Wednesday, January 11, 2017


January 2, 2017


So this week was incredible as you can see from the title of this email… I just want to share a couple miracles.

Cool Story: Last week we felt inspired to meet with a certain member and to talk to her about missionary work and praying for missionary opportunities. We met with her right after church and had a good spiritual lesson about it. We said a closing prayer and she prayed to have missionary opportunities. She left and then 2 minutes later came back up the elevator with two people that just happened to walk in the church right then and wanted to learn more about the church! She was able to share her testimony with them and then pass them off to us. We had an awesome lesson with them and it built all of our faith and especially the members. Ask and ye shall receive. 

And Another One: We prayed and told Heavenly Father our plans for the day and asked him to put people in our path. Then, as we walk down the street we have been talking to more people than I have ever talked to in my life - it has been crazy - we both have a great desire to build up the YSA (Young Single Adult) wards here.  As we were walking, we passed by a big Arab guy with a full beard, uni-brow and dressed in all black, and right when we passed by him we both turned around and made eye contact, so we started walking towards him, and right when we got to him he said, “Alright, what do you got for me?” and right away we told him that God is his loving heavenly father and he is his child and he loves you more than he can comprehend.  He nodded and said thank you. We pulled out a Book of Mormon and he said that he has one already because he found it in the street a couple years ago and didn't want to leave it there! We got his full address - he lives right by the church. We also got his Facebook and phone number – everything we needed to contact him  right there.  Just as he left and turned the corner, he saw a book of Mormon advertisement on a taxi and he said it was a sign from God that he had to see us. (cool huh!) He text us right away and said he will never let another cigarette touch his lips ever again, and he was just kept repeating that he believes in everything we were saying it was just so awesome to witness.

So that's it! Great week right?

Setting goals right now is weird because I know that I will be home for the second half of the year… so I'm still trying to figure out how to do this. Maybe I will break it into half-year. jaja.  I’m following the way that I learned how to set goals in the bible in the four areas that Christ grew in Luke 2:52. The four areas are:

Wisdom (intellectual) 
Stature (physical) 
Favor with God (spiritual)
Favor with man (social). 

I would also challenge everyone to think about what your real desires are and set your goals. Your real desires. Then pray about it! Yep, it will be awesome. 

Love you all! Happy new year! 

Elder Mackintosh

We started a conversation with a man by having him take a picture of us at grand central! 

 William and me after a mean game of dodgeball! 

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