Monday, October 31, 2016

God's face in the clouds

Once again someone showed me that same YouTube video on God's face in the clouds.  This guy was again crazy and again believed that the world was coming to an end.

This week has been a great week.  We met with Michael and he came to church! He has a baptismal date for the 10 December.  The coolest thing is that it was because we were working with less actives and working around that area.  When I was chillin' with President Brown for a week in the mission home he talked about trying to get addresses and working around their area (the doctrine of proximity).  It works!

With that same doctrine of proximity we had this less active family we were trying to hunt down in Brewster. We knocked on the neighbor and she knew exactly where they went.  We went and we found them! They are a part member family that hasn't been found for about 2 yrs.  We are going to start teaching them and hopefully go forward.

Part Member families! Elder Gong came out with a statistical report about he Part Member families in our mission.  Supposedly there are a lot and so we are asked to focus on them and to work with them to make them full active families.  This has really been shown this last week too.  We went all the way out to the edge of our area to start teaching the Arnold family.  Brother Arnold is a member but his wife is not. We are starting to focus on her and work with her to try and help her.  Sadly in the past her church offended her so she has this belief that she can just have church at home.

We went and stopped by another Part Member family (Metcalf) and offered to do service.  We were to rake their leaves.  When we came the next day we raked with two eleven yr old twin girls.  It was so much fun and we started talking with them.  They were so adorable (not to be creepy).  We didn't get any real appointment but we did make way with the kids.  We will work with them to make it go forward.

Also we are working with another part member family (Herrick).  We are working with the mother of the family.  We connected really well because we just laughed with them.  The mother is a member but doesn't really have a testimony.  The kids are the ones that aren't baptised but the mother is holding them back.  We are going to compete with our chocolate chip cookie recipe and also our buckeye recipe. We think that could be a good way to get in.

It really is amazing how if you follow your leaders you are blessed.  That is shown a lot this last week and in the coming weeks.

"35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:35-40)
Heard this a lot this week and I just really 

A good drop reason.....I guess

A silly selfie 

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