November 24, 2014
This week we brought our ward mission leader to a lesson with Ella, we taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and committed her to read the Book Of Mormon daily. We had a lesson with Tamra, we watched a Mormon message called "The Hope of God's Light." It's about an atheist guy who comes to a knowledge of God's love and how people can find out themselves. We asked her what she thought and she said it was "depressing." So she apparently only understood the first minute and tuned out the rest. She expressed how she doesn't care if God is there or not, so we straight up asked her why she lets us come by. She said she doesn't want to say no to us. She gave us back the Book Of Mormon and pamphlets, so she is dropped now. We had an awesome Zone Conference in Ventura! President Felix gave us a new five areas of focus for the mission. We learned a lot about what the spirit of the law and the letter of the law is, along with many other discussions. We committed Juan, Shiloh and Ty to come to church, but only Shiloh came with her baby. Denise and Juan stayed home to watch the 3 boys. Which was really good, considering I haven't ever seen any of them at church! We also went on a blitz on Tuesday, with the Elders quorum president, Brother French, and his priest age brother. Elder Robinson went to see the Topetes and Brother Scott, while I saw the Julcas and the Pools.
Elder Robinson and I are doing very good, he is a hard worker and is great with peoples names! He remembers more of the members names than I can!
I know that gift of the Holy Ghost is the first and most important gift to us. As we learn to recognize his voice, familiarize ourselves with his companionship, we can be more sensitive to his still small voice and know what our Father in Heaven's will is for us.
We did service for the Mark's home by cleaning up the yard and trimming their hedges. We also helped out at the food pantry where we met another less active member who works there with their being 3 total. We also helped Robin clean out her house more before she has to leave her house. We got some tools and went to the Julca's house to dig out a few of there bushes that are pretty big. Service is helping us build positive relationships with people even when we don't really know them. Its a great way to show people that we don't only claim to be Christian but live what we teach.