Monday, September 5, 2016

The Blessing- Week 58

Everything is easy breazy miraculous down here! We see soo many miracles everyday. We talked to and taught a lot of people this week and saw a ton of miracles throughout the week.

Our area focus/vision for this transfer (and hopefully to continue building forever) is to have phase III member missionary work-where members become the source from which new investigators are found. 

Yesterday was labor day and Elder Palmer and I invited over 70 people to attend church with us this week. The majority of them even agreed to come! I was at Fort Sill so Elder Palmer got to Church and called and texted everyone (solid investigators/members and more flaky investigators/members alike). The past couple months we have had great success in getting quite a few investigators and less active members to come to church with us. Of all of the people we are working with there was 1 less-active member that came. We were kinda bummed about that! We were still grateful that he came but we were just trying to figure out what we could have done better because we know this area is capable of so much more than that.

Then, as we were transitioning from Sacrament Meeting to Sunday School, one of our members, Brother Gilliam, introduced us to his girlfriend that he had already given a Book of Mormon and who he had brought with him to church! Woah! How wonderful, right?! Her name is Larissa. They proceeded to ask us if we could teach them during the third hour. So we did, and it was incredible! The Spirit was so powerful and she has now committed to be baptized. It was such a miracle and a tender mercy and such an answer to our hopes, aspirations, dreams, prayers, and what we have been working for. Following that, the Sisters had a baptism that we attended with our newly found investigator and while there, we discovered that there was a young woman in our ward who had also brought her friend to church and we now have separate return appointments with both individuals for this Tuesday.

God is so good. This work is so true. And we are so happy.

Keep the faith!

Elder Ricks

This is Harry, we were walking through the apartment complex and saw that he was struggling to get his bike into his car so we offered to help! He is from Greece and was really funny! As we talked with him we taught him about the law of chastity with women and it was really cool to see his understanding open up. Very interesting man! He was going to the Burning Man festival and doesn't get back till tomorrow but when he gets back he wants to take us out for lunch and we are going to teach him and help him to be baptized and eventually go to the temple.

  Post baptism:Elder Ricks, Elder Palmer, Sister Dymock, Sister Bash, Sister Dopp, Hermana Hunt

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