Elder Colton

Elder Colton

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Is It Okay If You See Alcohol?"

Hola mi familia y mis amigos,
Greetings from Millcreek, Utah.
 So as promised, I'll continue talking about Cristina and Bernardino.  This past week, Christina began working full-time, so teaching them suddenly became a lot more difficult.  We went by last night though and had an interesting lesson. 
Christina immediately invited us in but then stopped us right away and asked something along the lines of: "Is it okay if you see alcohol?"  That made me laugh and we went in.
Another young couple was visiting them and the boyfriend was drinking, which typically leads to one thing: bad lessons because he's been drinking too much.  At first we didn't really want to teach a lesson so we offered to just leave a spiritual message and then head out.  But as we shared a scripture from the Book of Mormon, they began to ask questions about the Book of Mormon.  The boyfriend asked us "who wrote the Book of Mormon?" and then Bernardino asked us "who wrote the Bible?"  We explained that the people who lived here in the Americas had the Gospel of Jesus Christ thousands of years ago and that they wrote the Book of Mormon.  They asked a lot more questions about the importance of the Book of Mormon for our Church and we helped them understand that if the Book of Mormon is true, then it means that this is the Church of Jesus Christ just like we believe.  We invited them to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it's true.  Later this week we're going back and we will see what happens. 
I know the Book of Mormon is true.  It's something that has been confirmed to me over and over again here on my mission.  I love this work and I love the opportunity to be a disciple of Christ.
-Love you all,
Elder Colton

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