Thursday, April 10, 2014

We had many investigators not be able to meet this last week again, but the Lord once again provided a way for us and we had many others to teach and a couple new investigators.
This last week was Fast Sunday and I prayed and fasted for the Lord to help us find new investigators to teach. I was often tempted to end my fast early, but the spirit told me to hold on just a little bit longer. So I did. All of a sudden, I got a text from a member that said he wanted me to call him. It was apparently very important. I called him and he said that there are two men who want to learn about the church and are at the church right now! I headed over there immediately with my companion and we met with the two guys. They were walking home from work or something when they noticed our church building. They are both Christian and interested in our church. We then started to give the first lesson about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a powerful lesson full of the spirit. We invited them to conference next week and they said they would come and want to learn more from us.
I am so grateful for the Lord's hand in this work. He answered my prayers and blessed me for a sincere fast.  I know we can't do missionary work alone. Like it says in Jacob 5, the Lord is working alongside his servants in His vineyard.
Elder Litster

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hello everyone!

This last week we worked hard to teach our new investigators. It's always nice to start up on a new batch of people. It's very exciting to teach new people and hear about what they have experience in life. I have learned a lot from other people's past experiences. There is always something we can learn from each person that we come in contact with. Whether it be a friend or an acquaintance, or even an enemy. We just have to find it. We can learn a lesson from every person we meet. 

We have a lot of investigators who are either Muslim or Adventist here in Jakarta. It's really cool to hear each of their beliefs and how they worship God. 

I amazed by the goodness and charity of the members here in Jakarta every single week. They are so strong and faithful. I love working with the members and hearing about how they were converted to the gospel and how they stay strong. We had family home evening with a family last Monday night and we challenged them to give out a Book of Mormon. They accepted the challenge gladly and asked for a second one! We gave them the second one and then they asked for another! We ran out of Book of Mormons and couldn't give them anymore. I was so amazed by their faith to share the gospel. My faith was strengthened and I know that missionary work is not just for full-time missionaries, but for the members as well. Every member a missionary. It is such a blessing to have a strong ward here. 

Tuhan memberkati

Elder Litster