Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A-Town is Awesome

So - a member's dog died and I got the job of burying it.
Our area's missionaires
"Master Disc Golfers!"

This week is way awesome. We have been trying to do church tours these past few weeks and we were 0 for 11 with people showing up. But we finally got one this week :) and it went well. The night before we felt prompted to call a family and see if they could come. They said yes, and they were the best people ever. Tabitha and the "C" family came with us. Sister "C" was the bomb and connected so well with Tabitha. We finished the tour with the chapel and pretty much the Spirit over came everyone - it was so strong that Tabitha started crying tears of joy. It was a way amazing felling / lesson.

Also this week we were called by a member who said that her 10 year old son wants to be baptized. So we are working with him. He wants to learn so much, but he is having a hard time in Sunday School because all the kids know the storeis of the Book of Mormon, but he doesn't. So we found a member who has all those scritpure cartoon movies and tehy are going to let him use those as a quick way to learn the stories.

Something Elder "H" and I have been doing is teaching members the restoration. This has two reasons; one, so that Elder "H" and I can become better teachers and the members can help us - and two, so that the members can feel the Spirit in the lesson testifying to them. After the lesson we challenge them to think of people they would want to have taught in their homes. The amazing thing is that Elder "H" and I pick the families out by praying and asking the Lord who we should ask. We have one done it with 4 families and two already have people and are setting up times for us to come teach the restoration in their home. It is just amazing how much the Lord is blessing us. There is never a dull moment and the ward si so excited about helping us. It is pretty much the coolest thing ever to be a missionary.

Transfers also came up this week. Elder "H" and I are staying together so I get to finish up officially training him, even though he is really training me. This guy is way amazing. Every morning this week we have been able to have a spiritual companionship study. I am truly grateful for the chance to be his companion and learn from him every day. Something we are working on is just to be able to follow the Spirit in everything we do - everything. No letting ourselves get distracted. Which is hard for me because movie quotes are always popping in my mind, haha. But it is still way good and we are seeing miracles happen when we work hard. The A-town is awesome. I love it here.
-Elder Woestman