Monday, April 9, 2012
So this week has been way awesome. Elder "C" and I get along so well - it is just like working with Spencer - haha. This week we talked to our mission president and he is going to come down to interview Randy to be baptized, so hopefully everything will work out. We have been teaching Cassandra and we have to move her baptism date because she is not ready yet, but we are going to keep working with her because she is doing so well. She will be baptized in a month.
This week we have been really focusing on less active members. There are a lot of part member families here that are less active and those are the best ones because they are going to pretty much let us in and at least one person there already has some what of a testimony of the Church.
Elder C and I have been meeting with a lady named Karen and her family. They are all baptized but they are all in-active. Karen is a single mother and is trying to keep her family together. We want to help them get to the temple, so we taught them a lesson and had a kneeling prayer with her and her daughters. And even though we were outside in the ghetto of Albany, the Spirit just filled us all. They were crying and you could just feel the love of our Heavenly Father. We will keep this up with them because they know the church true. They now just need to act on it. That is one things that I have found while I have been out here - a lot of people we teach know that what we are saying is true. You can see it in their eyes, but they just don't want to act on it. It blows my mind - how can you know something is true and then totally back away from it and act like you don't know. And I am not talking about just in-active members. I am also talking about the people we teach. It is something I do not understand - how can people act like that? But . . . it just makes this mission even more of a challenge because we have to listen to the Spirit even more than ever so we can know what to say and what to do with them, so they will want to change their lives.
I love it here. I love helping people. And I love being able to help people find their way to eternal happiness with their families. There is nothing better.
Posted by Laura Woestman at 3:04 PM