This would be so much easier if you could all just read my mind and know everything that happened this week. So i'll let you all figure out how to do that, because I am very short on time today... jk, I do have a little time.
Mitchell Gold is one of the most humble humans I have ever met in my life. We absolutely love him. I have learned time and time again from his example. This week we taught about prophets and polygamy and cleared up some questions and confusions.
The Walker family is so welcoming to us! We love them. Randy has a testimony of the Book of Mormon but he has not realized the significance of that knowledge. We feel that if he will commit to come to church and keep that commitment he will receive the answer he is looking for.
We resumed our visits with a man named Sandro this week. Sandro has had a rough past, one that makes it hard for him to trust others. Sandro has asked us to prove the Book of Mormon to him historically. We explained to him that he must prove it to himself by reading the Book of Mormon and praying. He didn't like that answer too much. While Elder Angle was still here we tried to have a drop lesson with him but he wouldn't let us! He enjoys our visits a lot and really wants us to keep coming back. He is humble enough to have us over so we will be working with him step by step, scripture by scripture, precept upon precept. It may be slow but he definitely has potential!
There is a non-member who comes to church every week. This man was excommunicated for leaving the church and joining the apostate group up in Pinesdale. He now wants to rejoin the church and has been working on that for about a year already. His daughter, age 12, is now beginning to figure out what religion she wants to join and has begun the discussions with us! She is so intelligent and is completely willing to read the Book of Mormon and seek a testimony of it.
Taught the Plan of Salvation to Amy and Cory Weidow this week and it went so well! Amy and her kids are hoping to be baptized soon but Cory is lagging behind a little. We talked about eternal families and making certain that we will all be together someday. I think Cory understood the message but is not ready to act yet. He understands though, which is good.
Fred and Cara are just like many of the other incredible investigators coming from Pinesdale, golden! They do have some incredibly difficult questions, but we have learned how to answer them and the spirit always comes in with the save. This time we taught about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we were also able to answer their group doctrine related questions on polygamy and the sacrament. A challenge for each of you: Go to D&C 20:76 and answer this; what does the word "administer" mean in this verse. This is a huge stumbling block for those in Pinesdale because they feel we do the sacrament wrong. If you can't figure it out email me.
We did five service projects this week. FIVE. We helped a less-active family paint the floor in an upstairs room, we helped the sisters in Blodgett Canyon move a fifth wheel trailer hitch from one truck to the other for an investigator, we helped a physically handicapped woman dejunk and downsize her storage unit and ended up with all the junk (trying to get a member of the ward to come pick all this up and take it to the dump for us), we helped some non-members move into corvallis with two other sets of missionaries, and we helped our investigator, Linda, paint her shed. It was CRAZY.
Wild week. Love you all!
Big dog named Finnick. Love him!
Rainy days :)
Service. I am working hard in my head, ok?
Can it get any better than Montana?