This week we did a lot of service. Which is always enjoyable.There is someone in our ward working on re-roofing their barn. It was originally built in 1871 and was added onto in 1920. Our job was to pick up all the shingles that fell on the ground and take them to the burn pit. We went two days in a row and the first day while we were there it snowed for a few hours. We had a lot of fun that day. They have apple trees that were near where the burn pile is. We would work until we were cold and then eat an apple in front of the fire to warm up.
Elder Kelly and Elder Denney at the burn pit
We were able to have another lesson with Becky Leamer and Toby again. Unfortunatly Raegan was not there but Becky's kids were there. Hannah (14) and Zayne (13). Becky told us that after last visit she knows she needs to come back to church. Toby told us that he would be willing to start coming to church with her. We talked all about the need for the doctrine of Christ. At the end Toby asked for a blessing of healing. This was exciting because the first time he has shown any sort of faith.
We had two more lessons with John Swenson. He really seems to be digging in the heels and hardening his heart. So in our second lesson we took a different approach and tried to talk only about Christ and invite the most amount of Spirit as possible. Turned out E. Denney, Sister Swenson, and I were all fasting that his heart would be softened. The lesson went well. We read 3 Nephi 17 and watched a bible video. He is still reading the Book of Mormon daily.
We were able to visit with Anthony Park again yesterday and he found a family name to take to the temple this week.
Please don't forget to read the scriptures daily. We're specifically invited to read from the Book of Mormon every day. If we will do this Christ will be more a part of our life! It is the word of
God with the Bible. There are no two better things to study and spend time in. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Love you guys!