Sunday was such a great day! We have been working with a few less active people and they are starting to make progress!!
The Atagi family is the first. Elder Wright has been meeting with them since he got here. They have two daughters under the age of 6. They haven't been to church in 6 years! Brother and Sister Atagi are starting to realize the damage that they will do to their daughters if they continue down the path they are on. Two weeks ago they told us they were going to block off Sundays for the last three weeks in Aug so they could come. And they did!!! The members of the ward were so excited to see them there again. Their HT and VT have been faithful the whole time and we are hoping that this can be the beginning of a turn around for them. We meet with them once a week and teach their daughters the lessons. This next week we are teaching the restoration and we are excited!
Dusty Dunaway is the next. He is a single guy who aged out of the singles ward about 2 years ago. He was baptized in his 20s and hasn't been to church in years either. No one had been able to get him to come and the last week before I got here he came for the first time. He was able to make it to church once since I have been here. We were able to set up weekly appointments with him as well and this last week he accepted the calling to be a home teacher. We had brother Allee come as a team up which was perfect because they used to be in the singles ward together. He didn't make it to church this week so we are praying he will be able to come next week.
Brother and Sister Phillips are last. They haven't made it to church in about 6 months. We also have weekly appointments with them. We talked to them about their baptismal covenants last meeting and the Spirit was very strong. Brother Phillips made it to church on Sunday and it was so good to see him there. He snuck in and out of the back and we barley caught him. We didn't even know he was coming! Next time we will have to make sure the members know he is here.
We had Zone Conference last week and it was such a spiritual pump up!
I love meetings!
Found a super cool scripture this week that I love!!
38 And seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life. -D&C 101:38
- Elder Kelly