Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Faith abounds~

On Monday I had another amazing missionary experience. I was once again out selling alarm systems door-to-door on the same street as Saturday. Around 6pm I knocked into a very sweet young mom who happened to be single with a 7 year old and 4 year old. As we were filling out paperwork for the alarm the topic of school came up. I told her I went to BYU-Idaho and she said, "So you're Mormon?" I replied, "yes, I am, do you know any?"
She then proceeded to tell me that she knew some growing up but didn't fully understand why we are different than other Christian faiths.

I asked if I could share what we believe and she gladly agreed informing me that she keeps an open mind and has been praying for answers/guidance since adversity and divorce plagued her in the past 4 years. She is a strong Christian with a lot of faith! :)

I was happy to receive a strong witness/confirmation from the Holy Ghost that I was again sent to share the message of the Restoration of Christ's gospel and church back to the earth. What a wonderful feeling of peace and joy~being an instrument in God's hands! I felt as though I was sent to share with her the Restoration of Christ's gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith and the bringing forth of The Book of Mormon.

Jesus Christ ordaining His apostles with Priesthood Authority...New Testament

A strong witness came over me and I felt a deep and sincere charity for my new friend. I informed her that I had a Book of Mormon in my trunk for her, (one of the 2 copies the full-time missionaries had given me the night before), and would bring her back a copy before leaving the neighborhood that night.

Joseph Smith's First Vision 1820, Palmyra, New York

She agreed to take a copy, read, and pray and I am so grateful I could share in this experience with her...Thank you!!! May God bless you in your investigation of the Church and The Book of Mormon!

Restoration of the Priesthood authority

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Christ's gospel taught in both world's amongst prophets of old...

Holy Bible verse:
  1. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three awitnesses every word may be established.
Book of Mormon verse:
  1. 8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the atestimony of btwo nations is a cwitness unto you that I am God, that I remember one dnation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two enations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.

Heavenly Father is preparing His children all across the earth to hear His message of The Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Prophet Joseph Smith has restored Christ's original gospel and church in it's entirety! The Book of Mormon is a tangible witness of evidence that this event DID occur. Here is Moroni's promise at the end of The Book of Mormon....

Moroni 10:3-5 (Moroni's promise to all)
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how amerciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and bponder it in your chearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would aask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not btrue; and if ye shall ask with a csincere heart, with dreal intent, having efaith in Christ, he will fmanifest the gtruth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may aknow the btruth of all things.

After I left her home I knocked a few more doors and came across another middle-aged woman who is a Catholic. She discovered I was a Mormon after talking a few minutes and I told her I was headed back to school as well. She then told me she dated an LDS member back when she was younger but he got killed in a car wreck. And since then she's never really been told what we believe as Latter-day Saints.

I asked her if I could share what we believe with the new full-color Restoration pamphlet? Barb agreed and said she would be very interested to know our beliefs. I explained to her how God has always called a prophet to lead His children on earth in every dispensation and has not wavered in doing so. I then testified of Joseph Smith and the restoration of Christ's original church and The Book of Mormon. I also witnessed of the truthfulness of living apostles and a prophet on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson. She was excited to hear the "good news"=gospel and walked with me to my car to get my last copy of The Book of Mormon. I asked her what she wanted to share on here and Barb said to tell the world that God will answer your prayers for anything you ask and desire to know?... Another humble, open-hearted daughter of God willing to listen open-hearted and gain new light and knowledge.

My heart was full as she departed back to her home with a copy of The Book of Mormon and a Restoration DVD. I then went back over to the young mom's home to deliver her copy of The Book of Mormon and a DVD. She was anxious and excited to get a copy and told me she would read and pray as well as Moroni has directed.

I added my promise along with Moroni to both of these daughter's of God that they WILL get the answers they're in search of if they read and pray... May Heavenly Father continue blessing you for your goodness and desire to know His will for you!

~Christopher Poulsen


johnandjana said...

Christopher, I am so proud of you and that you are not afraid to tell people about the gospel. I hope you keep in touch with these people and hopefully they will see the truth. said...

Christopher,What a fine witness for Christ you are.How proud your Heavenly Father must be that your sharing the gospel as a member missionary.I must admit on the last three cruises I've had the opportunity to speak about the church.The one reason is that they see that I don't drink tea or coffee.So we never know when that time will come in sharing the gospel.Welcome home.

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