Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lindsay - April 4, 2016

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful general conference weekend! This week went by so quickly, it is crazy! On Tuesday we met with Roxy our investigator. She is doing so well, and she is so excited to be baptized! She is so happy, and it makes us so happy to see her change and grow in the gospel. We watched the Restoration video and then talked about the Book of Mormon. It was so funny because during the lesson we were going to ask her if she had prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true or if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. But then she surprised us and told us that she had prayed and she felt good about it, and she got emotional about it. We didn't even have to ask her the question! She is an amazing person and has become such a happy person because of the gospel! She is so excited to raise her son in the church! :)

On Wednesday we saw Floyd again! It was a really good lesson. We listened to the talk, "What Lack I Yet." It is just what Floyd needed! We asked Floyd about what things he could give up in his life to follow God's will instead of his own. He didn't really know, but I suggested, "What about your iced tea Floyd?" That is when he hesitated. So we are definitely going to work with him on the Word of Wisdom. It is hard because he says that in his prayers he asks for help, but he doesn't receive it. We are trying to focus on helping him live ALL of the commandments of God so that he can receive the fullest of blessings to get help. He also prayed at the end of the lesson which was really good.

On Thursday we met with an older lady in the Ward named Gwena. We invited her son to join in the lesson with us. It was a really good lesson! We talked about the Restoration. Gwena is hard of hearing so we literally had to shout to make sure she heard us. When we reached the part of the first vision, I was contemplating whether to share Joseph Smith's experience in his own words. But I decided not to do that cause I didn't feel comfortable yelling the first vision:) haha! Then we had a lesson with Devan at the Hargis home. We finally set a solid baptismal date with him! Before we hadn't met with him as often because he was struggling with some family issues. But he is finally ready to be baptized on the 30th of April. It is awesome because while meeting with him he was very honest about the things that he was slacking on. He told us that he hadn't read the Book of Mormon in a little bit, and that he had been slacking on coming to church. He told us that he now has multiple alarms to get him up in the morning to come to church at 9am! Haha!

On Friday we met with the Gilbert's again! This lesson was definitely a better lesson! We talked about the Plan of Salvation. Their son Chuck participated with us in the lesson. He is struggling with cancer right now, so it has been hard on their family. But I can definitely see that it has brought them closer together. Brother Gilbert is still looking for a kick in the bum from God so that he knows that God is there. He even knows that God doesn't work that way! But yet, he still wants that type of sign that He is there! At this point in the lesson, Chuck said something like this to his dad, "You don't have to have a huge manifestation to know that God is there! I received an answer by praying and having a peaceful feeling that He loved me and that He was there." It was amazing to have him sit in the lesson! When we talked about the subject of prayer, Brother Gilbert told us of a time in his life when he didn't receive an answer to his prayer, so he has stopped praying since. So that is another hurdle we have to face! But it is so fun! Even though it is a struggle sometimes with the people that we teach, I know that they and we will be changed because of it! Missionary work is great!

On Saturday we went to General Conference!!! I love General Conference weekend!! It is sooo fun!!! Then on Sunday we went to the Norton's and then the Hargis's for General Conference! It was awesome! Devan, our investigator went to both sessions on Sunday at the stake center! We were so happy! So that is my week! I hope you enjoy the warm weather! I love you all! :)


Sister Lindsay Dunn

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