Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 14

So pretty good week! Spring is in the air and the flowers are blooming and the trees are a variety of hues of pink and white. We are really loving the weather. No updates on Monty , the address he gave us was a bad address, I’m pretty sure it was a mistake but who's to say? We also had a random lady named Beverly come to church this week on a whim just because she was passing by! Pretty cool! She is supposed to get in touch with us this week to learn some more. Other than that we are really trying to find some more people. No luck from our own efforts we keep getting rejected over and over, but we do have a few members with some referrals in the works for us which we are excited about. Especially the B's, their friend Steve is a water polo player and I’m going to see if I can get permission to go play in a masters game with him. (its a fat chance but hey you never know unless you ask right?) We also started teaching a person who’s testimony was just shaken because of some offense here at the branch, we went over and taught her yesterday and will be back today. She never read the Book of Mormon or really did anything to sure up her conversion her whole life and had a plethora of questions and concerns. We taught her the Doctrine of Christ and really helped her understand what’s important and what’s not, (I feel that is one thing my mission has instilled in me) and she is committed to change and strengthen her conversion. It really is true that the small and simple things to strengthen your testimony are the large monumental things that keep you from falling away... the Book of Mormon, understanding the gospel of Christ (faith repentance, baptism, receiving the holy ghost , and enduring to the end) coming to partake of the sacrament weekly, saying prayers. Its not rocket science but for some reason its so difficult. D&C 123 16 " You know, brethren, that a very large ship is abenefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept workways with the wind and the waves." Oh I also finished reading the Doctrine and Covenants this week, that was pretty cool. Cruised right through it, it has a way of keeping you hooked till the end it seems.
On other notes the attic is the attic.. the assistants came to do a power up in our area (two sets that double the work for the day in one area) with us before our zone meeting this week, and while they where here we decided to get to the bottom of the mysterious lights in the attic. We go up and the lights don’t work and are even unplugged... creepy right? how did they go on in the first place last week? further more when entering the attic the first time one of the flash lights completely stopped working... coincidence? probably? and we get up there and there is a blanket and old musty pillow spread out up there from what appears to be someone sleeping there... not there last time we went up there... and all the windows are nearly impossible to get up into so creepy times in the haunted branchion!
well love yall have a great week! if you’re going to pray for us pray for our members to find people for us to teach!

Elder R.A. Bakker

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