Friday, July 10, 2015

Expect Miracles June 8, 2015

Well the 40 (49) day fast came to an end this week. Yesterday we came together as a ward and did a break the fast. It was so good. So the fast was a 49 day fast. We averaged out to a new investigator a day. All 4 of us Elders pushed ourselves pretty hard and got 49 new investigators in 6 1/2 weeks. A few months ago our area was struggling to find at least 3 new investigators a transfer but this past transfer in our area we found around 23. The work is definitely thriving right now in Ana Verde. While speaking about the ward I am here for another 6 weeks. After this transfer it will be 7 1/2 months here. I love it though. The ward members are awesome.So for the update on the week.

This week was a little rough we had 4 appointments cancel, but i guess that's okay because you cant have a good week every week. On the up side we found a FAMILY of 7 this week. 5 are of age to be baptized this week. They are so awesome. Elder J and myself have been wanting to teach a family for a while and we finally got one. Also this week we had two less active lessons. 

Yesterday during Fast and Testimony meeting there wasn't a lot of people who bore testimony so i got up and did it.  After i did it there was the longest pause of no one getting up. It was probably a solid 5 minutes. It was super funny. 

This 40 day fast was a huge testimony builder on faith and the things that it can produce. 
Here is something in the bible dictionary that i love about faith 

Faith is a principle of action and of power, and by it one can command the elements, heal the sick, and influence any number of circumstances when occasion warrants. Even more important, by faith one obtains a remission of sins and eventually can stand in the presence of God. 

All true faith must be based upon correct knowledge or it cannot produce the desired results. Faith in Jesus Christ is the the first principle of the gospel and id more than belief, since true faith always moves it possessor to some kind of physical or mental action. It carries an assurance of the fulfillment of the things hoped for. A lack of faith leads one to despair, which comes because of iniquity.

Just love that so much. Faith is awesome. Hope you all have a great week

With much love,
Elder Loertscher

​There were no more seats at the table so i attempted to fit in the high chair

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