This week was so fun! We had zone conference on Tuesday in Fargo and it was amazing! Elder Nash of the Seventy spoke and it was soooo good! I don't know if I told anyone this yet but Elder Dutton (Ruger) is in my zone! what are the odds! and so I got to see him twice last month and I will see him again this month! It's like sunday school all over again!
Two New Investigators
On Monday we had the opportunity to teach the Plan of Salvation to a less active member's daughter. She is not a member but her father is and is working on becoming fully active again. He asked us to teach her not necessarily to convert her but to at least give her hope and happiness. But it is turning into something bigger than that! She told us that she would like to be baptized. It might take longer with her because she is trying to quit smoking but we are working with her on that. She is in the process of moving to Bemidji and once she does it will be easier to work with her. She is amazing and even though she struggles, she truly wants to become a member of this church. I can just feel how much Heavenly Father loves her and because of that, I cannot help but love her too.
We got a new investigator named "W". He is a Native American currently living in a rehab center because he hurt his foot. We went to see him because his girlfriend, who is the sweetest less active lady ever, asked us to. He told us he would like us to visit him because he has been asking his preacher to come see him for months and months but he never came. When we went to visit him he said, "It's like my preacher forgot about me." I am sad that he feels forgotten but maybe that's why he is so open to us. We already taught him the Plan of Salvation and I can't wait to teach him more!
Lately I have been studying up on accountability a lot. The reason we ask our investigators and less active members to make commitments is so they can know that they are being held accountable. That is why we all make commitments. We are accountable to ward leaders, employers, family members, but most importantly we are accountable to God. We set goals so we can be held accountable to those goals and so we can enjoy the blessings and happiness that come when we reach those goals! Accountability brings blessings.
As missionaries we help less active families, part-member families, investigators, members, and even ourselves, make and keep commitments and set goals so we can enjoy the blessings that come from it. Set goals for yourselves. We are all accountable to God and when we set eternal goals, not only will we be able to move forward and progress but we will experience joy and happiness!
Thank you to Aunt Tonya and Aunt Rita! I will try to write you both back soon! Love you both!
Have a great week, family!
|Ward Halloween party. We went as anna and elsa.|