(Sent June 2)
One day, Sister Billings and I saw an Indian woman entering her house via her garage. We wrote down her address because Indians are really nice people so we wanted to offer to pray with her. A couple of days later, we knocked on her door. No answer. We knocked on some of her neighbors' doors with no luck. We began walking back to our car anddddd...lo, and behold: the Indian woman. We knocked on her door again and she accepted our offer to pray with her. She and her husband are both from India and practice Christianity. She invited us back to meet with her.
Miracle? Not quite.
So we go back to meet with her and her husband. Turns out, the woman left out a small little detail that her husband is a pastor for a local community church. Oh. So we begin teaching the first lesson about how Christ's church has been restored to this Earth today. We taught with the Spirit, we testified of our faith and knowledge, we shared the word of God buuuuuuut they didn't want to continue with our discussions because they couldn't believe that God would send a prophet even though Amos 3:7 ;D
But, they invited us back to bible study sessions with their community church in their home!
Another day, we were a bit early to an appointment at 5:30. So we knocked on some doors to leave blessings on people's homes. There was one house that had a sign outside their door saying "NO SOLICITING" and listing all the reasons, even threatening to add business cards to a "vending blacklist." BUT, it said that open-minded religious discussions were always welcome. So we knocked on the door. Ka opened the door and let us in to pray with her. Turns out she believes in a faith that believes in all faiths. It was something like Bahist or something like that. I wasn't able to catch it. We said a prayer with her and she, in return, opened up her prayer book and recited a prayer.
Oh, and she invited us back for spiritual classes she holds in her home!
So, even though we weren't too successful in finding people receptive to the full truth of the gospel, we were able to find people who really do love God! It was just some round tables of people who love God. It was awesome.
"For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations...who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it" (Doctrine and Covenants 123:12).
Which is why I am here in Denver on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So I can bring people to the knowledge of all the missing pieces of Christ's teachings found again in this church. It really is a marvelous work and a wonder!
So I wish you all a marvelous week!