Monday, February 1, 2016

E-mail Feb. 1, 2016: "Kunchum Kunchum Miracles"

"Kunchum kunchum" means "small small" in Tamil (the local language here) and we've definitely seen some seemingly small but significant miracles lately. I'll name just a few-

So remember last week how I was telling you about our golden investigator Arun? Well he just got baptized.

Yeah buddy!

It was amazing to be able to watch Arun progress unhindered through the lessons as he developed a testimony. It was even better to answer his endless flow of questions about the gospel because it showed that he was learning and understanding. Lesson learned there, don't be afraid to ask questions, especially about the gospel. Questions help us to not only gain knowledge but I think it also has the ability to increase our interest in a subject, just so long as we do it right. Remember that with the gospel not all questions can or should be answered when we think they should be, so let your faith satisfy those doubts that presently don't have a solution.

Wow, I digress...

Another miracle we saw this week was with another one of our investigators, Prem. Prem is the relative of one of our strong members here and has been meeting with the missionaries for more than six months. Every time they invite him for baptism he says that he already took baptism in another church and he's not comfortable taking baptism in another one. When my companion and I taught him again last week we had a very long discussion about a lot of things but at the end he gave us the same answer regarding being baptized. We invited him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and he accepted on the condition that we don't teach him any more lessons. We agreed, after crossing our fingers behind our backs. To make a long story short three days later my companion was on exchange and as they were teaching a lesson to one of the member families in our branch Prem just happened to show up. Prem felt the Spirit and let them teach him about the restoration. At the end of the lesson Prem said that a few days ago he had been studying a For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet and had a strong impression that the things we were teaching were true. He said he wanted to be baptized.


Basically, our God is a God of miracles, and my testimony of that grows firmer and firmer every day I'm out here. Brothers and sisters, believe in miracles, pray for them even, and then exercise your faith. I testify that if you'll do that you too will begin to see some kunchum kunchum things bring to pass great miracles. :)

Until next time everyone, stay strong and rock on. :)
-Elder Cloward

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