This week has been pretty good. We have been able to meet lots of good people and teach some good lessons as well!
|Random Guy wanted picture taken with us!|
|Teaching a lesson!|
Wednesday we had an appointment with our investigator Gladys and she was outside smoking (we were planning on teaching her the word of wisdom haha) so we were talking to her outside and her friend named Clara walked up. She started talking to us and asking us what we were doing and then she also asked if we could help her out with her house. She has a bunch of holes in her walls cause of her nephew punching them or something, I think she wanted money from us but we told her we could come by and try and fix them. She kept telling us how we were god sent and that she was going to come to church on Sunday haha it was kind of funny!
Thursday we did a lot of biking and poor Elder Clement he was dying I felt bad for him. We are riding bikes more to save miles. After that we went to dinner with the Alhaltehs to a place called "Cock on the Walk" or something like that. It’s this place right on the big reservoir. We had some catfish which was pretty good, It didn’t taste different at all from any other fish, and some fried chicken, It was really good! Elder Clement loved it too. The problem with him is he just won't try anything that’s a little different haha. He is getting better though!!:) The Alhaltehs are awesome, they feed like 3 sets of missionaries a week!! Their son is in SLC right now on his mission. After that we went to their house to do a lesson. Their daughter Carly wanted an object lesson so I was thinking and I remembered that a Sister was telling me that if you squeeze an egg that it wouldn’t break. I had never tried it before so they gave us an egg and Elder Clement started squeezing and he couldn’t break it and then the second time he started squeezing his arm was like shaking cause of how hard he was squeezing and the egg cracked and shot everywhere......... I felt so bad... So their house was messy and the object lesson was ruined hahahaha...
|Dinner with the Alhalteh Family!|
Friday we had ZDM (zone district meeting) and President Olson taught it. It was a good meeting. He talked about being on a mission, being a missionary, and being a disciple. After that we came home and went to an appointment we had with a lady that had told us to come back. Her name is Allyson and she started asking us all these questions and talked about how her Grandma had always taught her that there was a place in between death and the resurrection that your spirit would go, she explained it exactly like we believe it to be! It was kind of cool we asked if her church taught that but she said no, that her grandma talked about it to her and then she started going off about how she hates how churches only teach what please the people. They don’t include everything in what they teach. So basically she is a golden investigator.
Saturday and Sunday were both good, sadly Gladys didn’t come to church because she was out to late partying but that’s alright. We will get her next week!
Things are going good! We have been working hard and trying to get people to come to church. We have a mission goal of everyone getting a baptism in the month of November. It’s so hard because in Utah the missions there are like the highest baptizing and there are so many non members down here you think it would be opposite but it’s because there are so many members there, that the work is doing so good, I wish we could get members to see that and try and get a little out of their comfort zones to invite people to hear the gospel.
We are doing a little better at finding. We found a more upper end neighbor hood that we can start tracting. Less people will be open but they will be more likely to keep commitments. We are having the open house this Friday and we are trying to get the members to bring people. We made little invitations and every door we have knocked on the past few days we have put one on there so hopefully someone out of the 100 doors or so will come haha...
|Out finding people!|
My Ponderizing scripture last week was Moroni 7:48
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.
I have been working on loving people more and seeing them as God sees them not as I see them and this has helped me out a lot!!
My scripture this week was the one I put on my plaque Alma 26:22
Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance.
So we are allowed to listen to music that you could sing in sacrament meeting so like BYU vocal point hymns we could listen to. Do you know of anyone else that has songs that are somewhat exciting that you could listen to in sacrament??
Today we found this store where everything is like super cheap and I bought some pants that reminded me of Ryker for 15 bucks so I'm gonna send them to him you will have to let me know what he says haha. This store everything is like under 20 bucks!! And they have sweaters and stuff like that so I will probably get something from there too! Probably matching pants with Ryker! My socks are doing good, I haven’t put any holes in them yet! My eating has been fine I just don’t want to gain weight but it's so hard to find food to eat haha! My stomach has been doing good! The weather has been so nice. It’s been like in the 60-70 degrees range. It’s been nice!!!
Today we have done our shopping and then we have a few appointments planned for tonight! Hopefully everyone is home! We have a few appointments lined up for the week and we are having the open house this friday night! So hopefully people come to that!
I have been thinking a lot about being grateful lately, and its nice to know how great of a family I have!!:)
Hope you had a fantastic week!!:) I will talk to you next week! Love you!:) Thanks fore everything!!
|Amazing Canton sky!|