Monday, April 2, 2018

MARCH 26, 2018

Happy Holidays y'all!

People keep saying Spring is now here, but definitely feels like Summer to me.  I think Louisiana has 2 seasons: Summer, and even hotter Summer. It's a good time!
This week was another one for the books. Just amazing things happening here. We have an investigator named Paul that we have been teaching, and this last week we were able to bring our other investigator Danny with us to teach. Kinda a double whammy! It was super funny actually, because we asked Danny if he would bear his testimony about the Book of Mormon in the lesson, and when we turned to him and asked how his experience has been starting to attend our church he said, "I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I attend the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church." Then he turned back to us. Haha it was pretty funny. We are working with Danny and he is a little slower, but has been coming to church the last few weeks :) He is awesome!

We had our first meeting with our investigator Chris AND his fiance Paige. Chris is just progressing so well, and it was way good to finally be able to officially introduce ourselves to Paige. She is super nice and seems way prepared as well! We read Ether 12 together and she told us that she feels there is just something missing in their life and thinks this is what it is. It was way cool, because she told us that she recognizes a difference in Chris already as he has been reading the Book of Mormon and attending church. She said, "I have never seen this side of him before, and I like it." They know a family that the husband just recently was baptized in the ward last summer (Baeli and Steve Short) and we are excited to have a lesson at their home this week all together. It was funny because of course after we left Paige started Googling and what not, (can only warn about that haha) and we ended up having to clear up some confusion with Plural marriage and tithing the next meeting. A couple days later we texted Chris to remind him to read some B.O.M and he replied, "Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to 15 wives and 85% tithing." LOL he was joking of course, but you gotta love Google :) Chris' family is all from Italy and so that has been so cool relating with him in a small way (Yeah Big Papa J!) He fed us some delicious Bolognese too! I love how the Lord works in sharing the amazing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We have been teaching Melvin and Cecilia Bradford the last couple weeks, and they have been really progressing as well. Still trying to get their whole family involved, but then always remember that conversion is a personal and individual process. One by one! Cecilia had work yesterday, but Melvin made it to church with his 1 year old daughter. He seemed to love it! We had interviews after church with President Varner, and so we ended up staying way after. Well, we still left the church before Melvin, because he was having too much fun talking with everyone :) That was awesome. 

Miracle: We were tracting at this apartment complex and found some way cool people, but after a door this lady came down the stairs and started talking to us. Well, turns out she lives in Houston and Mandeville 50% of the time (said she just likes both places for some reason), but her daughter was baptized in college in Houston, served a mission in California, and is now attending BYU. How cool is that? We kept talking with her and apparently she has taken the missionary discussions before, but we are definitely going to keep in touch with her.

Another great experience this week was spending a few hours completely cleaning up this older lady's yard that lives down the street from Baeli and Steve Short. We raked up leaves, pulled weeds, and wiped out all the weed infested flower beds haha, etc. She seemed so grateful for us, and there seems to be no greater joy to be felt than serving someone in need. (Even in the blistering March heat of Louisiana :D) I am in for a treat this summer let me tell ya.
It really was such a great week, and I could go on an on about the joys/smiles that were ever present. I love how the simple truths of the gospel (love, service, study, prayer) can bring so much joy and happiness into our lives. Stay blessed and look for ways to bless others! Love y'all

Love, 
Elder Wilson

MARCH 20, 2018

Hey y'all, 

This week was another incredible week!! We had transfers this week, and Elder Jensen and I will be continuing to churn some butter over here in Mandeville! We are way excited, because so many amazing things going on and miracles starting to come to fruition. Keeping the ball rolling baby :D Honestly one of the hardest things trying to share highlights, because as a missionary it is all good in the neighborhood!! I'll try my best.

One miracle this week was attempting to track down Desiree and her family, but ending up teaching Alvin's brother and sister Melvin and Secilia. Wow, they are way prepared! We taught them the entire restoration lesson, and they were asking questions the entire time. "If this is the true church of Jesus Christ we be looking for, then you best believe we joinin it." Amen!! We told them about Glady's Knight being Mormon and everything and they become way interested. That has seriously opened up soooooo many doors/ interest levels. It has been way cool! We have made it a goal to invite anyone and everyone to the performance in April, and it has been amazing to see Heavenly Father softening hearts. I seriously love the southern African American's especially, because they are so spiritual and love God. I am way excited to see the outcome of this whole event especially in reaching out to them and continuing to break down those southern barriers. We have been reading in the Book of Mormon with Melvin and Secilia several times this week as well, and they are just eating it up. They even asked us about the priesthood authority, and Melvin has been doing the additional study notes in the back of the pamphlet!! No one ever does that hahaha. Going to keep working with them and try and get them to come out to church this coming week.

Miracle: We have been able to meet with our investigator Chris several times this week as well. One of the lessons we brought our ward mission leader who is a convert and grew up Catholic along with Chris. We talked about the story of Job in the Bible and tied it in with Ether 12 in the B.o.m. Chris has been going through a lot, but is staying strong and remaining faithful as Job did. It was way cool, because in the middle of the lesson Chris texted his boss to request off work for Sunday and his boss was totally supportive. 
Chris has a 5 year old son named Roman and ever since we first met Chris he has continued to ask who we were. Chris told him we worked for Jesus and Roman always tries sneaking into the lessons haha :) Later in the week he sent us a picture of his son Roman sitting behind the couch with the Book of Mormon opened on his lap. He can't read, but knows there is something special about the book. I have been thinking about this and just can't help but smile about how precious that really is. No matter how young or how uneducated, anyone and everyone can feel the spirit of the Lord when they read the Book of Mormon or even look through its pages. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ is completely personal to us. I know that He loves each of us individually and can't imagine the joy that he feels when we reach out to Him, even if it means looking at words on a page that we can't even read or understand. I love this scripture, Mosiah 3:19: "For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit... and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father."

Chris ended up making it to church on Sunday, and stayed for all 3 hours. It was so awesome! In the Gospel Principles class he commented with the experience of seeing his son "reading" the Book of Mormon and it furthering his desire to dive in. He realized that even his son knew there was something special within. He further told us that he didn't have his Book of Mormon with him, because Roman had packed it in his Spring Break bag and headed off with his Mom, Paige. Haha how awesome is that!?! We are going to bring Roman his very own illustrative picture Book of Mormon. There must be a special spirit that comes when a young child reaches out in faith to a loving Heavenly Father. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it really can be a conduit to Heavenly light in our lives. We just have to have the faith as Roman did to open it up.

Well, I will leave it at that. It really was a great week. I am so blessed to be serving the Lord here in Louisiana! Hope y'all have a fantastic week!
Love, 
Elder Wilson

MARCH 12, 2018

"Did someone say Fried Chicken!?!?" I don't think people in the South ever get tired of Fried Chicken. I mean how could you am I right? You know it is a real party if you got fried chicken. Anyways, I have been thinking think week and just wanted to start out by saying I love my mission here in Louisiana as much as southerns love Fried Chicken. I don't think I can explain it better than that haha :)

This week was another incredible week out in the promised land of Louisiana!! I will include just a few highlights.

We had a great lesson with Danny this week at the Helm's for dinner. Sister Helm served a mission on Temple Square and so shared an awesome demonstration of priesthood authority and Christ's church using some cups/other objects. It was way cool! Danny told us during the lesson, "I am on the fence about joining the church or staying in the Lutheran church." It was great, because Brother Helm grew up in the exact same Lutheran church that Danny attends and was able to really bear powerful testimony of the Book of Mormon/priesthood. Danny has been really prayerful! He has been coming to church the last couple weeks, but it seems that daylight savings got him off track since he still uses the old fashion alarm clock. Needless to say, bless his heart, he'll get it!!

We went on exchanges over in Picayune, MS this week and that was way good! A little different air over there, but great nonetheless. We ended up tracting this street for quite some time, and found some way cool potential investigators. One guy came out and he had these 3 big seats out on his porch. I'm like, "Man these seats look comfy mind if we sit down and share a message about Jesus Christ with you?" He said he didn't have time, but we quickly started just teaching and asking him questions. We taught almost the entire restoration haha. I think next time I will definitely just sit down and ask questions later though ;) We found this other way cool guy that seemed very prepared. When we asked him, "If Christ were on the Earth this Sunday which church would he attend?" I love how thought provoking questions help interest people in the message. They were able to go back and see him again on Saturday. It was way awesome!

Miracle:
On Saturday we studied all about faith and using it as a principle of action and power in the missionary work. We decided that we were going to try and gain the trust of an influential ward member family by tracting their entire neighborhood all day. Knowing that Brother Van Wynen is a pretty hardcore guy, but known for missionary work we were aiming to make something happen with the help of the Lord. We specifically prayed over a list of streets, and felt very prompted to definitely hit their entire street. A little hesitant we rescheduled a few appointments, and blocked off the entire afterrnooon 2-8 for this one finding activity. We got there and visited with the family for a minute before parking our bikes in their garage. We told them, "We are going to tract your neighborhood until we find the next Stake President for this area or the Lord tells us we are done." haha I don't think they were expecting us to literally stay there all day :)  But with our bikes in their garage we hit the streets running! It was exhausting to say the least, but we found some amazing potentials! One neighbor just started his own law firm, is 31 years old, and they are expecting their first child. Bro Van Wynen is also a lawyer that just started practicing. Really praying that this guy is the one we were looking for :) He seemed way prepared and we are excited to go back this week. We found several other awesome people that we are very excited about as well. You may ask what the miracle of the story is, but that is it. I believe that sometimes miracles may not come in the ways we expect, but regardless a miracle to me is the Hand of the Lord seen in your life. In that case all day Saturday the Hand of the Lord was seen. I love the scripture in D+C 84:88 and know it to be true: "I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angles round about you, to bear you up." I testify of the truth of this. I know that Heavenly Father is always there and sent his son Jesus Christ to carry us when we feel that we can't carry ourselves any further. The family ended up feeding us at the end of the night as well, and we were able to share the incredible experiences of the day :D

I love my mission, and I love the gospel. And of course I love y'all so much. Hope you have a blessed week!
Love, 
Elder Wilson

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

MARCH 5, 2018

Hallelujah y'all, 

This week was another great week in paradise!! We were just out evangelizing and praising the Lord and what have you, and it was fantastic!

Elder Jensen and I are just having a great time serving, working hard, and laughing along the way. One day last week during personal study I didn't realize Elder Jensen had gotten up and as I walked out of the study room next thing I know I am staring up at a massive blow up Duck that he had found in the closet and strung up on the wall hahaha. Bless my heart for sure! 

We have been working with this part member family, Jeremy and Becky Nelson, and they had us over last week for a lesson. Jeremy has been asking questions about the word of wisdom, and some wheels have been turning. Unfortunately some missionaries in the past were a little too blunt and ended up offending him about a year ago. He has just recently been attending church with his wife, and so hopefully been thinking more about the gospel. We shared a lesson on faith and the stripling warriors, and made sure to try and gain trust. Jeremy then asked us if we could help him on Saturday put up a trampoline for the kids. It was an incredible opportunity to go and do service for him, but also to be able to talk with just him without any family pressure. We ended up talking to him for quite a while and hopefully mended a few bridges there. Still trying to figure out how to best help him, but definitely going to try and have some members invite him to Elder's Quorum since he feels like his only friends are those outside the church that are social drinkers, etc.

We also had a couple great lessons with our man Chris Corrona and were able to bring our ward mission leader with us as well one of the times since he is a convert that used to be Catholic as well. Nothing better than taking a convert to a lesson! He has been talking to his friends about the B.o.M and of course they are all like woah man that is crazy stuff. He stands strong though! He was like, "Do you believe in Moses and the burning bush? Jonah and the whale? What about Noah's ark? Yeah, then why not the Book of Mormon? Haha let's goo Chris!!

Danny was able to make it to church again this week, and we were able to have a great lesson on the priesthood with him. He is doing great and seems to really fit in High Priest's Group. Brother Helm invited him over to dinner this coming week as well, so that is great! The members all seem to be starting to jump all over the missionary work in this area, and it has been awesome! Only taken a little while to get some excitement, but it really seems like things are starting to pop over here :) A famous Mormon singer, Gladys Knight, is having a big testimony presentation in April where she sings and also shares her conversion story down in Slidell where the stake center is. We as missionaries/members are starting to rally the troops (reach out to neighbors/friends, etc)  in preparation for that! Some amazing things are starting to come down here, and just trying to get some more outreach in the community. Last time Gladys Knight came to Louisiana was in Baton Rouge and the current Stake Relief Society president was found and ended up being baptized :D

I was able to go on exchanges with Elder Hoopes this week since they are doing exchanges with all of the new missionaries, and so that was a total highlight! The boys were back in business :D We had a great exchange preaching the gospel and reminiscing on the good times haha. Not to mention we got some good 6:30 a.m pinecone punting in :)

So many other investigators to talk about and amazing progress, but I will end with the miracle of the week: 
Last night we decided we were going to finish the week with some pounding. We went to this big apartment complex and began tracting. We got there, parked, and then started walking since no inspiration comes from standing still. We said a prayer as we had no idea which building to hit, and felt prompted to hit building H. We ended up hitting all three floors with 4 doors on each floor, with very little interest even after getting a foot in the door after pointing out some nitrous oxide. Anyway, we get to the top and literally the last door. After knocking this lady opens and yells "Elders" and then her dog runs out. Before we could say anything we are chasing her dog around the complex. Well, turns out she was baptized in New Orleans about 30 years ago when there were 2 big buildings and several wards. Apparently she was sitting outside on her balcony and recognized us when we got out of the car. She didn't holler at us, but I guess she didn't need to! She knew the Lord would send us, and was so excited to see us when we knocked on her door. We got all of her information, and she even remembered the Elders that baptized her when she was 12. She lives with her daughter and granddaughter and is excited to have the sister missionaries over there! Total miracle to finish off a great week.

Well, I will leave it with that, but just so grateful for the opportunity to serve. I love my mission, and especially my Savior Jesus Christ.
Love, 
Elder Wilson

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Hey y'all, 

What can I say this week was just great!! Elder Jensen is doing awesome and seems to be transitioning really well. He saw his first alligator in a little pond and boy it was like candy/butter to a baby haha. We also found a huge trailer park full of spanish people and are doing a little neighborhood study teaching English class as a second language every Wednesday afternooon :) Our first class was quite the hit! I mean how could it not be when you got 2 guys that don't speak spanish lol. Just kidding the spirit was really bringing a lot back and we were able to talk with the little kids that are fluent in both languages if we ever needed help. That was way cool! Since there isn't really a way for them to attend a spanish lds church here in Mandeville or Covington we figure the seeds will be planted for future opportunities if they ever move other places :D 

We have been following up with many of our investigators and praying that they will start progressing. Our investigator Danny made it to church yesterday and seemed to love it. A ward member was kind enough to take him to High Priests with him, while we attended Elders Quorum with an investigator named Anthony that we have been helping. The work is good, and the joy is great!

Miracle: On Friday it was really rainy and we were without the car, which just adds to the miracle :) I love biking out in the rain and I am pretty sure the blessings of missionary work are increased like 10 fold. We decided to head up to our Gold Mine apartment complex and just go to town knocking. When we got there we prayed and specifically told Heavenly Father of the circumstances and our desire to serve him regardless. We started walking around, but weren't feeling any spiritual promptings. At first I was kinda getting frustrated, because nothing was happening/we weren't feeling any promptings. How easy we are to forget what patience and faith can do. I then heard a faint whisper to talk to people outside. I then saw this lady trying to get this massive desk/furniture out of her car and ran over to help her. She said she didn't need help at first,  (like everyone does) but I already had my arms grappled underneath and wasn't going to let go. We started talking to her and turns out she was baptized 10 years ago and used to live in the house of our investigator Chris! She said she loved the LDS church, but after her divorce went back to her southern roots. She invited us over for dinner next week to talk more though! It was a miracle and the Hand of the Lord was definitely present.

My good friend, Erik C. Parry, shared this quote with me, "If you are truly on the right path, it will always be uphill." What an interesting thought.  I think it means that when we are striving to follow the Savior Jesus Christ than the harder the adversary tries to hit us off the path. Furthermore the path that we are on seems to be an uphill battle. This thought came to me at what seems like the perfect time as usual. Elder Jensen and I have been giving what seems to be everything to the Lord and working hard trying to find investigators to teach and strengthen/invite members to reach out to others. However, the missionary work funnel seems to be growing at the top, but those dropping through the funnel by making commitments to coming closer to Christ seems small. Lately, Elder Jensen has especially been asking me why this is the case when we are trying to do everything we can. I have been really thinking and pondering about this and a few scriptures have seemed to enlighten me along with now this powerful quote. Mosiah 23: 21-22 states, "Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith. Nevertheless-- whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up." This has brought me peace knowing that the Lord is mindful of each of us with our individual struggles and challenges. I believe that He tries our patience and our faith along the uphill battle, because he is molding us into the sons and daughters that he wants us to become. It allows us to further trust him and his timing.  I like to think of the obstacles set in our paths as opportunities to show our commitment to the Savior.

Well, I love y'all and thank you so much for your prayers and support. Stay blessed!
Love, 
Elder Wilson

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Hey y'all, 

This week was just a superb week!! We are really trying to help our investigators make the steps to church as well as just finding tons more people to teach. Alvin's fiance, Desiree has 4 daughters and we were able to have a great lesson with them and bring some members with us to invite the 16 year old to the stake dance this coming weekend. We are praying she accepts! That family is great and just trying to help them. Also just trying to keep following up with all our other investigators. It has been a bit tough with Mardi Gras and vacations, but we are making it work. We also had our final technology training for smart phones in the mission. Luckily it hasn't been too much of a change, and has been nice having the few apps to help the missionary work. We also have been sharing Mormon messages too so that has been way cool. Another tidbit about Elder Jensen: He butters his bread with the bread already in his mouth... We're doing great haha.

If anyone knows the south they would know that the people down here don't mess around when it comes to Mardi Gras. Like the celebration lasts the entire month haha, it is unreal. And I'm not just talking partying with fruit punch and apple sauce, even if it is Smuckers. I'm talking all out butter. Bless their hearts I love the people here. So what do missionaries do to share the gospel and adapt to the culture while still striving to maintain the sacredness of the call to serve? Well, with full approval we got ourselves in the Covington Parade to show a little Mormon publicity. Just trying to get the name out here honestly! Fear No man! We just started hip hop dancing and my days back in the Fried Rice dance group and China town in Sacramento really came in clutch. What can I say, the people seemed to love the Mormon missionaries :D Also, Elder Jensen just out of nowhere starts doing back flips and it was intense. Talk about using your talents. I made sure to keep him safe though, no worries. Many members took pictures so I will attach those at the bottom :) Throughout the week people kept approaching us asking if we were the ones in the parade too which led to some great conversation starters and transitions to the gospel. Just baby stepping, and in this case hip hop stepping. I think I may petition to add that into a new "Finding Tool" for missionaries ;)

On to a more spiritual note, this week was one of learning. We attempted to graciously drop an investigator that has been calling us from Colorado (referred to us by SLC--still not sure why us other than it was Elder Jensen's first week and anti always seems to be a part of Satan's weaponry) After many tries at bringing the spirit to answer questions, we were reminded that only a sincere heart can receive an answer that the Book of Mormon is true. Though opposition it brought conviction. On Thursday we had planned out our entire day and who we were going to try and visit. However, after the plans were set the spirit seemed to prompt a need for change. We felt like we needed to scrap all our plans and just tract/knock doors the entire day. After a little hesitation we did. We prayed about 2 different complexes to go to and started pounding. We met a few very nice people and taught several great lessons. However, it just didn't seem like anything extraordinary although the spirit was felt and we really thought that was where Heavenly Father wanted us to go. I have been pondering about this for several days now, and throughout the rest of the week I felt like I received an answer: Just like members that have to trust the missionaries before giving them a referral of a close friend/family member, the Lord does the same by testing us a little bit to see if he can trust us with his special children to find and teach. By showing our faith and willingness to follow His promptings regardless of the result he then begins to trust us. I believe that through that trust we can ultimately end up in with a referral from the Lord. Ether 12:6- "And ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."

Miracle: We have been trying to take the advice of Elder Costa of the seventy in inviting members to reach out to neighbors and friends. We decided to pray all week about a family to reach out to this investigator family (John and Jessica) we met. We wrote Sister Helm down in our notes before going to church, and then at church she gave such a powerful prayer about missionary work in sacrament meeting. It was then that I realized that Heavenly Father was preparing her all week for the invitation to reach out, and we didn't' even know it. We approached her after sacrament and then went over to their house in the afternoon after church for a very short visit with a short spiritual thought. We told them about the family and the promptings to have them reach out. Sister Helm later that day brought the investigator family a plate of cookies and invited them over for dinner and a lesson when Jessica's husband comes back in town. LET's GOOOOO!!! We are going to make them out to be heroes next Ward Council and try and pump up other members!!

Sorry this became a little lengthy, but I want y'all to know that I know that the gospel is true. There is no other witness needed than from the Holy Ghost. I can't imagine my life without it or without the blessing of being a missionary. Life is good in the vineyard of the Lord no matter what.
Love, 
Elder Wilson

Saturday, February 17, 2018

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Dear family, friends, and Chris, 

This week was great!! It sometimes feels like I just blink and then I am writing another email for the week haha. It is crazy, bless my heart. At times I wonder if these emails even do justice with the blessings that the Lord shows me throughout the week, but I try my best regardless!

On Wednesday I picked up my new companion Elder Jensen, and he is straight out of the MTC. What a guy though! He went to BYU for a semester and is from Vancouver, Washington. It is funny because literally a year ago to the day my companion at LSU was named Elder Jensen from the same stake in Washington. They aren't related but knew each other. Small world. He is a funny guy and so I am way excited! Just picture this: He sleeps in a Hawaiin shirt and pajama pants hand crafted/cut at the knees. What more can I say. Reminds me of Sam Bennett at times haha. 

The first day we started off hitting the doors and found a couple way cool people along with Elder Jensen's first attempt to share a Spanish restoration pamphlet with a Hispanic guy at the door. The guy just started reading it and we nodded our heads :) Just trying to get this guy on the right track haha. We have really been trying to find people that are prepared for the message and humble enough to listen. The best part about missionary work is that "the Lord looketh upon the heart" and just asks that we give our all. 
Last week was the start of some Mardi Gras "festivities" and tomorrow is the official day. Our mission President has allowed us to attend one parade, and the one in Mandeville was last week so I made sure to break in the greenie with a little bit of Babylon ;) Jk the parades up here on the north shore are actually very family friendly so that was a blast! They say go where the people are right? haha. We ended up handing out over 400 pass along cards (before the parade) and talked to sooo many people. (only a couple drunk people haha) What better way to get the elder out of his comfort zone than giving him a stack of pass along cards and saying, "alright elder, good luck!" Haha just trying my best :D

Miracles of week: --We were out with a member contacting some people and everything was falling through. I felt prompted to call a PI that we met many weeks before named Jessica. She picked up the phone and said that today was the only day John (her husband) would be home for the next 4 months and so to come and share a message. We did and they are way awesome!! We had shared about the Restoration, and decided to have a shorter message on prayer. We are still trying to figure out how we are going to keep teaching them, but may end up having to hand them off to the sister missionaries. ---- We have been trying to get in contact with this lady being taught in Picayune that works in Mandeville, and finally Saturday we were in the area at the right time. We met her working at a local grocery store, and she told us she was getting baptized in one week. We were able to bear our testimonies and encourage her a little bit. We then told the missionaries teaching her and they said that they had been fasting for her that day and we answered their prayers. How cool? That was way neat. I love my mission and the opportunity to serve Heavenly Father. I think that one of the greatest feelings of joy comes from being led by the spirit to answer someone else's prayer. President Monson was an incredible example of following spiritual promptings, and I am continuing to see how incredible that really is.

I could continue sharing all day, but just want y'all to know that I know that this is the Lord's work and I am so happy to be a part of it. This week we have run into lots of Anti, and it reminds me of the beginning of my mission. Interestingly feels like a bit of a restart. However, it has only strengthened my testimony and faith. As Alma shares in Alma 33:14, "I would ask if you have read the scriptures? If ye have, how can ye disbelieve on the Son of God?" The truth is right in front of us, but it requires action on our part. We have to read and ask God for the truth. I know the Book of Mormon is true, because I have read it and can't keep from reading it. How could I ever disbelieve when the witness comes every time I open up the book and read from its pages?
I love y'all and hope you have a great week!
Love, 
Elder Wilson