Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Two, Two, Two Weeks in One!

This Week!
So we found this ladies wallet at Walmart so we have to go return it,
not going to be emailing much today!
Our district Got hit hard this last week, 0 new investigators and 2
ward canceled do to weather effecting 4 companionships. I hope we all
can get out of this funk soon.
On the bright side, were breaking through with this part member
family, we just had a bishopric member and his wife come out with us
to help them with family history which went awesome. We found out some
of their struggles and reasons why the non-member hasn't joined the
church, which is the Book of Mormon. Hope he can help him.
Also we have a less active who is so close to returning to activity, I
give it a few more week. We got him to come to church for the first
time in 20 years for a ward dinner and play. So I am supper happy to
see that! He says he wants to feel the spirit like he did when he
first joined the church, to kick start him back in going! we'll see
what we can do
Last Week!    
This week was pretty sad, our most promising investigator dropped us because she was antied, It was pretty heart breaking. Missionary Work is so much better when your teaching interested people. We have had some great success with less actives/ part members. This week we had a dinner/play/fundraiser at the church, and we got one 1 part-member family to come where they committed to come to church the next day and they came! We also had a less-active come who had not been in a church building in 20 years! It was really cool, we had a moment that really stuck him and me. To explain I need to go to earlier that day. We had a lesson with him earlier that day where after that lesson he gave us an assignment to " go do good in the world today". Later at the dinner we came in a few minutes late because we found a part-member family and they liked to talk. We sat down I leaned over and said softly "sorry we were late, we were doing do in the world", he then old me it didn't have to say why we were late. I then told him "all I wanted to do was 'return and report'". "He then said we are not a space ranger you don't need to 'return and report' "and then he recognized what he just said and thought for a second, then looked over at me, smiling and said "I haven't heard that wonderful phrase in a long time". It was wonderful to hear that it touch my heart as much as I think it did his.

The other miracle happen just after we got done talking with bishop about all the less actives we had been seeing, he told us that the alot of those less actives havent been contacted in a long time and he was really proud of all the work we were doing. After we were finnished talking with him we went to a town on the far end of out area where we haddent been for the most part of the transfer to meet members, less actives and formers that we didnt know of.  we were looking at our area book and noticed that there was a "Active member" he had never met. We desided to go find him and see who he was and get ahold of him.  We found his trailer home and tried to give him a call to see if he was home. He answered the Phone and we asked how it was going and he replied back, "Oh not so good Elders, I need to talk to you about something".  we replied and said well good thing were right out side your house, we then notice him him walking up the street and said good well the go in. We followed him into his trailor and sat us down and told us about how he was seaching on the internet for general confernce and a hope up came up for a website called ex-mormoms united, and there was oh wooha that he was telling us alot of it was freemanson junk. I felt bad for the member because mentially he was a little slow so he didnt know if he was just being fooled all along and or if he should believe it. We just expressed our love for him and told him about the spiritual pornography called anti mormon mitirial. The cool thing was he told us that he was praying the night before about all this stuff and ask God to send him someone. I dont think it was coincidence that was happened to come over that day. It such a blessing to feel that your are really an instrument in Gods hands, an answer to others prayers. We reported it to the High priest the next say and they should soon have someone over there to help him out.

Elder Herdt