Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pearland Texas, Week 84: April 25, 2016 - May 1, 2016

May 2, 2016

We had a good week this week. Nothing crazy amazing in our area but for a big highlight in my last ward, Brandon got baptized!!! We were notified a week before and we got to go down to see his baptism! His brother baptized him and its crazy because the timing was perfect  since his brother Aaron leaves to Navy Officer training in less than a week. It was soooo awesome to see those studs again. Brandon was having the time of his life. He was way touched and cried throughout the program. I got to conduct the music there too so that was sweet. Ill try and send a picture of us all.

We made some great progress with our less actives and recent converts this week. One day we planned to see a convert that lives in the bottom of our area, about 15 miles away, named Dizzy. But we had been driving a lot that week and we ran out of our monthly allotted miles so we had to start biking the last few days. We ended up biking down the highway to go see her and she lives out in the boony country. I got fried that day from a long bike ride. I was lobster status even by the ride back after our lesson. We taught her the plan of salvation because she missed a temple prep class and us and the ward are helping her get to the temple for endowment. We had a great time teaching it. Turns out she is the mom of a lady I knew well in Alvin.

We also were able to get in and teach a family that hadn't been in contact with the ward or missionaries for months just a couple days ago. It was way unexpected. We think the only way we were able to get in is through their wild little boy that answered the door in his undies and was a total chatty kathy and telling us all the cool things they have recently bought like the Star Wars movie. We taught them a quick message on the atonement using Mosiah when it speaks about how salvation doesn't just come through the law of moses, but ultimately its through our utilization of the Atonement of Christ and the difference it makes in our lives. I compared it to living the gospel and treating it as a checklist or just going through the motions versus constantly relying on Christ to heal us, make up our imperfections, strengthen us. They loved the lesson. We''re gonna try to teach them more often. They're the Green family.

Besides that, things have been tough with investigators. Haven't been able to teach any of them. Austin is out of town, Dan was again busy and Dmitri was the same. We,re just going to find more investigators so if those fall through we're still seeing the good people we need to!

Love you tons,                                                                                                                                           Elder Deans

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