This week was very interesting. Looking back I can't even remember all we did, I just know the week flew by. We had a few potential investigators at the beginning of the week. One of the potential investigators husband wouldn't let us teach her, and the others didn't answer when we had set up an appointment, so back to more finding. We found a couple more people who we're trying to meet with this following week, so we will see how it goes.
This week was a really good week with less actives. There are many people who are less active and haven't been to church in years in our ward. This week we got 4 of them to church! We're so happy that they had decided to come back again and feel the peace and receive the blessings that come through church attendance. How did we get them there? Well, it is simple, we didn't, the spirit did. The Spirit is the key. No heart can be changed or brought closer to Christ without the spirit. That is why it is so important that we try our hardest to have the spirit with us. One of the less active woman who came to church said that she hasn't felt that good in such a long time and wants to come next week. It is such a wonderful thing to see these people's burdens lifted through Christ and see a change in their lives when they keep the commandments and have faith in Christ.
We had an interesting experience this week when teaching one of the less active members. He hasn't been to church for 20 years. We felt like we needed to talk about God, faith and share one of the His Grace videos on Mormon.org. The Lord prepared us perfectly for that lesson. It was great! He felt like he never really had faith in God and hasn't felt Him in his life, so we taught him about prayer and got him to commit to pray (which he hasn't done for 20 years). I'm excited to see where things go with teaching him. Last thing with teaching. We taught Sonny once again this week. He isn't progressing anymore so we think it would be best to stop teaching him for right now, but leave him with the resources and hopefully one day when missionaries teach him again he will be more open and have a desire to listen and change.
|Cookies with Rebecca! She's one of our investigators. She helped make cookies for the wedding. She is such an amazing woman! Rebecca and her husband Sam take such good care of us. I feel like I was sent here to meet them. They have changed me!|
Last week we got to do more service! We helped one of our Less Actives clean and then we helped set up for a wedding. The best part about this wedding, it was Disney themed!!! The Bride actually works at Disneyland putting together costumes for the parade. It was sad though because she was setting up for her own wedding by herself the day before, so when we heard we went over to the church and helped her set up for it, which was really fun!
Funny story of the week. We were walking around and this guy kept honking at us. When he could, he pulled over and stopped right by and asked if we were Jehovah Witness missionaries. We told him no and then he drove off. We then had a little discussion on why he had thought we looked like them and said that we need to do more to look like Latter-day saint missionaries. Right after we said that, this police officer honked at us while we were crossing the street and yelled, "Are you Mormons?" We smiled and yelled back, "YES!" Then she gave us a thumbs up and yelled, "NICE JOB!" Hahaha. We were pretty happy! You know it is a good day when someone is nice to you for being a "Mormon". Dad, you will appreciate this. When the lady asked if we were Mormons the first thing that came into my head was, "yes siree; died in the wool; true blue, through and through". I'm glad that phrase was so ingrained into my mind when I was younger that I can still recall it. haha.
Anyways, I am still loving it here in California! Sister Lampinen and I are doing great! I love having her as my companion and as my trainer! We have a lot of fun together!
Love you all!
Have a wonderful week!