We had a less active and his wife who is a catholic come to church for the first time in a while. I think it's been around 3 years or so, all because we did service and kept pestering them...sometimes that's what we need to do. The lady that we gave a blessing to could really use a lot of prayers cause she's going through a really hard time. She came to church yesterday and just cried the whole meeting cause every talk was what she needed to hear and then the bishop came and talked to her the rest of the church meetings. We went over that night with the elders quorum pres. and had a really great lesson. It's just been a really hard time for her so she could use some prayers.
Barbra is still Barbra. She loves taking what we say and mixing it with what she wants to believe and then puts some anti stuff in there and then makes that what she thinks we believe. We've been trying to teach her and it's been really hard to do that.
Tonya and Alex are ok. If we can get him to believe that the church is true then Tonya will follow cause she doesn't do anything unless it's with Alex. Alex doesn't believe that Christ had to die for us and that He could have done so much more if He had just lived, and since He's God He could have saved Himself from dying on the cross. I apparently told him that He chose to die and He did this out of love so we could repent and return to live with God and Jesus again, and some other stuff, but I don't remember saying that and the other things that I said. It did strengthen his faith, he said, so I'm happy.
It's funny this past month we leave our bikes at the DTC (Downtown Transit Center) and take buses to go to appointments and such. Then we sometimes miss the bus to get back and we think, "oh this is nice, we can get a long walk back"... (there was a reason we took the bus in the first place...) "and hand out some mormon.org cards", but we only get one handed out, if that, when a member shows up and says "hey do you want a ride?" So we say "sure thanks!" and get in the car and then rub our legs on the way back. ;) It's really cool how many times that happens and it's just the small blessings that God shows us missionaries once in a while that He's there and He loves us. I've had the opportunity to share experiences with youth and primary kids in church about the way God blesses missionaries and it's hard to think of what one experience I want to share. :) Well I hope you all have a great week and have fun! Love you all!!
Love Elder Benard