In November 2013, our son, Samuel McMurray, began a two year term of service in the Nebraska Omaha Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is a record of his experiences there (with annotations by his father).
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Hope that y'all had a great past week and a Happy Memorial
Day. And I hope everyon in Houston isn't deluged!
We're looking forward to a rebuilding period
this week. We're grateful for the tender mercies that we've seen: some new
investigators and a baptism and confirmation for the district was wonderful
this past week.
We're working to get one of our investigators
back to progressing status. Teaching him has helped me learn the importance of
being more personal in my teaching style and in the freedom that comes through absolute,
all-encompassing truth. We sent him a text talking about his hang-ups and after
not meeting with us for a little over a week, we visited him last night. We
reminded him that although there are people in the Church who can be prideful and who try to hurt
others, sometimes we can behave the exact same way.
I've struggled with these feelings myself for a very long time, so I can relate, but the Spirit
constantly reminds me of the universal sin of pride and how one of the aspects
of my calling is to remind people of that. It was a successful teaching moment
for all of us. He's still got a way to go but we're hopeful.