Monday, January 6, 2014

Week of New Years

Hey everybody! Thanks for the letters and emails! I really appreciate it. Sorry I'm really horrible about writing back.

The work was a little slow this week. We had to go home early on New Year's eve but it was alright. The 4 of us played Risk until it was time to go to bed which was pretty fun.

We found a few new investigators this week. It has been a little difficult to be able to talk with them again but hopefully we will have some success this week in teaching them. Our zone has been setting some focuses and goals to find more investigators to support the mission's goals. Its been a lot of fun because as we get new investigators, we send in their names to the zone leaders and then they update the zone. It makes it seem more like a team effort instead of each companionship being on its own.

So we have been having some success with some of the less-active families that we have been working with. One family has come the last 3 weeks and they keep bringing more people from their family with them. Another family we have been working with has a goal to come to church each sunday this whole year. The mom even got up in fast and testimony meeting and told the branch that if she is not there that she wants them to remind her about her goal. I hope the branch keeps them accountable to their goals. It's been awesome to see the families back in the church.

Something pretty cool that happened this week as we were reading with a less-active was that she figured out was revelation was. We were reading in Helaman 6 which is pretty much just talking about the Gadianton Robbers but as we were reading and explaining what was going on, she told us it sounded a lot like the gangs of today. The look on her face was amazing as she realized that she had just learned something by the spirit. Something also that she liked was that she could listen to the scriptures on her phone. The next day she told us that she had done her morning prayers and listened to the scriptures and that she felt really good. On Sunday she told us she had been reading/listening to the scriptures the whole week. The spirit definitely works in amazing ways to help the people learn and grow.

Hope you all have a great week and that you see many miracles in your lives.

Elder Young

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