Monday, September 8, 2014

Bikes and Rain (Week 51)

This week has been interesting, all of our plans got changed and moved but everything seamed to work out okay.

We had transfers this week but nothing really changed in the district. Me and Elder Staheli will be together for another 6 weeks. AWE YEAH. The only change is that we now have a Marseille Elder in the District, super cool!

This week has been difficult to meet with our investigators but thankfully we were able to meet with P~. We taught her the 10 commandments, something that basically every oklahomian knows. We can tell that she is really sincere in here investigation. Lately she has been asking really good questions, she is already jumping ahead into the doctrine and covenants haha. We have been taking members with us to teach her and its been great! The members in the ward are finally starting to get excited about missionary work, in fact they almost start teaching the lessons on their the own... yikes. Haha it's hard sometimes but you just have to help them remember the purpose of missionaries and members in hastening the work. Missionaries are the teachers, and members are to bare testimony and fellowship with the investigators.

P~ is moving pretty quickly and will probably be baptized sometime in October if she continues to prayerfully study and come to church. Lately its been a struggle because of her ankle injury, we might try to give her a blessing next time to hopefully speed up her recovery.

Other than P~ we really haven't been able to meet with our progressing investigators, but we have still seen some pretty cool miracles. On Saturday it rained pretty much all day. We had four hours of outside service planned that got canceled. So on Saturday morning Elder Staheli and I had to alter our plans completely. We decided to see members on the outskirts of our area (excellent idea for a rainy day right? haha). Well no one answered. No one. We were pretty discouraged, so we decided to take a pit stop at the gas station. Elder Staheli and I were hungry so we got some Texas Rolls. On the way out we noticed an older man in the left turn lane of the busy road pushing his broken down car. We ran over to him and helped him push his car out of the street and up into the parking lot. The man spoke Spanish so he was a little hard to understand. We smiled and gave him a pass along card and told him we were missionaries. He lived in Moore so we told him if he saw missionaries there to say hi (there are Spanish speaking Elders there). Just helping him out made our day. It's amazing how God places people in our path. It reminds me to always be aware of those around us, there are opportunities everywhere to serve.

This coming week should be good, we have a lot of solid appointments set up. I promise next week will be more interesting! I love you all! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

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