Did anyone else notice how random the weather was this week?? Sunny, then rainy, then so cold and foggy, then sunny again, and now raining! Maybe that's just in Idaho. haha
|Feeding the horses at our house|
|Living in a mud hole|
Monday night we had an awesome FHE lesson at the Yoders house. They had an empty nesters and invited us to teach the lesson. So we talked about how to study from preach my gospel and committed them all to read it. Then we taught lesson 3 just like we would have to an investigator. It was awesome. They were all so enthralled and the spirit was so strong!
|This is how missionaries park--so they don't have to back up.|
|The "O-Zone" (Ontario Zone)|
then ate at Panda Express.. love that place. Then we had to go to Les Schwab to get our tires aligned. Then we had dinner and brought those memebers, the Tophams, with us to the Vincents house to teach them some commandments. Awesome lesson! They are all awesome at the Vincents. Jerry is so so so ready to get baptized! He just has to decide on a date still. We then went to see what the scouts were doing. They needed help with dinner and dessert, so we helped them for a while. Then we had another really really awesome lesson with Scott. He is a sort of recent convert, of like 3 or so years. And he just got out of prison. He has a completely changed heart, and is so willing to let Christ make him better. It's amazing to see. There is just a bright spirit about him everywhere he goes. We talked about the restoration and Joseph Smith. It was a lot of fun because he already knows a lot, so we went into a little deeper discussion with him than we would have with an investigator. It was cool.
Sister Krauss came here with Sister Clegg. Me and Sister Mack had a great lessonnight. I'm pretty sure we said 10 words. We brought a member who is very talkative. But it's a good, powerful talkative. She connected so well with the 3 investigators!! It was so awesome. She just kept going and going and taught practically the whole lesson, especially talked about the atonement. It was so cool to see and feel the connection she had with one of the investigators who is trying to decide what to do. He just went through a bad break-up and needs something more in his life. So she was able to connect with him and tell him how she went through things like that and how she handled them. It was amazing. Have I said that enough? haha!
Then we walked from the church around the horseshoe because the son was out and it was such a nice day. We ran into the Treats and helped them clean their walls a little bit. Then we went and helped Sister Lewellen with some technical things she couldn't figure out. Then we went to the Hicks and taught Sherri. Great lesson! We went over the baptismal questions to see what Sherri needed to work on before baptism. It wasn't our plan, but nothing was coming to mind that went along with the plan, so I felt like we should take a different route, and it went so much better.
Well I had a lot to say... haha Hope I didn't put you to sleep.
I learned... again (seeing as I have learned it multiple times on my mission) that if we want to find ourselves we have to lose ourselves. We have to lose our life in the service of Christ. Doing what Christ would, and doing our best to serve others. That is the one and only way to truly figure out who our spirit is. =)
Have a great week everyone! I sure will, cuz I have Christ!! =)