This week has felt super long, but it has been super good!! Tuesdays zone council was great, I learned lots and Sister Benson and i have been role playing doing 5min lessons with the digital pamphlets! We are starting to get better I think:)
We were able to see J and M and the other kiddos a few times this week. They came to church it was the 4th time for all of them. Its so awesome to see them! We love planning and preparing for their lessons, because J is kinda like an investigator too, she hasn't been to church for 30 years and the kids don't know much at all.
Bill and Sophie are doing great! They had their interviews yesterday and they are ready to go for the 18th! We had a lesson with them this week with our bishop and we talked all about the temple, they have lots of questions, but they want to go!!! They have been so prepared for the gospel, even the first time we met them, but now they feel ready themselves and nothing is going to stop them:) So excited for this weekend especially because their sons will be coming to the baptism as well!!
So we had a miracle this week on Wednesday we went to see a part member less active family and dani who is 14 who went to girls camp asked us what she needs to do to get baptized!!! She came to church again yesterday and we are doing service for them tomorrow, and then having a lesson!! Hopefully we will set a date for the end of August, she's had the lessons before but just said she wasn't ready and her mom was all weird about it, but it seems real this time, and her mom is in on it too!! She wants her brother to baptize her and thats cool because he just recieved the priesthood a couple months ago! Their family is going to see some miracles this year, I know they already have!!
We are still planning on taking our recent converts to the temple next week and we are suppppperrrr excited!!! So many great things happening in this area! And Sister Benson is doing really great! Well she got bit by a dog Saturday,
|Poor girl with her bite :(|
Oh also we got caught in a rainstorm on our bikes on Tuesday, looked like we jumped in a pool, its cool!:) and yesterday we were at the church from 7:30-4:30 yikes!!! haha then we had dinner then went to another church for the fireside!! Crazy! But so great I love all church stuff!!
Oh and another cool story, we were knocking on some doors and this girl answered we started talking to her and we ask if we could share a short video, the Because of Him vid, so awesome! But she said she wasn't comfortable with that, so we just keep talking, she said shes agnostic and anywho before we leave we ask if we can say a prayer with her and she said sure we prayed and when we finished she was crying and said she's prayed before but she has never felt the way she was feeling we testified that that as the spirit and then she said she would like us to come back! Amazing huh?!! Hopefully we will see her this week!!!
And a cool scripture i like this week Doctrine and Covenants 128:15 And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers--that they without us cannot be made perfect--neither can we without our dead be made perfect.
That is really cool how it says they without us can't be made perfect and we without them can be made perfect!! :)
Love y'all lots!!!