Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 6th - Week 32

   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 make.

   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 already June.

The time is going by way to fast!

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