So this week was kind of interesting because Memorial Day was Monday, school is getting out, and a good handful of the families in the ward are moving. Monday after P-day we met with Alfonz. He is awesome. The only thing that's holding him back from being baptized is his family and his health... That we know of so far. He's Italian so his family means everything to him and nobody else in his family really listens to us, mostly his wife, and he doesn't want to "dis-honor his family". As far as his health goes, he has the same cancer that Grandma Owen had. He's doing well for what he has but he's having a hard time getting around. Whenever we go over to see him he runs and grabs his copy of the Book of Mormon and asks "what are we going to read today" ha-ha. I really hope we can get his family involved when we keep going to see him.
On Tuesday we had some cool experiences. We met with
Tom in the afternoon and he agreed to start having us over every
Sunday night to do a family home evening type thing with him and the rest
of his family. Then as we were walking around trying to find people
to teach we stopped by Sister Hewlett's house and met her 14 year old son,
Sean (not a member). We talked to both of them about how they were doing for
a little bit then we talked to them about reading the Book of Mormon. We
ended up giving Sean his own copy of the Book of Mormon and Sister Hewlett
said they are going to read her favorite story together before we see them
again tomorrow. After that, Tuesday night when we went over for dinner at the
Campoverde's, and the lesson afterwards went extremely well. We went over the
second half of the plan of salvation and there were no disruptions. At the
end of the lesson almost everyone voluntarily bore their testimony on
the atonement too.
Wednesday was an interesting day, just one of
those days. Nobody would talk to us Wednesday. We had a lesson with
Herman, and it went really well, but afterwards he took us out for a
quick dinner and he just went on talking about the weirdest things...
But other than that nobody else would talk to us. We would pull in
front of a person's house who we planned to visit, and we would see
all these people out we could talk to before we visit this person. As
soon as we get out of the car, everyone would go inside. Not kidding.
As soon as people saw us they would hide. Then the people we planned
to stop by weren't home or didn't answer the door for us either. Wednesday
was a slower day, but you can't enjoy the good without experiencing some of
the bad right!
Thursday was a good day. After district meeting we had a
lesson with Britney (less active) and it was pretty much perfect. We talked
about the Gospel of Jesus Christ with her, and we had some other members with
us that know her really well, the Prichard's. It was exactly what she needed.
She was holding back tears for the last half of the lesson and the Prichard's
related to her very well. She is getting her act together very quickly
and intently. After we met with her we went back and got through half
of planning before we had dinner at the Hansen's home. The Hansen's
just moved into the ward and they're just what the ward needed to
help compensate for all those who are moving out. They're a really
cool younger family and Brother Hansen is already looking for
opportunities to talk about the gospel with the people he works with. Since
we only got through half of planning on Thursday we had to finish the
other half Friday morning.
Friday afternoon we met with Bryan and
that didn't go all that well. He's still having a really hard
time recognizing the spirit, if he recognizes it. After we saw him we
went to an appointment we had with an eternal investigator named
Cheryl, she's been meeting with missionaries for about 4 ever. She has no
way to really get around but she loves the Book of Mormon. We met with
her quickly and helped her understand why she's going through
the hardships she's enduring right now. it was an interesting lesson.
For the rest of the night a member had us reserved to help move
some furniture between houses. He asked us to help so we could meet
his non-member relatives. We were excited to meet them but they
wanted nothing to do with us at the moment ha-ha. I'm glad he introduced
us though, you never know what kind of impact you can really
Saturday we helped more people move. Members from the ward next to
us, the Medford ward, have family that were moving within our area
and they asked us to help. Awesome experience! The Mass's were the
ones who had non-member family moving. It was Brother Mass's niece,
Jamie, and nephew in law, Greg, and their son Ayden. They remind me of
the Shearers! Greg sounds and acts just like Marty! and Jamie is a
fit chick like Tina. To funny. We helped them move most of the day and
it went really well. We did have some appointments scheduled but they both
called and canceled/rescheduled so we were able to help for most of the day.
Later in the evening Greg called us and thanked us then told us as soon as
they're settled in a little more they're going to have us over for dinner
every week for the next month! Can not wait! This Sunday was fast Sunday
and I included Greg and his family in my fast.
Sunday was a good day.
Combining fasting with prayer is really powerful, I bear whiteness to that.
After church on Sunday we finally got a hold of an inactive member we've been
trying to talk to
for a little while and we had a good talk with her outside
her house. She has an interesting situation. She really enjoyed talking to us
but we couldn't tell if she wanted us to help her and meet with her or
if she wanted... I don't know what she wanted, we couldn't discern her. At
least we have all of her contact info and we know more about her now. I feel
like she's going to have us over soon but... I don't know. After we saw her
we had dinner with the Spencer's, we had an awesome gospel discussion with
them. After that we were supposed to meet with Tom and his family but he told
us to get in contact with him later in the week. He's one of the most
interesting men in the world, that guy. Now that last week is over, its
The time is going by way to fast!