Monday, November 16, 2015
We had a really good week over here. Last Monday we had the Tylers over at the Flakes house again for a dinner and lesson. We taught tithing and used candy as part of an object lesson for the kiddos. The kids names and ages are: Wyatt-14, Kyrsten-13, Emily-11, Isabella (we call her BB) -5. We got to see them again later in the week and watched Joseph Smith the
Prohet of the Restoration with them. We got to just kind of hangout but yet feel the Spirit by learning about the restoration of the
gospel. The kids really liked it and it helped them understand more of why God's church is so important. Then they also came to church yesterday which was stake conference and I think they enjoyed that... not sure yet. waiting to hear back. They will probably be baptized in a couple weeks. They are going out of town for a cruise this week. They are in great shape for baptism though. We had some good lessons and they are studying every day. The set backs always come. President Ashton once said this and it always sticks with me " you know when people are getting close when the storm clouds roll in" Very true and you just be patient and take it for what it is and keep going.
We weren't able to teach Ashli this week. We just stopped by and said hi at work. No news on the Erics. Buuuuttttt we actually found ANOTHER one. Theres too many in Alvin. This guy is black though and hes like 50 or so. I met him by hearing a bunch of 50 Cent rap songs coming from the house. Then walking by him, I was like "hey! do you like 50 cent?" And then an hour later we had showed him and taught about the Book of Mormon and he's excited to do research, he says. He's a way cool guy. We also had a miracle with an investigator named Otis. He likes having us over but hasn't had faith or intent to act yet. But that all changed this week when we went over and taught about baptism and by the correct priesthood authority. For him, he finally understood that that is why we were teaching him so much, because he can receive remission of sins and receive the Holy Ghost by Christ's priesthood. He said he would think and pray about it. He also asked if we could give him a blessing. He has had some pain that never went away after a surgery. The blessing was super powerful and we think it softened his heart even more. SO that was absolutely sweet.
We also had zone conference this week for a big group of missionaries. That was great. President Hall had some good trainings and discussions with us. He even ended by having the sisters leave the chapel and the elders stayed and we had a personal
talk on the Law of Chastity. Man... so glad im living the law of chastity. that was nuts. but good. We just had a fun ol week. We are loving the blessings that have been given to us. The Lord is merciful to all. We will just notice more if we live for Him and call out to him.