Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM
First week of fasting!
The work has been great here. On Wednesday Elder Beus and I were fasting for the ward 40 day fast for missionary work. The past 3 months here Elder Beus has not had a referral. But while we were talking with John, a potential investigator, he saw his neighbor and said that we should visit her. After praying and setting up a return appointment with John we went to meet her. Her name is Tamara, she just had a baby and Elder Beus has met her before. We gave her a POS pamphlet and set up a return appointment for next week! Later while in an apartment complex we met a little girl who told us to go see her mom. We did, her name is Ella, and she is great. We set up a return appointment with her too! Before heading in for the night we met a guy named Gustavo who speaks mostly Spanish but accepted an invite to read the Book Of Mormon. We referred him to the Spanish Elders. So the fasting miracles were 2 referrals received and contacted, 3 new investigators and 1 referral to give!(just in one day!) My arm has been healing great, I can do most things, I just don't have my full range of motion/extension yet.
Elder Beus has been awesome, he has a great connection with the people in town. (he knows a lot of them!) He is not afraid to be bold in his teaching to let people know what they need to do. We also get along really well and know that we can be completely honest and open with each other.
I know that the complete gospel of Jesus Christ is found in this church, that Jesus is the Son of God and that because of him we all have 2nd chances. There is nothing, no person, no matter how far away from God, that is out of reach of the atonement of Jesus Christ. If we believe and have faith in him, through God all things are possible.
We also found out something cool from Elders Thornel and Hurst. Colt is the referral we gave them that we met at Wendy's with our ward mission leader. They went over to teach her and also met her mom. Her mom is the lady that all 4 of us helped on the side of the road to push her truck to the gas station! She expressed to them how she was impressed with our service. That when she looked in her rear-view mirror she saw us smiling, laughing and having a good time as we were pushing her down the street. We helped Chris pool to move into his new house, helped clean up at the Marks home, painted at sister Skyler's etc.