Week 81 – Alabama Birmingham Mission
Well those two bible referrals that we had appointments with this week didn’t go through. We set up another appointment with each of them later in the week and same thing happened.
Yesterday we had a lady named Nell who we met a month or so ago come to church. She lives in Union Springs 45 minutes away but is in town taking care of her aunt. Her aunt lives around the corner from the Carter Hill building and we had stake conference so it all worked out. She couldn’t find her dress shoes so she wore her Jordans. She enjoyed it and very excitedly told us she wanted to talk with the pastor and hurried up front after and talked to one of the members of the stake presidency. We’ve been trying to help her understand the restoration but she just doesn’t get it and we don’t know how we can be more clear that there is one true church.
We met a guy named Daniel tracting he’s 78 and said he was a brick layer for 50 years and has been retired for 20 years… hmm. We taught him the restoration and he said he knows its all true. But when we invite him to come to church or be baptized he tells us he goes to church and has already been baptized. He’s in the same boat as Nell, he just doesn’t get it and we don’t know if its possible to be more clear to him that his church doesn’t teach this.
Friday night we were downtown and we met a man named Adam who’s here for some training at Maxwell airforce base. He got here this week and we were able to let him know about stake conference and gave him our phone number. We saw him there on Sunday.
Right after meeting Adam some dude with a big beard came up and started telling us how we belong to a cult and we need to do some research. He then told us that we are all dirty rags to God and that we can’t be clean but once God chooses to save us then the only question is which sins we’re gonna commit but it doesn’t really matter cause Jesus already worked out our salvation. Haha I’m grateful for the knowledge I have of Jesus Christ.
17 But behold, the resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind, yea, even all mankind, and bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord.
18 Yea, and it bringeth to pass the condition of repentance, that whosoever repenteth the same is not hewn down and cast into the fire; but whosoever repenteth not is hewn down and cast into the fire; and there cometh upon them again a spiritual death, yea, a second death, for they are cut off again as to things pertaining to righteousness.