Elder Reinstein Week 29
Well this letter will be short and sweet this week.
Our week was dominated by the time we spent in the city of Maputo in order to get documents for Elder Jemuce’s visa. Although bureaucracy can be a headache at times, it still was really cool to have some time to explore the city a bit. Let’s just say the Hospital is nothing like that in America. (Plus we got the opportunity to go to the Distribution Center, and that was a wonderland!)
Otherwise, we still we are able to see the blessing of the Lord this week. We had a great lesson about the Restoration, even though it did take a second to habituate to teaching in English. Yet the Spirit was strong as our message was able to answer his questions.
Another great blessing has been our work with some members, Felix and Rita this week. I gave him Jesus o Cristo, knowing his love for the Bible and study of the deep doctrines. They have opened up a lot of blessings as we have been able to teach more people who live close to them. Through this we have been able to create an incredible neighborhood of investigators and members that can give each other great support. (For example Marta Chivite, Cardoso, Manuel, Rudolph and more all live close by)
Check out the cool Book of Mormon paintings I bought today! (pics)
About the paintings in the pictures (By Ken)
The first depicts the Book of Mormon hero Capt. Moroni as described in Alma Chapter 46:12-14
12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.
13 And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—
14 For thus were all the true believers of Christ, who belonged to the church of God, called by those who did not belong to the church.
The photo below depicts 1 Nephi 8 – Lehi’s Vision of The Tree of Life.
20 And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.
21 And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.
22 And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.