Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Week 82: Stay diligent even when things look bleak.

Nina, one of the less active sisters we teach was excited to talk about family history work. She didn't want to come to church, but she agreed to go to the family history center here in Casper at the stake center. So at least she will be in a church building and feel the spirit it brings into her life.

One of our busiest nights was Tuesday night when we went on splits. Brother Sorensen took Elder Rucker to see Sister Susan Chapman and I went with Brother Morris to see Sister Brenda Hillan. Elder Rucker's lesson went really well as he taught her the Restoration and she committed herself to come to church, (unfortunately she never actually made it). Sister Hillan went great. She also said she was coming to church but didn't make it. I have no idea why they don't do it. The spirit is always strong in their lessons, but they never show up.
There was a blue and gold banquet here at the church building. As a result, at dinner with the Bertagnole family we had a lot of Twinkies decorated as minions for desert. Apparently there were a lot left over and they got stuck taking them home.

We have found a lot of new people to work with by going through our records. Patty Frimin is an example. She was an investigator in 3rd ward before they made the boundary changes and she is very excited to meet with us. She even offered to feed us dinner which is great because most investigators who feed the missionaries get baptized. She has a lot of potential.
Saturday was exhausting. We had 3 moves that we helped with. We helped Sister Barbara Tomlinson, Brother Logue, and Sister Albliwi move. It took all day and by the end we were exhausted and ready for a good night's rest. We did sleep really well.

Sunday we were able to share a great message with the active Woolston family at dinner involving building a tower out of cups. Foundation of 12 apostles, teachings of the church after that and topped off with the Godhead. It was a neat lesson and their children loved it.
We have a lot planned out for this next week. We received many assignments from Bishop Burtagnole to help the work progress. We are also looking forward to a great P-day today.

Thanks for all you do. I appreciate it a lot.
I think the best thing I learned this week is to stay diligent even when things look bleak. The Lord provided many things for us to do when we didn't know what to do. We also were always in the right place at the right time. You can be this way too as you pray and ask the Lord what you can do for Him today. I'd encourage it because it always makes the day better if at the beginning you promise in prayer to do whatever the Lord wants you to do.

With love,
Elder Davis

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