Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Happy Memorial Day!
So, this last week was really awesome! We had a lot of cool experiences:
First, we stopped by one of our investigators this week that we hadn't seen for a while, and we were able to catch her at her apartment and set up an appointment with her for the next day! We had our appointment with her, and set up appointments for every Tuesday and Friday in the upcoming weeks. I am very excited about this because she has already expressed to us that she had been going to Church with a LDS friend where she used to live, and absolutely loves the Mormon church! And her two sons seem to really like us as it was one of them that voted for having two appointments per week (and they really like Pokemon, which just makes them even more awesome).
Second, last Monday for a district activity we tie-dyed shirts, socks, and one Elder even brought a pillowcase. It was a really fun activity, and unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of my shirts so I'll make sure to send you pictures of them next week!
Third, we had Zone Conference this last week, and it was really cool! We are starting a new "classroom teaching" program for our District Meetings that is really awesome (but more on that in a little bit). I learned a lot of cool things at zone conference, and I hope to apply them to become a better missionary! One cool thing President Kendrick shared was some of the key differences between the world world, and the gospel world. And though I don't remember most of them, I know that I'm extremely glad that I have the gospel in my life!
Fourth (and probably the coolest), a really awesome thing happened this last Sunday, but first a little background :So two Sundays ago (the 18th) Elder Mickelsen and I helped a nonmember lady unload some groceries from her car because she asked if we could help. We then set up a return appointment to come by and teach her for last Wednesday, but it didn't happen. She called us either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and said she had to cancel on us, so we said we understood and invited her to church on Sunday (two days ago). We told her where and when it was, not really expecting that much from it because she hadn't seemed very interested in listening to our message when we first talked to her. But then after sacrament meeting on Sunday we went out into the hall and there she was! With one of the families from the ward that she had met at the meeting! Afterwards we had a good conversation with her and our ward mission leader, and she said she would let us know a good day to come by and teach her! It was really awesome to see some results from inviting someone to come unto Christ, even if it was just in a little way!
So yeah, that was pretty much my week. and as I've been writing this a scripture that came to mind that really kind of sums up what I've been feeling this week is, "Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." (D&C 123:17) because even though these last few weeks have been really good, that only really happened after working the hardest I could every day, trying my best to have a good attitude.
Well, transfer calls are this weekend so next week I'll let you know what is happening!