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Monday, January 12, 2015

week 10


We tried to talk to one of our potential investigators. He asked us what we had to do to get into Heaven. We turned the question around on him and asked what he thought. He thinks that grace alone saves us as long as we have faith, and necessarily not works. We tried to teach him that faith without works is dead and that we are saved after all we can do. He also gave us some really funny tracts that I am going to save because they are going to be a nice keep sake I think.


We had a couple of lessons that fell through which always makes me sad, because we set up a time to meet them, and usually, they are not home when we come for the appointment. We also had to move some appointments because we couldn't keep them. So we spent the day trying to find people, but I don't remember finding anyone. We had a snow storm, and just like the post office, missionaries are out in rain, sleet and snow. :-)


Another day that was filled with tracting. If I remember right, I don't think we were able to talk to anyone we were planning to see.


There was an awesome district meeting. Elder Thomas (district leader and my companion) taught about how we should conform our lessons to the people we are teaching. We also had two lessons. I think they went pretty well. We set another appointment with the people, but I don't know if we will be able to make one of them.


It was time for another lesson with Diana and Tiffany. Reuben was out of town because of a training he had to go for his work. They mixed up 1 Nephi 2 with 2 Nephi 1 and they were confused with what was going on. We read with them out of the Book of Mormon, and they are starting to understand the language better. They said that Reuben would be able to bring them to church on Sunday, but we later found out that he has to work that day, and it was too late for us to be able to find anyone to take them.


We had a coordination meeting with Brother Lamb, the ward mission leader. We told him what he needed to be able to help people to progress. He also said that he didn't know why the Sisters were not teaching the single women we find in my area and why we are not teaching the single men they find. Sister Reed had this same problem in one of her areas and asked President Anderson if they are allowed to do that. President Anderson responded that we need to stay in our area when we are teaching people. We had a lesson planned for a person named Lester. When we got there, we found out that he just left to do grocery shopping.


Sacrament meeting was a good meeting. One thing I learned is that when they give people an assignment to speak, they give them an envelope with the assignment. The two talks given were on Hold to the Rod and something about following Christ. We had an investigator/inactive member (he says that he was baptized but we can't find his records) at church for about 5 minutes because his girlfriend had to go to work. I think they were planning on staying for the whole time but she was called in.

Thank you everyone who sending me letters I really like getting them.

How is it that you get snow after I leave? Snow is nothing really new for me anymore. We got the third or so snow storm this past week.

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