Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FHE and the investigator

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the emails. I did get the package finally thanks so much. Well this week has been pretty good. Well, its been hard too, I won't lie. We don't have a lot of investigators right now and we aren't finding a lot. I love my companion but its hard too sometimes to always be in charge of the area and have to do the majority of the teaching. I'm not training because she's been out for awhile now but she's never really learned how to teach she's always really depended on her companions. Its good for me, I am learning how to be patient and I'm on my knees a lot hoping to receive direction of where to go and what to do.

It's been a fun week because we have been spending more time working with the sisters in Caguas. President wants us to work with them to build up Caguas and Juncos, so two days a week we are working with them. They are really fun sisters. One of the best parts is that one of them is Mexican and she makes amazing food.

We've been really out of the loop about what's going on in Japan but members and people on the street tell us what's going on. I can't believe that all that is happening. I am in complete shock. Its a really good thing that we can't watch the news because I can't imagine how hard it would be to see all of that on TV.

Well we don't have that many progressing investigators right now, sadly, but we had sort of a crazy experience this week. This guy is a friend of a less active member and has become friends with some other members through her. She started talking to him about the church and he's really interested and he goes to an FHE that they do for older non-married people in the ward. Well we taught one lesson and it was good, but he didn't really have the desire to pray and ask God if the message was true. So that was our goal for the next lesson. Well we set an appointment for the next week and the member that was accompanying us got excited about it and wanted to invite other people and do FHE. We were hoping to have it be a smaller group, more focused on him, and helping him to feel the spirit and pray about the Book of Mormon but she had already gotten excited about it so we said yes. We prepared a lesson to play a game to review the first lesson which is the restoration and it was crazy; too many people there, talking all at once and the worst part was that some of the members are not the members I would normally choose to come.   Super nice, but for example, one mentioned that she didn't have to pray to know it was true, that at first she didn't even want to get baptized, she just did it because she felt pressured. Not exactly what you want your investigators to hear. Another person present mentioned that they didn't really have a desire to go to the celestial kingdom or even go to the temple, just that if they were happy in this life and a good person, they knew they would be blessed.  This person was also less active. So we were trying to salvage the lesson and bring the spirit to commit him to pray and the best part was that as we tried to testify and bring the spirit back, he sat there and listened to us teach him about prayer and commit him to pray.  All though the other three people present were talking all around him, he sat there and listened to us and committed to pray and ask with a direct question if it was true. So that was really nice. It just goes to show that when people are ready to hear they'll feel the spirit and have the desire to act.

Well wish I had more to tell. We are working hard to try and find families to teach. I know they are here we just have to find them.

FHE with Sisters Barker and Palmer.

The District.
Have a great week everyone. Love you all a ton.

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