Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blessings In My Life 1/28/2013

     Good day everyone.  We got to the stake center a little late so I don't have as much time today. I will try to make it brief.  We had a wonderful week last week full of miracles.  There is a lot to talk about so I will just list all of our investigators we saw last week.
     Jacob-He was sick pretty much all last week and had to cancel our appointment, but we offered him a blessing, which he accepted and he is doing much better now.  He is very excited for his baptism in three weeks and he is so prepared.
     Marcus and Melissa are doing great spiritually.  They have made the commitment to be married and baptized, and they are doing everything they can to make that happen.  They have wedding plans and have already talked about who they want to baptize them.  They are reading the scriptures and getting great fellowship from the ward.  They have also been off cigarettes for close to a month now.  Marcus hasn't had too great of health, however this week.  He developed a blood clot in his leg earlier in the week, and as they were treating that, they also discovered that he has some kind of heart disease.  He's been really optimistic throughout the whole thing.  We also took Josh Dale with us to give him a blessing, which he was very grateful for.  So keep them in your prayers that things will work out for his health.
     Jannette and Jose have been so busy this week we weren't able to meet with them, but they have been working really close with a member in the 7th ward, Sister Hogsett, and she said that they are still interested, just busy.  She is going to invite them to the stake conference dinner this Saturday, (I have now been here long enough to attend two stake conferences for the Moses Lake stake).
     We started teaching a lady named Glenda this last week.  She was a referral from a member in another ward, he tutors her daughter.  Glenda is super awesome.  She just bought a home in 3rd ward and right after moving in, ran into a bunch of financial problems that have been really stressing her out.  The recent trials that she has gone through seem to really have increased her desire for spiritual peace.  She wanted to go to church with Bro. Kincade, but since he lived in a different boundary, he referred her to us and we started teaching her.  She is real serious about looking into the church and has been intrigued about the church for a while now.  We have a church tour scheduled with her this weekend and she plans to attend church on Sunday.
     Josiah-  We contacted him through another investigator that we have.  He was helping her move a treadmill and after we left her place, we started talking to him about the church and invited him on a church tour the next day.  On the church tour, we learned quite a bit about his religious past.  He is 18, and has an incredibly strong faith in and testimony of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  He stopped going to churches so much because of negative experiences he has had with the leadership in them, but he really like the church and what we talked about to the point that he was excited to go on Sunday.  Unfortunately he wasn't able to because he is in the military and had military stuff to do.  We have another lesson set up with him for this next week.
     Well thats about it from me this week.  Like I said, it was a week full of miracles.  Being a missionary is so awesome because you can see the Lord work in every bodies lives in so many ways.  Not that you can't see it at other times, but for me personally, the mission has really helped me to become more sensitive to those blessings in my life and others.  I am thankful for the restored gospel and for this opportunity to share it.  I love you all and hope you have a great week.=)

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