This past week has been great. It was transfers this past Tuesday. My new companion is Elder Strong. He is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. Elder Strong is great and loves to work hard, so we have been super busy especially with the transition. He is already loving this area. By way of busy, we literally had to run from place to place a couple of times this week. If you imagined two young men in white shirts and ties running down a long road with no sidewalks, and trees on both sides, then you probably imagined something close to what it looked like. However, busy is good because that means that we are teaching lessons! We have had the chance to teach a lot of lessons this week. It was nice to see the balance in the lessons as we taught, and we have only been together for a little less than a week, so there is only room to progress. I definitely know that our success this week can be traced back to God.
Update on a couple of people we are teaching. First, J came to church. It was kind of funny because we sat outside of his house for like a half hour to give him a shirt and tie so he could come to church. It was definitely worth giving him one of the shirts and ties in the apartment because he came to church and now he has told us that he would like to be baptized next Sunday! Second, we are teaching a young boy named V. A member in our ward invited his family to family home evening at their house tonight, so that should be fun and help them make some friendships in the ward. And last, A, a young 9 year old boy who we have been teaching, is just waiting for permission from his father to be baptized. The hold up is that his dad wants him to be more in the bible and to know more and to be more dedicated. However, while teaching this young boy he has shown to know the bible very well and is at times quoting from the Book of Revelation!? So we are still trying to work with the father and hoping he will soften his heart.
We received a phone call this week from a lady who we gave our card to. She is at a breaking point in her life and and is looking for happiness. Elder Strong and I were able to testify to her that this is the path that God wants for each of us, and it is the path that will bring lasting happiness to our lives. It is so great to see those who want to change and are looking for help. I read a verse in the Book of Mormon this morning that goes right along with those who are willing to change their lives to be more in line with God.
"Blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more." 2 Nephi 28:30
To explain a little bit. This is Jesus Christ talking to his prophet, Nephi. He tells him that those who are willing to hear his word and act upon it, are those who will be blessed and receive the happiness that comes from living the gospel.
Below is the picture of my new companion Elder Strong. Well I hope that you all have a great week! Love you all!
|Elder Strong and Elder Bullough|
|A picture from last week in the WA-TAC mission.|