Monday, March 10, 2014

YES! SOLID! (Week 25)

This week has been awesome! We met with B's family three times and each lesson was super legit!

1st Visit: We took Brother Kelly over and taught them the 10 Commandments, and focused on keeping the Sabbath day holy. It was great, taught them the hand signs for all ten of the commandments to help them have it memorized. Brother Kelly bore a sweet testimony on keeping the Sabbath day holy and talked about how church brings the spirit of the Lord into our homes and families. It was awesome, at the end of the lesson we set up a time to do a tour of the church building with them. 

2nd Visit: We had the Kellys and the Plecters come over for the church tour in Paul's Valley. It was awesome. We showed B's Family around the church and explained all of the physical features of the building. After we had shown and explained to them the Relief Society room, Primary room, and Young Men's room we took them to the chapel. The Spirit was so strong it was awesome. We explained to them the order of sacrament meeting and all of the features in the room. We then walked to the front of the chapel and showed them the sacrament table. The Spirit was so strong as we explained that the sacrament, through partaking of it we remember our Savior's sacrifice and that when we are baptized we take the sacrament to renew our covenants and are cleansed just as we were cleansed at our baptism. I looked at B's wife (J) and I could just tell she was feeling the Spirit. After we explained the sacrament we had some of the members bear their testimonies on the sacrament and its importance. After we had finished the church tour we went in to the RS room and and had a short discussion on prayer and how we can be strengthened daily by praying as a family, and then watched the video Daily Bread: Experience. Where Apostle D. Todd Christofferson bears his testimony on prayer. 

At the end of the lesson, we asked B~ to say the closing prayer and ask to know if the Book of Mormon is true. It was the GREATEST PRAYER EVER! Afterwards B~ told us that he wanted to speak with us alone. We were a little scared at first that he was upset, but really he just a had a ton of questions that he felt embarrassed to ask in front of the members. He asked us about tithing and we told him that it was completely confidential, and that it would be between him, the bishop, and the Lord. It was awesome. We asked them when we could see them again, and they said, "Tomorrow would be good." It was awesome.     

3rd Visit: the next day we took Brother and Sister Carter over and retaught parts of the Restoration and then showed them the Prophet of the Restoration Movie. It was great. At the end of the movie Sis Carter, bore her testimony on the Restoration. In her testimony she explained that families can be together through the temple, that prophets speak to us today, and about general conference. After she bore her testimony, we really didn't know what to say ha ha. J~ commented and said, "Seeing what the saints had to go through to have religious freedom, they would have had to know that it was all true." SHE GETS IT! The Spirit was strong the whole time we were there.  

Church: THEY CAME!! IT WAS AWESOME! They had a great spiritual experience and came to all three hours. J~ loved relief Society and was super happy the whole time. There weren't any young men at church this week so that may have been weird for K~ and D~, but they loved it. Hopefully, they can come again next week. I'm running out of time so I'll have to wrap this one up.

I love you all and I'll tell you all about next week. 

Sincerely, Elder Watkins 

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