Elder Michael Cevering

Elder Michael Cevering
Puerto Rico, San Juan Mission

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Email February 3, 2014

Hello family! Well, this week was not actually so bad. We're still trying to find more people to teach and still at a stand still in the progress with our current investigators, but we are feeling confident. We have a really good plan that we feel will help us and the ward a lot. First, we are going to start doing visits with our ward mission leader to the houses of members in order to teach them and help them do missionary work. That's going to bring a lot of changes. But we're going to focus on specific families, not the whole ward. Yesterday the bishop didn't come to church. We were surprised when we saw the elders quorom president sitting at the front of the chapel between the two counselors and the counselors said he was presiding. We had a talk with them afterward and showed them that the elders quorom doesn't preside when a bishop isn't present: the first counselor presides. We taught them the doctrine and read in the manuals about authority, and the first counselor said, "We've been making this error for years." Lots of work to do with the members. I also had the chance to clear up some doubts in the priesthood class yesterday. What a life. I feel like something really important for us to do here is help people understand true doctrine. That will help them all to have more faith. We have some good teaching opportunities coming our way this week. We have a couple that we're going to visit up in the mountains (I LOVE THE MOUNTAINS) and a couple of people down here. We found a Cuban man the other day who told us he's looking to join a church though he doesn't believe that religion is a commandment of God. We're going to really help him understand the doctrine of the Bible. I'm excited about that. Love you all! Elder Cevering

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