Sunday, December 9, 2012

Doing Better than Good!

December 3, 2012

Doing Better than Good!

Hey everyone!

We had a way good week here. Everything seems to be going very well. We were finally able to teach some of our really good investigators. My leg just fell asleep as I am typing this. Yikes it hurts. 

We taught again this couple on Saturday. Frank is agnostic and Heather is catholic. Frank has a hard time believing because he over thinks a lot of simple things but he says he wants to have faith. He says that maybe he can be an honorary Mormon. haha. Heather has a super believing heart so I think given a little bit of time and some good friendshipping that she will be a great member of the church. They are pretty funny lessons that we have with them. Frank spends time puffing on his electronic cigarette. And he asks the most off the wall questions. He has a unique perspective on a lot of things but is a really good guy. Heather is pregnant with twins and so is probably pretty nervous about all of that. Hopefully we can help them make some steps in the gospel and they can do the "experiment on the word."

I was on splits and was knocking on this one street when we knocked into a member family that I didn't know lived there. I talked to the son and asked if he knew anybody around that might be interested. He had a friend down the street that he pointed us toward. So we went and knocked on the door. This African American teenage kid comes out. Has on a black bandanna and a black gangsta hat on. He starts telling us how much Jesus is a part of his life. It was actually pretty cool. He was throwing down a ton of scripture references and everything. Really chill kid. He talked about how we have a purpose in life. So we asked what he felt his was. He said that he thought he was ordained and anointed to do music. Then we started talking about The Book of Mormon and how it strengthens our faith in Jesus Christ and it goes hand in hand with the Bible. I was with Elder Keyes and I thought he taught the principle very cool to this kid. Who told him to imagine having a song and only listening to it with one earphone. How certain tracks of the song don't come through. You can still hear the song and it is still good it just isn't super clear and sharp. Then you put the other earphone in and you get the complete song. It is like the Book of Mormon and the Bible. They together teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a cool experience of teaching how the Savior teaches. 

Have a good week. I love you all!

Elder Arnold

PS  So I think I got the school thing all figured out. I talked to President about it on Tuesday at our interview. He was willing to let me do whatever I thought was best. Then he gave me a call on Saturday and was looking at the departure date in April and it got moved up to the 23rd. So I shouldn't have any problems. Sweet, huh?

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