Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Week 38

Hello everyone!

I hope your week has been great!!  This past week and a half has been so great!!  I LOVE the area that I get to serve in!  We of course always need to work on getting the members involved in member missionary work...but that's nothing new, and we are getting more enthusiasm which is awesome!  So last Monday we met with Monica and taught her the Word of Wisdom, and she committed to living it and that it all made sense!  Then we met with her again this past Monday and she said it's been hard to keep it, but it's a work in progress, which is fine as long as she still has the desire to keep working at it!  That meeting we talked about tithing, and again she committed to paying her tithing after she is baptized!  She's coming along, we just need to get her to church and get her a baptism date!  Then Tuesday we were able to have a good visit with a less-active member, and we hope that she is coming around and will gain a solid testimony of this gospel.  Then we saw James and Jeremy that night.  We taught them about scripture study, and they did great during the lesson!  Then the next lesson we had with them we taught them about obedience, and again they seemed to grasp it!  Then the next time we met with them which was Monday night, they joined us at Audrey's house for a back to school Family Home Evening.  They both received back to school blessings from another member of the ward, and after they told us that they felt happy and warm!!  We are SO happy that they are grasping the gospel so well and seeing it bless their lives!!  They are wonderful little boys and we love teaching them!  Then Thursday we met with a less-active member who is a convert that didn't really have a firm testimony.  So we sat down with him and answered questions that he had about 1 Nephi 1.  He had some awesome questions.  We were so happy that he was asking so many questions and being open with us so that we can know how to best help him.  He's a very sweet man. Then we had another movie night at Brother Monson's house and this time we watched 17 Miracles.  It was really fun, and Josiah came!  He really enjoyed it and was also able to meet some more members!!  Then Friday we met with Nalani, who is a sweetheart!  She has been less-active for a long time, and is ready to learn more about the church and start getting involved again!  Friday we just listened to her and her troubles, then Tuesday we set up a plan as to how we are going to help her.  We decided that we are going to teach her the lessons as if she is an investigator.  We are so happy that she is so eager to learn more about the gospel and hopefully make the steps that lead to happiness!!  Then we met with a man named Shawn who is less-active as well.  He has a strong testimony, we just have to help him get to church!  That seems to be a common problem..but by the end of my mission I'm going to be really good at convincing people to come to church! ;)  Anyway, Saturday we didn't have any lessons, but worked on some paper work to track our member missionary work.  I hope you all follow Elder Ballard's request to invite QUARTERLY!!!!  Anyway, missionary work is awesome. :)  Then Sunday was Testimony meeting, and our ward mission leader bore a strong testimony on member missionary work, then I bore my testimony, then Audrey bore her testimony on how awesome it is to go out with the sisters to lessons!   Then two other sisters bore their testimony!  It was really powerful, and I personally hope that it gets our members more excited to participate in this wonderful work!  Then Tuesday we saw the Watrous kids who are recent converts.  They are super sweet kids and we got to re-teach them the plan of salvation and they knew it all!  So, it's been a pretty awesome week!  I hope you are all doing well and helping the Lord Hasten His work!  I love you all!!

Sister Zimmerman


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