This week was fantastic for a few reasons. One we went on exchanges on Saturday and Elder Shields and I were able to give out some Book of Mormons and commit people to read them. I'm not sure how solid they are but they're at least willing to have us come back and follow up with them, so that's a plus. Also, Elder Westenskow and I found two new investigators yesterday. We were stopping by some formers and we stopped by a man named Jack, whom we have stopped by multiple times in the past but he has never been home. This time, he was home and he let us right in to talk with him and his wife. He told us that he had been studying the Book of Revelations and had a few questions about the Second Coming of Christ and some other random questions that we were able to answer. Elder Westenskow did a great job teaching parts of the Restoration and he explained things clearly and made it easy for these people to understand. He also asked a question about why we think God lets children suffer and die. We were able to then teach parts of the Plan of Salvation and they seemed to understand and like everything we said. We committed them to read 3 Nephi 11 but he said we couldn't come back for a couple weeks but we got him to agree to us coming over sooner just to "check in" on them. We're pretty excited about them and can't wait to see how things progress. We also had to drop Ernestine this week. We stopped by on Tuesday to see how her reading was going and she basically told us that she didn't really want to read the Book of Mormon because she has a problem with it. We bore testimony and tried to help her understand as best as we could, but to no avail. She sort of told us that she didn't need us to come over anymore but she didn't flat out so it so we still showed up on Thursday for the lesson we had set, we had a member and everything (hoping him being there would help her let us in) but, she was not very happy to see us and told us that we shouldn't come by anymore. It's really too bad for her, she had the truth right in front of her but threw it to the ground. Luckily she still has that copy of the Book of Mormon in her house so hopefully, sooner than later, she can figure things out.
Right now we're really just trying to get lessons with the investigators that we already have, because that is a struggle right now. Hopefully this week we can figure something out to get into their homes and help them feel the dang spirit, keep praying for them and we'll see what happens.
That's pretty much all that happened this week!
Love you all and hope you make this week a great one!
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