Tuesday we met with Jim Brown again and we talked about the importance of the Book of Mormon. He committed to baptism on the 15 of April! He also made it to church on Sunday and seemed to enjoy it pretty well. He said he really liked meeting with the high priest group. We are meeting with him tomorrow!
Wednesday Elder Blake packed and we had Ivan's Baptism that night, we had dinner with their family before the baptism and ate a lot... then after the baptism she had cookies and tamales and jello and cake... and we ate a lot more!
Elder Kelly, Elder Conley, Ivan, Elder Blake
Elder Blake got moved on Thursday. :( We were just starting to get things moving and into a flow with the way we worked with each other. But hey no complacency right. Time to stretch and grow some more. My new companion is Elder Limón. He was actually trained by Elder Blake when I was training Elder Write. E. Limón has been out for about 9 months. We have had a really good time together so far. He is originally from Texas but he came out from Saratoga Springs, Utah.
Thursday after picking him up we went to the apartment and had a SWEET weekly planning session! I love good weekly planning sessions. I can go work 150% harder throughout the week. That night we took a woman named Brittany on a chapel tour. She was a street contact E. Blake and I had either Monday or Tuesday. We had Tay come as our team up and it was so great! They seemed to click like friends rather quickly and right after there was a Relief Society birthday party that she also stayed for. She committed to come to church! The next day though she texted us and told us that she didn't want to come to our church anymore. Bummer. The Spirit was pretty strong on the chapel tour. That is ok though. She will come around eventually.
Dinner that night was with Brother Johnson (the one who received his endowments) and he took us to Smokin Joes. He bought two full racks of ribs. There was so much. His first words to us were "alright whatever is left we split in half and take it home". Well we have been eating ribs for every lunch since and still have some left.
left over ribs
Not much happened on Friday... I don't really remember honestly.
Saturday we hit it hard! We didn't have a ton of lessons but we got to talk to a lot of people. At the end of the day however we did have a lesson with a former investigator named Maria Torez and her family. We went by and they let us right in. They haven't been taught in a year. We shared the restoration with Maria and her two daughters Samantha and Jessica. There is a 15 year old boy Joseph he was just sick with a migraine so he didn't join us. They committed to come to church but they didn't make it. We haven't had a chance to follow up them yet but we are hoping to make it by tonight or tomorrow.
A member gave us Girl Scout cookies!
Sunday we visited our High priest group leader. We role played with them how to invite people to watch conference while at the grocery store. I challenge all of you to invite someone to watch conference with you! Dallin H. Oaks quoted in his last general conference talk, “over the past twenty years, we have observed no correlation between the depth of a relationship and the probability that a person will be interested in learning about the gospel.” Please invite at least one person! You do not need to be best friends with them to invite!
Oh I forgot to tell you. About two miles from our apartment there was a huge fire in a new apartment complex hat is being built. You should look it up. It was seriously huge. It got homes on fire behind it and some of them burnt to the ground. A really sad crazy fluke. They think it was started by a welder that didn't clean up all of his stuff.
The house across the way caught fire but didn't
completely burn down. Sad
I know Heavenly Father loves all of us! He wants us to show our love for Him through consecration and obedience. What are you willing to put away for celestial glory?
Love you all!
Pday with Elder Limon
Elder Blake and I used to always flex and joke about our tiny muscles