Monday, March 9, 2015
Elder Christensen is doing great. He’s learning more and more. Now i can stop talking in the lessons and he'll say a little something. Not quite co-teaching yet, but were gettin there. At least he can speak when I stop and he’s still inviting people to act. Tonight he’s actually going to invite a new investigator to be baptized. We get along great. He’s a silly kid, very sarcastic and laid back.
Margerie is still good for baptism on the 21st. Met with her a few times this week which was awesome. You gotta see investigators on track for baptism almost every day. We taught the plan of salvation and I think it hit her hard. It also includes the atonement too. She even said her first prayer in front of us this week! She’s been telling us "oh next time I’ll pray" or "someone save me and pray for me". Buuuttttt this time we refused. We told her we wouldn’t leave unless she prayed. She’s been promising and hadn’t delivered yet. But she did it and it was a beautiful prayer. It was a miracle though. She was so nervous, but had a really sincere and thankful type prayer. People just get nervous to pray in front of others at first. We reassured her that every prayer is what it needs to be, no right way to do it. It’s whatever we feel.
We also got a new investigator over text message from church HQ. It was from a part member family. The member husband contacted the church for his non-member wife and then we went over soon after. The first lesson went awesome. Her name is Sara. They seem like a solid family. We’re gonna see them tonight for the second time. That’s who Elder Christensen will invite to be baptized.
We finally got in with Eva! It’s the first time we sat down with her and her husband in a month. We just showed up and they let us in and this time. Both didn’t mind seeing us. We just expressed how happy we were to see Eva again and it’s cool because they both seemed so happy. I could tell the fighting has gone down right as they answered. In our visit we didn’t want to freak her out again and talk about anything too big. So I decided to just read the Book of Mormon with them and discuss what it teaches us. We all took turns reading and it was a sweet experience. We read in Alma 5 and it lets you think that if we were to die right now, would we be comfortable in Gods presence? It has lots of deep questions and we helped them think about those and taught what helps us feel more prepared for God, which is living the gospel. Sannah was unfortunately busy all week, a lot goin on with her family. We'll go back to the family with the baby in a couple weeks.
We had a way cool zone conference this week too. That was Friday morning and it almost lasted all day. It went from 7:45 until around 3, lots to hear and then practice. Also, they fed us which is excellent. But it was a good week! Things really are cooking and its fun to have the new guy be part of this. Oh, and my cough is gone!
Love you tonsElder Janz
Got new furniture, so had to a rearrange this week.