Monday, July 27, 2015

Ground Control to Major Tom

Hello family! 

I know that I have been saying this a lot, but I have zero time! 

This week I went on splits twice with people in my district and saw great miracles both times. We got referrals, found multiple investigators, and taught lessons. They were incredibly productive! 

M-San came to church which was really exciting! He has been super busy recently and hasn't been able to meet with us for a few weeks, but we are not giving up on him!

This past week I found a really good scripture! 

It is in Mosiah 7:12-13

This is Ammon talking to King Limhi. Ammon went on a search for the people of Zeniph and finally found them after wandering in the wilderness for 40 days. Limhi, Zeniph's grandson, is now king (he comes after King Noah) and the people are in bondage to the Lamanites. Ammon and three of his buddies (he left twelve behind at camp) went and were captured by King Limhi's personal guard. Two days later King Limhi calls Ammon forth to try him. Limhi introduces himself rather gruffly (in which he talks about how his forefathers left Zarahemla to obtain the lands of their inheritance) and then demands that Ammon answer for himself. I love Ammon's words:

12 And now, when Ammon saw that he was permitted to speak, he went forth and bowed himself before the king; and rising again he said: O king, I am very thankful before God this day that I am yet alive, and am permitted to speak; and I will endeavor to speak with boldness;

13 For I am assured that if ye had known me ye would not have suffered that I should have worn these bands. For I am Ammon, and am a descendant of Zarahemla, and have come up out of the land of Zarahemla to inquire concerning our brethren, whom Zeniff brought up out of that land.

On my mission I have never been thrown in prison and bound or anything, but I have been treated poorly, I have been yelled at, shoved aside, laughed at, ignored, etc... Just like Ammon, I came here to inquire after my brethren. I came to find those who have been lost. I came to reestablish communication with those who are lost and have left home and those that are still home. Just like Ammon I have been mistreated by them that I am trying to bless. I love what he says; he points out that Limhi threw him in jail and bound him because Limhi didn't know who Ammon was. He didn't understand Ammon's purpose. Ammon intends to overcome this problem through speaking boldly. I know that too many times I have stayed quiet and held my peace, when I could have and should have been bold. I know that we have all had those times. I know that I have seen miracles when I have boldly invited people to find out who God is. 

Gotta go! Love ya!

Elder Sterling Siebach

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