Monday, November 4, 2013


The Elder Poe Report

These past two weeks have been a phenomenal experience in growth and in trusting the Saviour.
Last Monday I saw the Spirit of the Lord in action at work so strongly. First we went in with a recent convert sister, who when we met with her we had planned to go one direction with the lesson but we instead felt an impression to talk more about temples and baptisms for the dead as we did so she really opened up and started talking about how her sister never had the chance to get baptized and how she really had been feeling strongly that she has been feeling like she needed to go to the temple it was an amazing opportunity the Spirit was really strong and we could feel the love Heavenly Father has for each of His children. 

Following that appointment we had an opportunity to meet with another less active sister that we were meeting for the first time, as we met with her we started talking a little bit and then we gave the lesson we had prepared to give and everything seemed to go well the Sister seemed pretty open and receptive but not overly engaged. Then I thought I just might share one of my favorite miracles of Christ which is when he walks on water, as I shared that story and related it to everyday life the Sister got tears in her eyes and started saying this was exactly the lesson she needed to hear right now, it was an amazing experience and it was then that I realized that my idea was not mine at all but  a prompting from the Lord. It really taught me that these are the Lord's children we are working among and it has given me a strong testimony of "they were the Lord's sheep long before they were ours." Christ does know each of us personally and very perfectly and loves us more than we can ever understand.

Last Sunday we stopped by a different less active sister that had told us she really couldn't set anything up because she was too busy, and her schedule was too hectic but she relented to let us stop by in a week or so just to see how she was doing. When we got there she was just finishing cutting the grass and at first she seemed like she was ready to shoo us off because she was so "busy" but we offered our meager services to help in anyway we can and she started talking about some of the things she had to do and then she started going into how overwhelmed she had been feeling lately and started pouring out her concerns and fears and we started sharing some scriptures from the Book of Mormon with her and we could see the Spirit of the Lord touching her it was an amazing experience and wonderful opportunity to be able to act as the hands of Christ in reaching out and lifting up one of His children it is a privilege I cherish deeply and am very grateful that the Lord has provided those of us in His church for ways to be able to help others through Home and visiting teaching and missionary work. 

I know that Jesus Christ is the Saviour and Redeemer of the world, He is our advocate with the Father and He is the Lamb of God slain to take away the sins of the world, and that because of that He knows us each perfectly and loves us and will be there every step of the way to guide direct and uplift us. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on earth with the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the only Church that has the necessary authority to bring the full power of the Atonement into play in the lives of the children of God, and I know that if any person feels like they need the Spirit more fully in their life, feels like their is more they want to do to come closer to the Lord, the work of salvation is the way to do so, spreading the Gospel will bring greater satisfaction into the lives of those who engage on it, than almost any other endeavor. 

The Report of Elder Poe

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