We Got to teach Bd~ and C~ this week. They are on fire! Bd~ has been working on getting C~'s sister-in-law interested in taking the discussions and coming to church. Until this last week she hasn't been really interested. She is in a very difficult situation right now. She is pregnant and is living with Bd~ and C~ because her boyfriend is abusive and she is trying to break up the relationship. She has a lot of questions and is beginning to search for answers. She is really receptive and wanting to find the truth. Before we could get to the end of the lesson she asked us if she could have a Book of Mormon. We had run completely out of Book of Mormons that day and we were running late for stake conference in Lawton so we were unable to give her one (the most frustrating thing ever). We told her we would come by and give her one the next day. Well later that night we got home earlier then expected and I had this prompting that we should give it to her tonight. We pulled up to the house and she was sitting on the front porch sulking. It was perfect timing, she seemed so sad and lost when we pulled up. We gave her the Book of Mormon and had a really spiritual conversation with her that lifted her spirits. We testified of the Book of Mormons power to heal and direct our lives and left her with inspired promises if she would read and pray. We could feel the spirit so strong, it just goes to show that God sends us to the right place at the right time.
We had a good discussion with Brother B~ (investigator who has met with missionaries for over a year). We had a discussion about sacrifice and its blessings. It was amazing because the spirit resolved his struggles and motivated him to do better. He is more committed now to reading the Book of Mormon. Hopefully life will slow down a little bit for their family so they can make it to church on Sunday. Keep them in your prayers.
Stake conference was great! We were honored to hear Elder Frost from the Quorum of the Seventy speak. A lot of the talks were focused on keeping the Sabbath Day holy and making sacrament meeting more spiritual. President Walkenhorst gave an excellent talk on hastening the work of salvation in Oklahoma and how we can become better member missionaries. At the conference I saw a couple of people that looked really familiar, they were some of my classmates from Lone Peak HS. It was super weird. They are part of a sales group down in Wichita Falls, Texas. Small world.
Well the sun is suppose to be shining all week long. It's time to melt haha. It shouldn't be to bad.
Thank you for the emails I love you all have a wonderful week!
Sincerely, Elder Watkins
New downtown mural for Rhythm and Routes
Newspaper on the flood
A member taught us how to play a few hymns on our harmonicas
Taking shelter from a hail storm
More crazy newspapers
Elder Mierau wanted me to make him a funky planner cover. So I did.