Baptism Nov 7 2009

Baptism Nov 7 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

9th Week in Spokane

Well, this coming week will be an eventful one, my birthday on Wednesday and thanksgiving on Thursday! Wednesday should be pretty fun, we are having dinner at a members house, then we are teaching a family about prayer and having daily prayer with each other as a family. Then right after that we are teaching at a missionary fireside for all the 16-19 years old in our ward. Then after that we are going to another members house for cake and ice cream! Then to be honest, I’m not looking forward too much for thanksgiving cuz we've got five different dinners to go to throughout the day!! I will more then likely end up puking before the day is over haha!! So this past week went pretty good, we found four new people to teach, and a couple of them have been really interested so we are really excited about that! well unfortunately I really don’t have much time today, but we have been focusing our lessons this week, whenever we talk to anybody, on thanksgiving and getting into the spirit of it. Elder Bednar in the October 2008 conference challenged each of us to offer a prayer, individually and as a family, asking for nothing, but giving only thanks. Because absolutely everything we have came from God and I know that I am definitely grateful for all that He has given me. I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity to be on a mission to be able to serve Him and to teach His gospel full time for the next two years! I'm also grateful for all that I have learned, I have come to a new understanding of why I’ve come to the earth when I have and what my purpose here is, its a wonderful feeling. I'm grateful to have a wonderful loving family who supports me back home, and to have the friends that I do. Each one of you have had an impact on my life in a way that has led me here and I will be forever in your debt. I love you all and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. So to reiterate Elder Bednar’s challenge, I challenge each of you this thanksgiving season to offer a prayer to our God and ask for nothing but to give only thanks to the many things that He has given you. I promise that as you do you will feel the true spirit of thanksgiving and upcoming Christmas and you will feel God's love for you.

Monday, November 16, 2009

8th Week in Spokane

We had a way good week, we were finally able to get a hold of some people that we've been trying to for a while! And they are way sweet! There’s about six people that we feel like are ready this week to be committed to baptism, so we are way excited for that! Other then that there’s not a whole lot new to report on, hopefully it will be a bit more exciting next week! And don’t forget, my birthday is comin up next week!! love ya

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

7th Week in Spokane Washington mission

Well I hit my four month mark on Sunday.. kinda weird cuz it feels like its been way longer then that but oh well.. Natasha got baptized on Saturday! it was a way good service and I had the opportunity to be the one to baptize her so that was way awesome! Her brother and uncle came and they will hopefully be joining her soon!
we had a way sweet experience tracting this week, it was in a different area so we won’t get to teach her but we were out tracting and knocked on this lady's door named Joyce, and we taught her on the doorstep about prophets and about how Christ has restored His church and we said a prayer with her and she said that she would be interested in learning more so we made a return appointment. Well a couple days later the missionaries called us up to tell us about the lesson they had with Joyce and so this is what happened.. she and her husband were fasting together about which church they should join and right as soon as they ended their fast, we knocked on their door. So the missionaries taught her more about prophets and taught her about Joseph Smith and how Christ restored His church. By the end of the lesson she said she knows its true but still wants to keep studying just to make sure and read from the book of Mormon! So that’s way cool to me that the Lord led us to her right when she ended her fast! There is no doubt that the Lord has a hand in this work and that it is His work and He guides it in every way.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

6th Week in Spokane Washington Mission

Well, not a whole lot happened this week so this ones going to be short. So at the beginning of the week we had two people on date to be baptized on Nov 7th, Natasha and Nick, one from each ward. Well a few days ago, Nick said that he’s not interested anymore, so that bummed us out, but Natasha is staying strong and is still going to get baptized on Saturday so we are excited about that! So this coming week will be getting the baptism organized and all the logistics figured out. Also, this past week we were able to get five new investigators, and three of them have families and they seem really interested! Also we had the trunk or treat this past week, we went to three different ones, the three wards that meet in our building, and it was really good! In the 22nd ward we had two investigating families come so that was exciting! Well that’s all for this week, sorry it’s boring but it will be better next week! I love you all!