Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Dear Family,
This week went pretty well. It started off very slow as we did not have any lessons at the beginning of the week and it seemed as though none would come.  Wednesday was specifically a trial when no one we knocked on opened the door. All or our potentials and some less active members that we tried to visit did not open. We knocked on the door of a potential investigator named Myca (Mica). I was thinking in my head, "we have knocked on her door 10 times in the past transfer she has opened once and never let us in. She will not open and she is not interested." Well she answered the door and before we could say anything she said, "come in... do you have a message to share?"  so we went in and got to know her a little better and then we shared the message of the Restoration with her. When we asked her about how she felt/what she thought after we shared the First Vision she answered like it had been a fact of history that was shared in the U.S. History text books. we committed her to be baptized and the lesson went very well! We are finally having success!
I feel that I have faith that something good will happen in the future and that we will have success at some point, but it is very hard to realize that something good can happen when the entire day everything is going wrong. I will try to stay positive even through those hard days because sometimes the Holy Ghost will slap you across the face and get you to wake up to your blessings!
We also were able to get another new investigator, Reese. We were only able to teach a few principles from the Restoration lesson because he like to talk a lot but he is great!
I think that 9:00 church is too early for some of the people here because we have not had any of our investigators come to church, even though they are very excited to come!!!
I love you,
Elder John
"We know that God loves his children. Sometimes that has to be enough" -Elder Maxwell (paraphrased a bit)

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