"I know that it doesn't matter if the person you try to teach doesn't commit to anything, it just matters if you're doing your best at inviting them to come unto christ."

Monday, 13 May 2013

Weekly Update 13 May 2013

Ni- Hao!

It's really weird, to be so close to the end of the mission, it felt at the beginning that it would never end. But now it's come to almost being finished.
Yesterday, we had the privilege of giving the priesthood to our Chinese recent convert and tonight we are teaching his Dad and perhaps someday he will be able to Baptize them soon too! This week has been quite wet and rainy but also very much sunny and boiling, it is funny to see all the different weather conditions on this one little island. All in the same day, the weather here is really... unique.
Something that I found out this time around was the during the period when the Isle of Man was part of the Ireland Mission, it had a nickname "the rock" the Isle of Man is actually closer to Ireland than England, it is the rock in the middle of the sea. Especially known for it's unique weather conditions between torrential rain and tropical sun almost rotating perhaps 5-10 times a day on a particularly intensive day. It has for me become a good type and symbol for Jesus Christ.

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."
This verse in Helaman, being quite vivid and descriptive definitely paints a picture of why such a "rock" is important. Being dependent on such a rock is integral for any work especially of the missionary kind.
The promise is real. He is the "foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" I so testify.
With Love,

Elder Sapaden

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