|Elder Misa and I as good friends and as great friends|
Last week we hit up the world's largest indoor rollercoaster and the amusement park, so we didn't have time to shoot off a ton of emails!! So sorry.
Well, this past week was very good. We're working really hard, and we're really enjoying the Zone Leaders' vision for the Zone. Their vision is to get the Kuala Lumpur Zone baptizing weekly - an incredible standard, but who can limit the Lord? Who can say what the Lord CAN'T do? Abraham's wife Sarah laughed when she heard she was going to have a child at her advanced age, but we know how that turned out. So we're working hard and trying to be nothing but the conduits so we can allow God to do whatever is HIS will. We want to be led to prepared people, say what needs to be said, go to the right place at the right time, influence less actives for good, clean our houses, get investigators wanting to be baptized - we can do this ALL, if we just let the Lord work through us. We just have to be the tools for God to work.
Anyways, one cool experience is that yesterday Elder Misa and I were looking for people to teach, and we stopped this Indian guy named Mohan and started talking to him. I smelt his breath, that he smokes, then the Spirit instructed me to tell him right then and there that the teachings of Jesus Christ will help him quit smoking. I was shocked and tried to think of a way to politely say it to him. It came, and the second I said that, he invited us into his home. He agreed to pray to Heavenly Father for a week, along with the promise that if God can help him quit smoking, he will follow God and only God for the rest of his life. Pretty cool!!!
We also met the most prepared Indonesian family ever. The mother is a pastor and often travels to the small villages all over east Malaysia and preaches to them - but when we started teaching her about the Book of Mormon, she said "Please don't be offended (and I started expecting the worst), but I'm going to follow the Spirit on this one. If the Spirit tells me this is good, then I will accept it. If not, then I will not. Hope that doesn't offend you, but I'm not going to just take your word for this." WOOOOOOOOOOOOW I was so stoked! Then we read together John 16:12-13:
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
and then Moroni 10:3-5:
It was way cool and the woman was just like "Great. I need to read this myself and dig around, see if it's good." So I replied, "I promise that if you dig-dig, you will find HIDDEN GEMS!" Haha so overall it was a great experience. That day, we had prayed about where we should go find people, and the Lord brought to my mind the flats where they live. So pretty sick that we followed the prompting then found them!!
We're working hard and trying to allow the Lord to work though us - after it all, it is the Lord's work anyway!!
Love you all!!
Elder Clay Coleman