Going Out with a Splash 8-24

8 09 2015

Alma came to know the Savior and then taught the people at the waters of Mormon. He “preach[ed] unto them repentance, and redemption, and faith on the Lord” (Mosiah 18:7). It was there that the people entered into a covenant of baptism “to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places … , that [they] may have eternal life” (Mosiah18:9). They grew in faith, they learned to observe the Sabbath day, they learned to labor with their own hands for their support, “and they did walk uprightly before God, imparting to one another both temporally and spiritually” (Mosiah 18:29; see vv. 20–29).
We read on: “And now it came to pass that all this was done in Mormon, yea, by the waters of Mormon, in the forest that was near the waters of Mormon; yea, the place of Mormon, the waters of Mormon, the forest of Mormon, how beautiful are they to the eyes of them who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer”(Mosiah 18:30).
Why, in this scripture, are we drawn to the waters of Mormon through the surrounding landscape? How does the description make us feel about that place—the waters of Mormon? Perhaps we should consider our surrounding landscape and what role it plays in our quest to come to the knowledge of our Redeemer.
Now is the time. If you have not already done so, now is the time to seek the place where you can come to the knowledge of your Redeemer. Where is your waters of Mormon? How beautiful to your eyes is that place?

Not much time today! So i will have to be brief! But it was another fantastic week here in Riverside California! I love this place so much! It has become my own personal waters of mormon. Its where I have begun and continue to come to know my Savior! There is no place more beautiful in my eyes than Riverside California. #RIVERSIDEPRIDE

This week we were able to baptize Karen! She was sooooo fun to teach! Elder Anderson and I began teaching her back in the first week on June. She knew it was true and knew that she needed to be baptized but kept saying if you want me to make a date then I will. May of 2030. And she would be super sassy. Which was funny. But at the same time, there wasn’t much more we could do for her because she wasn’t progressing any further. So we dropped her as an investigator. Then about 5 or 6 weeks later she called and asked us to come see her! Then she had had the most amazing change of heart and was so much more humbled! It was incredible! We continued to work with her and were able to help her be baptized. It was 100% the Lord who worked to change her heart. We were blessed to be a part of it! The best part about it all is that she had grown very close to a senior missionary couple in our mission. They leave in about 2 weeks. Its going to be super sad to see them go because I’ve grown to love them so much as well. But we suggested that she invited elder Duvall to baptize her and she did! It was so cool to see Elder Duvall baptize her just a few weeks before he went home. He said it was the first time he had baptized someone while he was out here in Riverside.

We saw many more miracles this week! One of them was a LA referral that we visited. She was going through an extremely hard time and we stopped by Friday night and met her. She was pretty shy but we invited her out to church and told her where it was. The next day, around 4 o clock, I had the strangest thing happen..We talked to someone at the door and didn’t let us in, but for the first time, they wouldn’t even let me use their bathroom. I was like well that’s rude but ok..haha So we decided we would just go to the church to use the bathroom and then we stumbled upon Samantha! She had been praying for answers and help that day and decided to get away. She went to read her bible at the church. She was outside by a pillar on some really uncomfortable concrete so we invited her in and met with her. She was very touched and came to church the next day. The ward did an amazing job at taking her in and she has been so thankful for the blessings the Lord has given her! Its so amazing to see how to Lord is very aware of where his children are at all times. And he is very aware of what they need. And he is sooo anxious to give it to them.

Thanks for all you do! I love and appreciate all of you! I hope you all have great weeks!

Elder Fischer P1030502

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