Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Week 42

AREA: Lone Mountain   
COMPANION: Elder Michaelis 

This week has been pretty good!  We had success finding more people to teach.

We have two new people looking into the church and one is Francisco's
daughter named Ruby.  Ruby came to church yesterday and had a great
time there.  She is 18 and loves young women's so hopefully she'll be
able to make friends.  Also we have only taught her once, we mostly
just prepared her for what is going to happen on Sunday and Tuesday we
will teach the Restoration. And the other is a 10 year old kids name
Dimitri Mendez and he is awesome.  He asks really good questions and
he goes to a Christian school so he has a background knowledge of
Christianity.  His dad is a convert to the church but is inactive but
while we were there he was helping him find scriptures in the Book of
Mormon he still remembers and loves so that was cool.  So hopefully we
can reactivate the family and have the son learn more and prepare him
to be baptized.

We also have a guy named JP who is about 20 years old and he has a
baptismal date.  He is all for getting baptized but he isn't seeing
how big of a commitment it is and he smokes a lot.  He said can I just
stop smoking for a couple weeks, get baptized and then start smoking
again right?  And we told him how we promise God we are willing to
follow him and leave our bad habits behind and he agreed and said he
will quit.  So we will see how that goes, he also said he was going to
be at church yesterday but he didn't show up.  He is an interesting
guy, every time we pass by his house he is in his garage with his
friends smoking weed and playing his guitar.  We will see if he will

We also set a lady named Ariana with a date to get baptized and she
need to get married and read from the Book of Mormon for that to
happen.  She has been investigating for a while now, a little over a
year and she is up and down and right now she is up so we will meet
with her once a week to prepare her by extending commitments to keep.

I'm also proud of Francisco for all that he knows and believes and how
he is now teaching his daughter.  It's really cool to see someone you
taught teach their kid because he bares his testimony to her without
even knowing it.  It's really cool

It's been a really good week and I'm excited to see how next week will go.

I just want to share to you guys that today is the day we prepare to
meet God, don't wait to change.  Now is the time.
Alma 34:33
33 And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many
witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate
the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life,
which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not
improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness
wherein there can be no labor performed.

I love that Jesus Christ made it possible for all of Gods children to
make it back to him.  It's only possible through the Atonement of
Christ.  Cherish that we have that opportunity to repent.  It's
definitely a blessing!

Love you guys!

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