We had some great lessons this week and Branch Conference was awesome! We had a lesson with a Jermaine and Cierra Nelson. They are wonderful. When we got there, he was watching espn but turned it off when we got in., but we were able to connect and talk sports for a second and get comfortable. but then he threw it on us, "first of all, I'm a baptist." Yeah, and i ate yesterday..... but that opened up our whole conversation. we talked about the restoration and he was really intrigued about the Priesthood Authority and how it was taken away. He then called himself "a seeker for the truth." I thought, well, time to introduce our good friend Joseph Smith. He loved it. Him and his wife both.
Another lesson we had this week was with the Hayes' family. it was great. we had an appointment Monday night last week, and when we got there, their whole family was there, 3 kids and 11 grandkids.. already doing FHE and not even members yet.. love it. But we were able to talk about families and the importance of them in the eyes of God and that. We are excited about them too!
Branch Conference on Sunday was great. Our stake president spoke and he was amazing. He said a few things that stuck out to me..
"If there ever was a complicated church, this is it." Haha and how true that is. But yet, we can explain it so that little kids can understand and come to love it. He also challenged us all to pick two things to do, either each day or for the year. 1 thing is something you can do to help yourself become a better person, and the other thing is something you can do to help the Kingdom of God grow. It was powerful.
Our investigator, Tomario: we were over to his house, his wife's car got water in the engine so him and a member have been working on it for a week.. and we were over helping and visiting and Tomario's kids showed me how much of a baby i am. not really, just the dog is just not used to me yet. Rocko is so cute though.. thats the big dog. and then the little dog, is a baby bull mastif. The Pryor family just got him this week, for Brother Pryor's birthday . So cute! his name is Al Capone. I perfer Kevin, but hey, thats just my opinion.
|Kevin and Al Capone . . .|
well, till next week yall. I love you all.
oh yeah.. hehe. i forgot, we were doing service this week up at a members how a good 25 miles away, and we had to travel on the Interstate.. yeah, i felt at home.. construction the whole way..