My goodness. What a week. I don't even know where to start! Of course I mentioned last week how
It'd been one of the most trying weeks in the field thus far, but that it had an upturn towards the end. Well I'm happy to report that its still going up! To start off I got some great mail this week From Friends and Family, which always puts a smile on my face :). But its also to do with some of the other things we received this week. Such as 8 new Investigators! With the addition of the people that we found to teach this week we now have more investigators in our Teaching pool than I've had in the rest of my areas combined. To get those investigators we taught 9 lessons, 6 of which we had members with us, which always helps us out and doesn't happen nearly often enough. We were blessed not only through our own efforts but through the Tender mercies of the Lord in Sending us people to teach. I'll just share a bit about a few of the new people we found.
Bishop Bohning has really pulled through for us. we asked him if he knew of anyone who might be open to hearing the Gospel. He took us to two of his Neighbors in his apartment building to meet and teach them the Restoration of the Gospel. The first woman was an older lady, who was happy to listen to us to learn more about "The Mormons" but is pretty content to die the way she is. But the Other couple is one which he used to work with. At first I didn't know if they were just being nice and listening to us because he was there, but then I asked a question and it opened up a window to other questions they had and their interested was peaked. They happily agreed to have us back and learn more as well as read from the Book of Mormon through the week. Way to go Bishop!
We also took him to another appointment which we had set up earlier that day. While checking on a potential investigator a woman called out across the street asking if we were Church People. I replied we're from A Church. She came over and explained that she was in a great deal of distress. Due to some pretty crazy events in her life she had come to an emotional and spiritual breakdown. She had grown up with a faith in Christ, then went the way of the world for a time. In Lieu of recent events she knew now that the only way to help herself and her young Family was to turn back to God. We met with her and Bishop Layed down Pretty good!! Bishop Bohning is known for his Boldness and Bluntness and he just Says it plain and simple. No beating around the Bush with that Guy. He told her how She needed to repent and Live the commandments. Bless her Heart she was humble enough to take everything he said and agreed with it. Then he turned it over to us to teach her about Faith, repentance and Baptism and how she could be cleansed from Sin. It was a great lesson and she really wants to come to church. She would have been there Yesterday but found out Saturday night that she'll be needing Surgery on her leg as earlier as today. She's on some good pain killers at the moment. Next week though!
Also! We got a Referral from Pres. Pitt 3 weeks ago for a family out in the Country side of our area. We almost never go out there because its so sparse. But he's been on us to get to this family and keeping close track on it. Saturday we finally got to teach them. The Guy mentioned multiple times how he got Goose bumps and certain things hit him during our lesson. He's been searching for a new church, one in which he can find answers and be spiritually fed. He's very excited to meet with us again and learn more about the Book of Mormon which he's going to read during his Lunches this week.
Well I'm out of time! So much more to Say. Love you all