Monday, November 1, 2010

No Sweat!

Things are going wonderful here!  The Lord has really blessed us.  We have found one new investigator, and today we should be meeting with the family I talked about last week.  It has been weird working in a twosome again.  We went tracting after we dropped Elder Jensen off, and we both felt like we were alone.  But, now we are back to normal (as normal as missionaries are) and have been working hard. 

Thursday we had a lesson with Amy and her less-active husband.  They are the sweetest and most awsomest people ever.  They know the gospel is true, and everything.  But they run a crazy life: getting up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with 2 kids and getting to bed around 9:30.  We had planned to go over the Word of Wisdom, but she wanted to go over prayer, so we had this AMAZING lesson on prayer.  She can pull out of scriptures things that are so deep, and on so many layers.  Then at the end of the lesson, she gave the most beautiful and sincere prayer I have heard in a long time.  Both her and I were crying by the end of it!

Friday night we had a branch dinner, where we had a open fire outside of the church and we cooked tin-foil dinners.  It was sweet stuff!  but what was even sweeter, was the fact that we had an investigator there!  Kazim, a 17-year-old kid.  He is real sweet, and he is very outgoing in talking with people.  We had a meeting with him an hour before the event, we told him about it then and there, and he said he wanted to come.  (he did not have a phone number, so we would not invite him earlier).  We called someone up, and got a ride for him, and he had a great time.  He has been reading this history about Mormons from an LDS author, and he is so intrigued.

Sunday we had two investigators at church; Hope and Amy (and her husband and two kids)!  You have no idea how stressful Sunday mornings are for missionaries; Seeing who will come out of those you invited.  We both also gave 15-20 minute talks on missionary work, which we talked about how members can be missionaries.  It is funny how I don't sweat as much about talks anymore.

Well I hope everyone had a great week!

Elder Shurtz