Thursday, November 7, 2013
October 28th, 2013
Well I've recently realized that I struggle with faith. Faith is probably one of the hardest things for me, but I've been studying about it a lot and trying to practice it. I realized a couple of weeks ago some new things about Faith that I didn't realize before. For example if you pay your tithing a lot of people think that they will always have enough money, that can be true. But it's not about having Faith that you will always have money when you pay your tithing, it's about having Faith in Heavenly Father that if you are obedient & do what he asks of you that he will do with you what he thinks is best. So it's having Faith that everything will work out the way it needs to be. & that has really helped me a lot lately. Understanding that Heavenly Father hasn't let me down yet, so I'm pretty sure that means he never will I just have to let go of the fear. All in all this past week has been way good. We have been working on always finding when we are out. So that means talking to everyone we see or meet & asking everyone for referrals. It has gone so well. We were leaving a members house and this elderly man was washing his four wheeler. We stopped and talked to him, & he was super nice, His name is Bob & he is retired living at home with his wife. Members live next door to him, they have obviously set such a good example because as the conversation died down I asked him if he was interested in learning about our gospel, and he said yes & that we could come back next weekend & teach him and his wife. We were definitely excited about it & look forward to seeing him again. We got a referral for someone named Cassie last week from Mormon.org. Apparently they wanted a Book of Mormon, so we spent all of last week trying to contact them at all different times of the day with no luck. This week we were walking past their house, and there was a car in their drive way. We got way excited & knocked on their door. A man opened the door, and we asked for Cassie. He said that he had moved. We chatted with him for a while, and finally I got up the courage to tell him that Cassie had requested a Book of Mormon and so we were here to drop it off and teach him about the gospel, I then asked if he would be interested in learning about the gospel. He said definitely, and invited us in. We taught him and his girlfriend about the Plan of Salvation and part of the Restoration. It was awesome. We gave both of them a Book of Mormon, and committed them to reading it. They both go to that Burning Man event around here, so they are way into incense and learning about spiritual guides. That also means they are way into drugs and other things that come along with that. I'm hoping that they will still be interested when we visit this week, and that they will eventually convert. They gave us incense to take home so that was cool too:) Anyways, things are really going well & it makes me happy to see the work here progress. We are trying to be exactly obedient which is allowing us to see miracles. Both my companions, Sister Catlett & Sister Arnold, are from North Carolina so we are just having a southern blast around here. Haha. We are going to try to set Rylee with a baptismal date again this week, so wish us luck.