Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Unto Every Nation

We attend the Brisbane Ward. It is as internationally diverse as the cityof Brisbane. The Bishop is American but there are many nationalities here. For Sunday School we attend the gospel essentials class. We love it, there are usually about fifteen to twenty people. We are not the only missionaries. We have four young missionaries assigned to the ward. And there are more young missionaries (Chinese speaking missionaries) assigned to the YSA ward that meets in the same building, who occasionally come to our ward if their investigators are older. The missionaries bring their investigators to our class. We often have people from all over the globe. It is common to have people from India, Vietnam, China, Poland, Peru, Thailand and more. In the past few weeks we have had five baptisms in our ward. Men we have gotten to know a little from our Sunday School class. One week Mohammad who is from India, Niroshan who is from Sri Lanka and Kumar who used to live in New Zealand were baptised. Muhamond was Muslim, his brother is visiting him here soon and he is so excited to share the gospel with him. Niroshan is a refugee, the missionaries found him crying in the middle of the street. They forced him to the sidewalk and started talking to him. They had a friendly young adult with them that day and he was inspired to invite him to a family home evening, he accepted, he loved it and they started teaching him. When Kumar, the third gentleman, lived in New Zealand he was married. His wife died and he started drinking. When the missionaries found him and taught him the word of wisdom he quit drinking that very day. All three of these men are friendly and love the gospel. We can only imagine how many others might be brought to the gospel because of them. This picture was taken on Sunday after they were confirmed. Some of our great missionaries are in the image too. There is a story behind every baptism, we are honoured to be witnessing the hastening of the work. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello there, and thanks for sharing all this great news about the gospel in Queensland. My family and I are re-locating to Bundaberg for six months, so it's fun to see the Church in action "over there."

    My sister-in-law sent me the link to your blog; she was one of your daughter's roommates a long time ago, and thought your blog would be of interest given our impending travels. This is all so great to see and read.