Had a pretty good week with some amazing things sprinkled in between.
Friday I went on exchanges with the missionaries in Pekin. We had some great success! We were able to find and teach a lot of interested people and for what I heard their area was an area that people were Hard hearted! But we even got a referral from someone while tracting.
This last Saturday we were visiting a less active who has been battling recently with anti-mormon material and said he won't come back to church till he gets answers. Something cool happened while were we teaching him. We shared moroni 7:12-17 and taught about comparing the Holy Ghost and Satan. Right after we were comparing his feelings with anti-mormon material he stopped us and said," ok it just all clicked, these guys are trying to confuse me and the church isn't. Okay elders who is going to pick me up for church". later at dinner we Got somoone to agree to pick him up and he showed up for church the next day. He had not been to church since last year and he had a great experience. It seemed like he never missed one Sunday. The last miracle happened Sunday. It was a lot harder to get than the last one. We got a text during church from a non-member of a part member family asking us if we could help Him move that day and that he had no body helping him and really need the help. So I ask Elder Hahn if we should and he said "no..... We're not doing that elder" he was very fixed that he would not break the sabbath. I didn't see a problem with it and thought in the long run it would be better, plus by coincidence our appointment for that hour canceled, and opened up an opportunity to go help. He was still stern with me saying we would not feel comfortable serving on Sunday. So we called our zone leader to ask what they would do. They told us to go. Elder Hahn still didn't want to go. So after a few minutes of silence I looked over at him and ask. Will you at least pray with me to find out what to do. After our prayer we both had a strong feeling to call our elders quorum leader, Don Mehr. We called and asked him and he told us the same thing. I told Elder Hahn, and also that our zone leaders told us. That it would be more important to serve this part member family then to not do it because of the sabbath. So after we were done talking with him, Elder Hahn started doing the math and told me that we would not have any time to help because of our next appointment and the time it took to travel and change. So I didn't argue and just sat there thinking. Then it came to me, I ask elder Hahn, why would God tell us to call pres. Mehr for him to tell us to go and then us not go because of time. I told elder Hahn that we need to go and we wouldn't need to change clothes to serve giving us enough time to help. He finally agreed and we left. The service went great and we were able to help him out and their family. They welcomed us back to there home and with hopes now we will teach him and help there family out spiritually. Elder Herdt