Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It makes me Sooo happy when Less actives come to church!

Ya' ta' hey!
This week was a little bit of a struggle but we saw a lot of really great things happen!
Tuesday we saw one of my favorite less actives named Jerry and the lesson went really great! He came to church this week for the first time in ages and it made me soooooo happy! He stayed all 3 hours too!
We also saw Doris (our investigator with Alzymers) and the notebook idea seems to help with her progression. Sister Garner and I both felt prompted to invite her to be baptized and yet again we ignored that prompting! Wow, I can't even believe us right now! We saw her again on Saturday though and we invited her then. It didn't feel right to give her a set date but we did ask her if she would be baptized when she came to know for herself that these things are true and she said yes! The hard part now is to help her to remember that she said yes, and also to help her get that confirmation when she can't remember. 
That night some members took us out to dinner at a sushi place called stone fish and there were some really good tempura fried rolls! It was kinda weird because it brought back  A LOT of memories of working at Wasabi! 

Wednesday we saw a less active named Shannon and she is a wonderful lady! She hardly even knows us, but she made us cute little Easter bags with some goodies! 

We helped the stake Relief Society president make decorations for the stake Relief Society activity that weekend. 
That night we were trying less active Young Single Adults....oh yea....did I ever mention that 4th ward also covers the Young Single Adults!!! Its very, very, very small currently, but we are trying to get it built up. There isn't a branch or anything but they still have institute and Family Home Evening and separate Young Single Adults classes on Sunday! ...anyway back to the story....This Young Single Adult lives in 1st ward boundaries and so we went to go try him, but he wasn't home.  On our way back to the truck we met a kid named Sawyer who has tons of Mormon friends. He said "I love my Mormon friends!!!" He's a Sophomore in high school and in band with a youth in our ward and when we offered him a Book of Mormon  he said he's always wanted to read it!!! WHAT!!!! It's not every day that you meet someone who says they want to read the Book of Mormon!!! After talking with him for a while we could just tell that he is so prepared to hear the gospel right now!!! The only sad part about this story (which isn't even sad, because we're all on the same team!) is that we don't get to teach him because he lives in 1st ward boundaries. 

Thursday we did some more family history! We also saw Ken that night (he's a less active) and we talked to him about temples and their importance. Its a goal he's shooting for!

Friday Sister Garner wasn't feeling very good and so we were stuck inside all day. We did our weekly planning as usual (a part of which I had to do on my own because she was feeling so sick...poor girl! ) I was able to catch up on my journal writing though!!!

Saturday we saw Doris (which I already talked about earlier). We also had Dinner with the Chavez family and I LOVE them! They are from Guatemala and it was really fun to see just how much of their Spanish I could actually understand....un pocito (a little), but at least it was some!

Sunday as I mentioned earlier Jerry came to church and so did the Bell family! (they haven't been in over 2 years apparently!) Rhonda and KaCee (some other Less Active's we work with) also came!!!
We had a lesson with Jerry after Church as well and his non-member wife decided to sit in!!! She isn't interested in really learning more/converting but I thought it was pretty incredible that she sat in!!!
I hope y'all have a wonderful week! I love you all!
Sister Brown

Some pictures from a few weeks ago.

Me, Sister Thompson, Sister Nielson, Sister Ford, Mike
My last lesson in the Young Single Adults in Farmington with Mike.
This was Sister Nielson's, and Fords Last lesson in the Mission field.
Me and Sister Garner on Easter Sunday.
We put scriptures, questions and commentary
in the Easter eggs for the Dinner Message.

Last Day in the mission field for Sister Nielson and Sister Ford.
They bought me and sister Thompson huge breakfast burritos. 

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