Monday, May 16, 2011

What a Great Week!

It has been a good week.
Tuesday, we had a lesson with Jerry, which went well.
Wednesday, we found a new investigator, Shelly.  We don't know too much about her right now because of the little time we had before catching the bus, but we will see her this Wednesday.
Thursday, we underestimated how long it would take to contact a referrals.  So we got on the bus, 40 minutes latter we got off in a town we nether been in before or had a map for.  So finding a map at the post office, we walked for an hour to get to the house.  Brian (the referral) was not home, but setup an appointment that night with the wife.  and just like many missionary miracles, we made the bus, when a neighbor of a Mormon family in another ward stopped and gave us a ride, saving us about another hour of walking and missing the bus.  That night we went back with a member and taught him the first lesson.  He was a good guy.  A friend signed him up when visiting the Hawaii temple.  Said we could come back.
Thursday night, the Glenn Falls Elders picked us up, and we stayed the night on their floor so we could take their car for a day to go to Utica for Return and Report (Trainers and Trainees meet after a month of being out).  It was about a 2 & 1/2 hour drive, but it was awesome training that will really help Elder Hall and I.
Saturday, we had a lesson with Bill.  He was not able to come to church because of work, but He still has that desire too.  We are going to give him a tour of the building this Saturday.
Sunday, Jerry AND his girlfriend came to church.  First time meeting her, but we did not get to talk much.  I gave a talk in Sacrament meeting, and before I could get to them, they darted out!  We called last night, but no answer.
The weather has been nice (sunny; 60's & 70's), but now it is raining, and is suppose to ALL WEEK.  But, we might get a car for a week this week, so it might be our lucky week!
I was reading in Alma 26 this week and a scripture stood out to me.  Ammon is celebrating a great mission, and he tells us how WE can have a success with sharing the gospel with everyone, and bringing many to the waters of baptism.  verse 22: he that repenteth and exercise faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing... shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance. 
Bringeth forth good works; not bringeth forth good intentions!  It takes thought, work, faith, and action!
I love you all.  Hope you have a great week!
Elder Shurtz