Monday, August 26, 2013

Week 3

So it is hard to believe that i am almost half way through my first transfer. Time just flies by. It is not even funny. We had a pretty good week overall. It was kind of tough. But the good outweighs the bad.

Last Monday we had a less active member whose son we are teaching, his son is 9 and not yet baptized, take us out into the desert just outside of Hurricane to some rock formations and the sand dunes. It was so much fun. I forgot to take my camera so I didn't get any pictures of that. Which is a bummer. But it was Gorgeous. We were high enough up that we could see all the way to St. George. Which is about 15 miles away. We could see the temple. That was to the west. To the south we could see into Arizona. So cool. I will try to get some pictures from my companion. 

So that was pretty cool. During the week we lost 4 investigators, well definitely 3 but up to 4. The first 2 was a Hispanic woman and her son. Their family is Catholic and very anti them getting baptized. So they dropped us. Then a really solid investigator we had moved back to Las Vegas. His Dad sent him up to Hurricane to stay with a member because he was getting in trouble back home and the member introduced us. We committed him to baptism but his dad wanted him to live it before he was baptized so he moved back home to start high school. So we handed him off to the elders down there. We called them and told them everything and that he was ready. So we hope and pray the best for him. Then another one of our investigators who is turning her life around turned herself in on some warrants she had and we are still trying to figure out when and if we will be able to teach her again. But last night after we got out of our last lesson for the evening at 8:00 we went out to try to contact a referral we got from a member of the stake presidency here. We couldn't find the house so we went over to the ward mission leaders house and It just so happens that a family that lives across from him that we have been trying to contact forever was actually home! So we walked over and knocked on the door and she asked us if we could come teach this Thursday. I know that because of our obedience the Lord blessed us to be able to find her and be able to teach her. We then went to the mission leaders home and his daughter actually gave us a referral which was awesome. And we got the address figured out for the home of the other referral. So we have some more work to do. The Lord definitely opens a window though when a door closes. So long as we are obedient he will open those windows and bless us. 

But the highlight of the week was Saturday and Sunday. When Paige got baptized and confirmed!!
She is an awesome young woman and has a strong testimony. She was super excited as we were. So that was awesome. But it just goes to show that although life is never easy we have to take the good with the bad. Because honestly the good always outweighs the bad. 

I love you all. And until next week!

Thats Paige and us.

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