Monday, May 26, 2014

Long but fast week

Hey everybody!

So this week was pretty good. It was kind of long and at the same time it went pretty fast. It was probably just because there was a lot of stuff going on that took a lot of time. We had zone conference on Friday which went pretty good. It was a lot of reminders of things that we have been taught before.

Something we are starting this week are English classes. We are getting trained on Wednesday and we will be teaching them 2 times a week until the ward finds some people to replace us. Apparently they have been trying to get English classes going here for a couple of years but its just been a slow process but then my companion and I started bugging everyone about it and taking the initiative and started the ball rolling. We are hoping it will help keep us busy during the slow summer months. There are a lot of people that are interested in learning English. 

One of our investigators is a pastor a 4 square church here in Sunnyside and he has been meeting with the missionaries for the past few months and this week we had a really good lesson with him. We asked him if he has prayed about the book of Mormon and he said its really hard for him because he feels like he needs to read more of it to be able to do that. We felt like it was because sees that there is a possibility that it could be true and if he prays, he will get an answer and will lose his job as a pastor. He is still willing to visit with us and its pretty fun to talk with him because he actually understands the stuff he reads and he feels the spirit. Also one of the things he is having a hard time accepting is that there is more to the plan of salvation than he is used to and he claims its not in the bible so Elder Chase and I spent a companion study to find a bunch of scriptures support the plan of salvation in the bible. It was exciting to see our beliefs in the bible plain as day.

Have a great week!
Elder Young

Monday, May 19, 2014

Birthday week

Hey everybody!

This week we helped with a bunch of different things. We helped one of the members with a special needs track meet and then later a practice. It was fun to watch the people run around and stuff. We also helped a member get some flower beds ready. It was good to get some service in for the members and to help them out a little.

I just want to express my gratitude for the scriptures and modern revelation that we have. They give us such clear direction and knowledge that we can clearly and powerfully bare our testimonies that Jesus really is the Christ and that he is our savior and redeemer.

So this week we are wanting to start english classes as a finding tool. We would like to use the daily dose materials and the Bishop here has the digital form of it available but we were wanting to make sure that you are alright with us using the daily dose program until the ward gets someone called. They have been working on it for a while but Elder Chase and I feel that if we get it up and running for them then they will act faster in getting someone called to fill the position.

Hope you have a great week!

Elder Young

Monday, May 12, 2014

Week of Mothers day

Hello everybody!

Just a late shout out to all the moms out there. Happy Late Mothers day! Hope you all had a great one and thank you for all that you do as mothers.

This week was pretty good for teaching. We struggled a little get a hold of the same people but we were able to have some good lessons. We were able to find a few more investigators that have some pretty good potential. We had a couple of church tours this week and they both went pretty well. I think this coming Sunday they will all come. I have faith that they will. Something cool did happen as we were visiting one of our investigators. As we were talking on the door step a man was trying to visit his friend but he wasn't there and he started asking the member that was with us what church we were from and what our beliefs were. People are prepared out there. We just have to find them or the Lord will lead them to us.

The spanish is doing well. I really enjoy working with the spanish people here in sunnyside. They are pretty humble people and they feel the spirit pretty easily. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get them to act. I really appreciate the trainings that we get from zone meeting because they help us focus on the commitments instead of just what to teach them.

Have a great week!

Elder Young

Monday, May 5, 2014

Long Week but Still a Good One

Hello Everybody!

Haven't heard from many of you in a long time. Hope you are all doing well!

So this week didn't really go as we had planned it but it was still a good week. We saw many miracles as well as a trial of our faith. We had some really good lessons towards the beginning of the week and we know the investigator felt the spirit and I think that kind of scared her and so she kind of avoided us yesterday. There is another family that has a lot of potential but kind of the same thing, they are scared to act but hopefully they will feel the spirit stronger soon and have the desire to move forward. We aren't giving up on any of them because we have felt the need of the gospel that they have and we will do everything we can to help them recognize the importance of acting in faith.

This week was a good learning opportunity for me as we went from appointment to appointment and finding to finding. I learned that as we ask for miracles we will get them but not always in the ways that we expect them. Also sometimes when we ask for big miracles (like 15 baptisms in a district) we get tested to see if the Lord can really trust us. That is how we felt last week but we know that this week will be awesome week as we continue to pray always and have Lord involved in everything that we do. When in doubt say a prayer, this is the Lord's work and he needs to be involved but we also have to do our part.

Have a great week everyone!

Elder Young