Monday, August 31, 2015
Hey everyone! This week was actually pretty uneventful. Tuesday and Wednesday were full of meetings and trainings. Tuesday was a new missionary training that I'll have one more time. They basically just trained us on extending invitations and it actually helped a lot. The investigator whom I mentioned last week who let us in hasn't really been reading so I tried asking him boldly and told him the exact day we were going to check in with him and he actually has been reading since then. He still doesn't know if it's true but he is reading at least. On Wednesday I was honored to hear Elder Renlund of the 70 speak to us, he said that he was sent to stress how great fun the Presidency is for our willingness to do the Lords work. He also spoke a lot about the atonement and if you read my Facebook post you would know that I really liked how he emphasized the fact that the Atonement leaves no scars. Sister Renlund taught us how to teach which is, Teach, Testify, Invite, Promise Blessings, and Follow Up. We've been trying to use that pattern and have seen some better results with investigators. Thursday was weekly planning, like always, which is the day of the week that we plan for the next week. Then on Friday and Saturday my companion and I did exchanges, he went to another Elders area and his companion came to our area, his name was Elder Fia. He is from Tonga and is a spiritual giant. Sadly not much happened while he was here, we tried to stop by a lot of potential investigators but nothing turned up. That seems to be the pattern so far though, so it wasn't surprising. I did learn something really important from Elder Fia though. As we were doing our companionship study he brought up a really good point in my mind, he told how he had been praying to know whether the Book of Mormon is true so that he could know for a certainty. I realized that I had yet to do that and I keep asking my investigators to do something I haven't even done. I have decided that I am going to do it for myself, starting tomorrow. I can't wait and I can't believe I never thought of doing it. Sunday was awesome again, like always, the talks were about the difference between having faith and being converted. Which is funny because me praying about the Book of Mormon at this time ties in those talks personally to me. Anyways, that's pretty much it for this week. Oh yeah! We also dry walled a room for a few hours, so I can do that now. Love you all!