Monday, January 5, 2009

Elder Bentz sent the following to Auntie Sharon

Thank you so much for the package! That little quilt thing is awesome, and it is hanging on my wall for the whole time now. I am having a great time here in Wuppertal, and the work is going pretty good, or at least as good as it could be. We are teaching this one family that has been prepared by the lord for the message of the Gospel, they are really promising right now, and our only hope as of yet, and I'm just praying that it goes through, The people here are nice, just not interested in the Gospel, we just have to find the ones that are ready. I heard a really good parable:

A man came out of house one morning, and saw an enormous boulder just sitting in his lawn, he was puzzled. Heavenly Father spoke to him and told him to start pushing on the boulder. The man started pushing on it and of course it did not move at all, day in and day out the man pushed on it and it did not move. The man became tiresome of it and prayed to the lord about it, This is pointless God, it does not move at all, why can't I be doing something else? God answered him and said just keep pushing. He said, but there is no way it is going to move, it is truly a waste of time and effort. The Lord answered him, saying, not at all, look how much stronger you have gotten, your obedience is a testament of your devotion, and your endurance has grown as well, The Lord told him all of these things that actually helped the man out by doing this seemingly pointless task. That'the way missionary work feels sometimes, but you just have to realize that it is for you as well, and when the lord wants you to find someone special, he'll let you know. You can't muff it up, it's the Lord's work. Thanks for writing me, and tell all those kids in your Primary class " Frohe Weinachten", Love, Elder Bentz aka Mooker