Monday, May 28, 2012

April 30, 2012

Well we had a really good week. On Friday we both hit our year mark and it was pretty awesome. We went out to lunch with Sister Barret at an Italian place and it was super good. We had dinner with the Kenneys which was awesome. They gave us a present of half a tie to represent half way done. It was a super ugly tie so I'm not sure what that represents. haha.

We were able to teach quite a bit this week. We found a new investigator named Jackie. She has been going through some hard times and has problems with alcohol. We taught pretty much about the atonement of Christ. It ended up being really powerful. The part that sticks in my mind is when at the end of the lesson she put her hand on her chest and told us that she was feeling something. We bore testimony of the power of the Holy Ghost. We will see what happens with her but I have a good feeling about it.

Our investigator named John Williams got hit by a car while he was riding his bike this week. He ended up in the ICU where we went and gave him a blessing. It was a great experience for him I think. He is back home now and it wasn't as serious as they initially thought.

Heavenly Father is watching over him. We went back and visited him the next day in the hospital and watched part of the Restoration DVD with him and talked about spiritual things. Good visit.

While weekly planning we were talking with our district how to make knocking more effective. One Elder who is about to go home soon suggested that you just walk in. haha. He did it earlier in his mission and a family of 10 ended up getting baptized in the Spanish branch. So we wanted him to come teach us how to do it. So him and I went out and started knocking doors. We ended up talking to a kid outside his home and we pretty much invited ourselves in and taught this huge family the 1st lesson. You could see the spirit working with them. Hopefully we will be able to teach them tonight when our appointment is scheduled for.

Everything is going amazing. I love being a missionary!


Elder Arnold

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