Monday, February 22, 2016

Find QUESTIONS in the scriptures

Well, we had another unproductive week, but not for lack of trying. We ended days with aching legs and lots of tiredness because of walking and not sitting down to teach. But, we got ourselves all organized to have results this week. We decided to work much more with less-actives and use that as a conduit to achieve baptisms.

Our Mission Presidente Calderón visited the two zones in Montería and gave us a capacitación [training]. Part was about doing questions. He taught that there are four categories basics of questions. Searching, Analyzing, Feeling, and Applying. He left us with homework to do and write him in the weekly letter. It was to make the four questions for 1 Nefi 1:1. (1 Nephi 1:1) Here are mine: 
"Yo, Nefi, nací de buenos padres y recibí, por tanto, alguna instrucción en toda la ciencia de mi padre; y habiendo conocido muchas aflicciones durante el curso de mi vida, siendo, no obstante, altamente favorecido del Señor todos mis días; sí, habiendo logrado un conocimiento grande de la bondad y los misterios de Dios, escribo, por tanto, la historia de los hechos de mi vida."                                                       1 Nefi 1:1
Preguntas de 1 Nefi 1:1
Buscar - Aunque Nefi conoció muchas aflicciones en sus días, ¿él sentía que era qué?
Analizar - ¿Cómo pudo haber sentido muy favorecido del Señor y haber logrado mucho conocimiento Nefi a pesar de las muchas aflicciones?
Sentir - ¿Cómo se siente usted entre las "muchas aflicciones en el curso de [su] vida"?
Aplicar - ¿Cómo puede usted lograr "un conocimiento grande de la bondad y los misterios de Dios" por medio de sus aflicciones?

I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.                                                                   1 Nephi 1:1 
Questions from 1 Nephi 1:1
Search - Even though Nephi had seen many afflictions in his day, how did he feel about them?
Analyze- How could Nephi have felt highly favored of the Lord and have achieved great knowledge despite those afflictions?
Feel- How do you feel during those "many afflictions in the course of [your] days"?
Apply- How can you achieve "a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God" through your afflictions?

I taught Gospel Principles yesterday and spent the entire class trying to apply these questions well. The class turned out super great and everyone was participating. The invitation is that everyone try it out for 1 Nefi 1:1.  In the language that´s most easy for you. After practicing, try it out for real teaching FHE or a class on Sunday, or anything like that. It invites the Spirit a lot better because the people are paying attention and are using their own agency to learn.

Good luck with life, everyone.
Always Great,
Élder Hicken

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