Monday, May 13, 2013

It Has Been a Good One 5/13/2013

     It is a good time to be a missionary in Spokane.  The weather is beautiful, people are out, and it's nice to be able to be out talking with people.  With the split of our area, it has been a little slower of a week as far as lessons are concerned, but we still did pretty well.  
     This last week, we had a lesson with Vern, who is a less active.  We've been working with him for  a while now, and he came to church for the first time since we have been teaching him.  He is a great guy and has a very positive attitude about life.  He really enjoyed church and informed us that he was looking forward  to getting active again in the church.
     We have had some more success with Heather as well.  We were reading 1 nephi 8, and as we were reading, some great concerns of hers came out that have helped us in knowing how we might be able to help her continue to progress.  The family is sooo close to baptism, they are keeping commitments.  We are just afraid that if they wait too long at this stage, it will give satan time to discourage them and change their minds.
     So I may have said before that people are flaky in Spokane.  This week was no exception.  We had two church tours with people scheduled that had no-shows, and at least two other families off the top of my head that we were supposed to meet that just weren't home.  
     We have been praying and working real hard to find a solid new investigator, and we have had some good luck with that this last week.  After calling home yesterday, we went over to a part member families home to invite them to take the missionary discussions.  As it turned out, they had decided to go to church even today for mothers day, so it was perfect timing to go.  The wife (I don't remember her name) is Ukrainian and moved to the states about 10 years ago, so she has a pretty thick accent.  After we got to know them a little bit we were able to talk about the church and invited the family to take the lessons.  They accepted and we are going back on Wednesday.  The husband (I don't remember his name either) who is the member, seemed real excited to have that opportunity, he jumped right at our invitation.  So we pray that they will still be interested.  
     Another finding miracle came earlier in the week as we were tracting an apartment complex.  We knocked into this guy who was real nice and open.  We were able to teach him a brief lesson on the restoration and give him a Book of Mormon.  He is going into surgery this week, but he wants us to come back and talk to him more.
     Thats about it for the week.  It has been a good one.  I love it here in Spokane, I love the people here.  Thanks again for all your support.  Love you all and have a great week=)

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