This week should be good as we now got some lessons and return appointments lined up. Things have been really successful this past week compared to how things started out. Anyway we are starting to tract into Monroe territory. Tracting has so far been the best activity and really the only one that has helped us find people to teach. Let me begin with how we now have a couple progressing investigators, some including families, and also part member families:
- We taught one family who was very open to hear us when we first knocked on their door. We taught them the first lesson and then went back almost a week later, gave them a Book of Mormon and invited them to church. They said they would come once they knew for themselves about the Book. They are a very sweet people, and the dad works for General Mills and gave us free boxes of cereal. (What a blessing! We believe they will soon be all baptized (THEY are ready)!
- The people right next door to them are also very interested and say they will commit to baptism as soon as they find out for themselves if the Book is true. I'm praying that both these families will read with sincerity because I want them so badly to come to a knowledge of the truth.
We have a portion of His Holy Spirit! We can do incredible things in His name! Miracles are being performed before our very eyes, some that we can't even see. And they are done through the faith and desires of our heart, and to me when I think of that I think of OUR PURPOSE and how we are merely instruments in the Lord's hands and how we are his mouthpiece in bringing people unto our Redeemer. I've come to know that God isn't just this almighty powerful being, he is a Father, and like any parent, wants the best for His children and has a plan for us. He loves all of us, and it is of the utmost importance to realize that he will never stop loving us. I'm grateful for my Heavenly Father, for my parents and for the many blessings I've received even when I haven't been at the top of my game.
Again it is amazing to know about this plan, and last night we watched a Mormon message about the plan of salvation. IT WAS AWESOME. And I recommend if you haven't seen it, to watch it!-it explains everything perfectly and so simply with great graphic design, I loved it! Time Square learns Plan of Salvation [I think this is the one he is referring to, but it's pretty cool anyway and happened just about a month ago!]
The weather is still pretty amazing. It has rained the past few days, but today is sunny and 73! [So jealous!, Course we have had some pretty nice fall days around here as well.]
Thank you for sending me the Mac and Cheese and other items by the way! I lovvvvve my Spongebob M&C.
I thank you again so much for letting me come out here and for really supporting me, I will continue to work hard and by the spirit. I love you guys and hope you have a fantastic week! How is the snow? How is my car? . How are you guys doin ? Stay amazing!
-love elder black