The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Why I Believe?

We just got home from the fireside that is held once a month called Why I Believe.  It is done by new members of the Church.  They have a slide show showing those that were baptized this past month as well as talks and a musical number.  We don't normally go out to them but one of our students was baptized in November and gave one of the talks about his conversion story.  He invited us to come.  We brought with us one of the young men the Elders are teaching.  Bruno spoke and another lady named Lisa, and then Senator Larry Pressler.  The thing all three of them had in common was the whispering of the Spirit to them preparing them for the missionaries.  Senator Pressler stayed at a Marriott and asked if he could have the Book of Mormon that was in the drawer.  There were things in each of their lives and some not good that slowly brought them to the point of listening to the missionaries.  That is a good question to ask ourselves.  How would you address a person that asked you, Why do you believe?

Larry Lee Pressler is a U.S. politician from South Dakota. He served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and three terms in the U.S. Senate, losing re-election to Tim Johnson. He was the first Vietnam veteran to be elected to the Senate. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and previously was a Rhodes Scholar of Oxford University.  He was baptized on April 19, 2015.  

1 comment:

  1. I loved attending, "Why I Believe," while we were in DC with you guys. What a great program!