Monday, August 24, 2015


This week went well, but with a lot of appointment cancellations. A good week consists of about 27-32 lessons, but this week we only had 24. WE did see some great successes with a reactivation of Brother S. We have been working with him for a little bit and he is excited to be back at church. N is also doing well. She came to church and is progressing towards baptism on September 12. We had to push it back a week from September 5 because she consistently comes a little late to church so she misses the sacrament, but she comes to church none the less. There was also another lady that Elder Grimm and I met while contacting named K. She recently moved into the area and was really taken back when we offered to help her do some yard work for free. I think that she thought it was a little weird that two people she had just met would want to help her out. We had a great lesson with her and a member about the restoration and she understood the blessings and clarity that would come from having living prophets. She accepted a baptismal invitation for September 19!  She was supposed to come to church on Sunday, but she got a really bad migraine where she could barely walk so hopefully she comes next week. We have a couple other people that are showing some good promise, but those are the most progressive people we are teaching right now. I gained some more light this week while reading the Book of Mormon in a lesson. We were reading 3 Nephi 12 and the beatitude that stuck out to me was blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost. I have been thinking about enduring to the end and how to successfully endure. One of the things that I learned is the importance of the Holy Ghost and how enduring is not the same as just hanging in there. Enduring is a forward and upward motion that requires constant improvement. Being anxiously engaged in a good cause is essential to enduring. Anxious engagement in good causes can also be described as hungering and thirsting  invites the Holy Ghost to be with us.

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