Friday, January 31, 2014

We have seen more and more less actives coming to church and it is great to see this ward grow

Hey Mom! This week has been really spiritual for us. We had two people tell us that they were praying and then we showed up at their home. Both of them were convinced that we answered their prayers and we have a return appointment this week with one of them and we invited the other person to Church and mutual. Then we had an Investigator who we have only had one lesson with text us and ask if her and her son could come to Church. The Lord is blessing this area like you wouldn't believe right now and I am super grateful to be a part of it and see all of this great work. Elder Nicholson and I cant believe how many prepared people are being placed in our path every day. Okay, so this last Monday we didn't do anything note worthy because we cleaned. On Tuesday we had five really good lessons with the five people we have been wanting to meet with for a while. They all are doing really good and two of them are investigators (We set a baptismal date with one of them and the other has been on date for two weeks now) Both of them want to be baptized in February and it is awesome to see them progress in the Gospel. On Wednesday we went on exchanges but it was easy because we only switched with the other two elders in our trailer haha. It was a good day and Elder Cook and I were able to see three people and have a lesson. On Thursday we had District meeting and then went and chopped wood for two people. We didn't end up teaching anyone until later in the evening but it was still fun. That night we took the 17 year old out who wants to go on a mission and he had a good time. We saw two less actives and the kid who came with us did a really good job at bearing his testimony on church attendance. Friday, we had a good day and then finished it off with Basketball night at the church. Three new people showed up and we were able to find out were they lived and set up a time to stop by. The people here are more willing to listen to what you have to say if you can play basketball with them. I guess that's really how it is anywhere you go but Basketball is super popular on the Reservation. Saturday we had a much needed lesson with an active member family. They have been down in the dumps and have been going through allot lately so we payed them a visit. We shared the message we felt would help the most but the spirit did the talking. We had the Dad give a blessing of comfort to his family and that helped more than anything. The spirit filled their home stronger than I have ever felt it before and we all sat and cried for a few minutes because we didn't know what to say. They thanked us and we left. On Sunday They all came to church and the first thing Elder Nicholson said was "They look Happy again!" You could tell that something had changed and they had that light again. We have seen more and more less actives coming to church and it is great to see this ward grow. The members of the church out here blossom as the rose when they embrace the gospel. We are running low on miles for this month so we didn't go very far this week but we still did what we needed to. Our Truck is 10,000 miles over what it is suppose to be at so the vehicle coordinator of the mission is trying to trade out our Chevy Colorado for a new Nissan Frontier pick up this week. I will send you a picture of the new truck when we get it! :) Elder Nicholson and I were going through my music the other day and we really like the song "I can only imagine" by Mercy Me. We play it over and over and sing along like a couple of weird-o's, so we were hoping you could look up the band and see if they have any other good music. We like the almost country feel in the singers voice, matches the area where we live ;) Well, that's all I got for you today so I will have to talk to you next Monday. Love ya! Have a great week!

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