lesson, the restoration. I felt the spirit there. I became more cognisant of how my teaching was. Did I teach to much to soon, did I miss the mark or did I let the spirit guide my actions and guide me in what I taught? I felt fairly good about the appointment I just hope that I didn't get in the way of what the spirit had to say. It was amazing as we taught her in her home. We first sat down and began to speak with her. She explained her reason for having us come back and whey she was interested. She wanted to know what the Mormons believe and what sets us apart from everyone else and also what is so different about one religion from another. Aren't they all pretty much the same? Now that last line I just wrote she didn't actual say but I knew that that was what she was getting at. She wasn't antagonistic towards us but just had honest questions and we answered them. It was such a... happy, is really the best word to describe it, feeling to teach her these things. I KNEW that they were true. I was testifying TO her of truth. I could see at times her looking back into my eyes which I have experienced before in other lessons. An investigator searching, knowingly or unknowingly, for the missionary's conviction in the message that he or she is proclaiming. In the language of the soul "Do you really believe this? Is this really true? How do you know?" in essence this is what they yearn for and often cry out silently. This lady though she stated that she was curious mainly about what we believe and just wanted to know what was out there, really was wanting to know what IS the truth? But she did not know where to find it. I know that each of us are searching for truth and will continue to search for it until we find it. We are spirit children and we need truth. With out knowledge we feel a emptiness inside like starving. We, all of us, are sent for to serve the Lord as He said " feed My lambs... feed My sheep". I know that this gospel is true and I am thankful to be out here. I hope to hear from you guys soon and I love you. Thanks for everything. Bye.

Elder Berryhill

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