Monday, January 23, 2012

Mennonites Know Their Stuff!

Another Monday.  How fast the week goes!  Last Monday night we talked with three Mennonites at the church.  They know their scripture!  Answering several of their concerns, it turned out to be a good discussion,  with an emphasis on the importance of the Book of Mormon.  We had an appointment with them Saturday, but they canceled on us.  Hope to see them again this week.

Also went on a blitz with the Zone Leaders (both companionship working in the same area).  Elder Stanton (last companion) worked with Elder Simmonds, and I was with Elder Bowles.  I enjoyed learning and working with them.

Wednesday night we visited a less-active family and had a short lesson with them.  They said they would come to church, and they did! (except the mom - she was not feeling well).  That is always exciting.

We met with Luetta.  She had some questions about the temple, which is awesome.  We need to get a temple trip organized for the recent converts.  Lateasa has been having some great questions about it too, and is so excited.  She and some other recent converts are taking a how-to-teach-the-gospel course, and will be (hopefully) receiving a calling after that.
Saturday we had a lesson with an investigator, Carrie.  She has shown very little interest in the past, but is now a little more interested.  This Saturday we are going to have Timothy come with us.

We also taught a part-member family, specifically their 10 year-old daughter who wants to be baptized.  She has a date for February 18th.

Yesterday we met with Timothy and Michelle.  We talked about the Temple and how the home is the second most sacred place on earth, and how we have to make it that way (ways to invite the spirit, FHE, pray, scriptures, dinner, etc.).  It was awesome.  Michelle leaves on the 31st for basic training, and Timothy leaves on the 7th of February, for Fort Lee (Virginia).
We have a lot of new investigators we are working with, but it is hard to make and keep appointments with them.  But the weather has been good.  Today it is in the 30's.

Hope you all have a great week!

-Elder Shurtz