March 14, 2016
Dont forget to wear green this Thursday i dont want any of my favorite people getting pinched!
This week was good and crazy busy as usual!
A couple highlights
we spent a lot of time with our investigator Maureen she is doing amazing! She expressed some concerns about how she doesnt understand the BOM and how she is feeling overwhelmed with how members live their life. We comforted her and let her know that she is doing all she needs to do to be a member and how we are not even close to perfect, we all have things we are working on and changing thats why our savior is their to make up the difference. We also gave her a childrens book of mormon picture book so that she could learn the stories easier and she called us last night and told us how she sat down and read the whole thing in like an hour and she feels so much better! She also really wants her two sons to learn about the church so she had us over for dinner one night and her boys were both their. We thought it might be awkward to start a gospel dicussion but Maureen just went right into and asked her boys what they thought. They were really interested we taught them about the restoration and the plan of salvation and picked them both up as investigators! I know she is ready to be baptized but i think she is still a little nervous.
We had a bunch of events this weekend so we didnt get to go to our ward but Maureen did go and loves it! she said her sons Ronan and Rory will go next week and for easter!
So we were in Gardner for a baptism this weekend and then we went to Westbridgewater, that baptism was very interesting first off we set up the display backwards, lets just say it was long weekend, we didnt even notice until like halfway through the baptism the elders finally noticed and took a pic for blakcmail.. we are so getting fired.. haha jk but this baptism was very unique it was a woman with spine bifida, and she was baptized by a man with no arms and no legs.. it was amazing!
Then we went to an open house/bring a friend to church day for the southcoast ward it was really good we taught a non member about the restoration and he became a new investigator for the missionaries there!
We went to the departing missionaries dinner this week to help out and our mission president's daughter Bella is 8 years old and she has lots of energy and always asked her dad to play a game with her so President made us all go to the basement of the mission home and play tag with Bella! How many people do you think can say they have played tag with their mission president...?
We also took pictures of all the new missionaries and their trainers! It really makes you sit back and reevaluate everything you are doing on your mission when you see all the new and leaving missionaries it makes me want to work hard and not waste the Lord's time.
this quote is from a talk called Consecrate thy Performance i read this week
"the best way to valiantly testify of Jesus Christ is to become steadily more like Him"
3 Nephi 27:27