November 17th, 2014
Our highlight lesson this week was with Ella (the Mom) and Rene (11). We took the Youngs (Chris is a recent convert) with us and taught the Plan of Salvation (POS) by having them draw it out with us as we went along. It was good to keep their attention and keep Rene from getting too far off topic. It was a long lesson but was good, We will see them again tonight. We have met a lot of new people on the street the past few weeks, but all of them are disappearing! Either we can't find their address, or they don't live there. One example was Jim, We met him last Saturday, and went to his house to be told that he didn't live there. But just 2 days ago, we found him again and he confirmed the same address, so, we're not exactly sure how that works out.?? Yesterday our next door neighbors came to church for the full 3 hrs! So did 2 other people that we don't see much or ask to come! It's kinda funny, no one that we are actually working with or bugging to come, comes!
Elder Robinson Is great, although we both got a little sick with something this week. Other than that we do great, we teach in unity, have a plan for what we are doing and are always striving to improve.
I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ changes people's hearts, that it makes us want to change for the better and follow the commandments because we love our Heavenly Father. John , I know that God loves us and has shown us by sending his Son to help us return to Him.
The other day we helped Robin clean out her garage. She is the Woman that we helped push her truck to the gas station several weeks ago. She is getting Evicted from her home and needed our help to get the things she needs and get rid of everything else that she doesn't need. Yesterday our neighbor Errol came to church with his family, and asked us to help him move in a few big oak wood dressers to his upstairs apartment. So later, Elder Robinson and I helped and also got to sit down and get to know him better. He really likes zombie stuff and we connected with him on that and MMA/Wrestling. We later got around to a good discussion about the gospel, found out that in the past he has gone with missionaries to teach investigators and is a member with the Aaronic Priesthood! Later, we helped him organize his furniture and bring in lots of groceries. Service has been a great way to segway into the gospel and build lasting relationships with people.