Monday, February 4, 2013

Feb. 4th, 2013

Congrats to my auntie Karin on her baby Jeffery Douglas. Very studly name. And Happy Birthday to a lot of people out there.. Grandma Jill, Grandma Jean, Kenzie, and Brooklyn? Haha, to many B-Days right now.

This week was great as well, they keep getting better and better. And I am not lying. We set two baptismal dates this week! :) So that is definitely the highlight. We were very blessed. We also taught that guy that I told you about last week who is really really smart. He didn't bash at all, just had some real sincere questions! So that was good! Hopefully we will be able to teach his family here pretty soon and he also told us he would go to church with us :)... We have a lesson with him tomorrow, he is a really busy fellow, but we are going to try to get at least 2 lessons with him a week. His name is Rene. We also found a great guy named Carlos this week tracting around. He was pretty cool, we taught him the Restoration right there on the doorstep, he felt the spirit and liked it. He is an old fashioned guy and so he was thinking that he would have to change if we came back to teach him more, so he was kind of hesitant about that, so we are going to make a surprise stop at his house real soon haha. We found some other potentials as well this week by tracting. This Venezuelan lady named Lisett from Caracas, Venezuela... She opened the door and said, "hola" as in we look white so she didn't think we spoke Spanish, so we couldn't bother her, but one of the cool things about the gift of discernment is that you can tell when people can speak English haha. So even though we both could speak Spanish, we said, "hey, how are you doing?" (with confidence to show her that we knew she spoke English). So then she started speaking English, then later we threw the curve ball with the Spanish and finished the conversation in Spanish. Gotta keep them investigators on their toes haha. But she actually seemed to turn around during the contact and invited us back when her family was home.

We had a kind of awkward moment this week where we knocked a door and a like 18 yr old kid and his dad answered the door, and they let us in, and told us it was the grandparent's house, so we walked in the house and the dad asked his parents (the grandparents) if it was alright that we came in. And the grandparents were eating and didn't look too happy to see us and said, "Probably not a good idea while we are eating." And it wasn't a very nice tone, so we turned around and went back out the door haha.

We were blessed with 2 investigators at church this week. One of them is Marta from El Salvador. She is the sweetest lady in the world for sure! Her baptismal date is for the 16th of this month. She is awesome though. She is doing everything! Reading, praying, and going to church. And she is feeling the Spirit a lot in her life and at church! The greatest thing about our message is that we just invite (sometimes beg haha) others to just try it, see how it is. And it is as simple as CPR.. Church Pray Read... CPR isn't that easy, but easy to remember the letters haha. It is a blessing to share the greatest message in the world for these 2 years! Love you all and thank you for the prayers, we are being blessed because of your prayers and faith. :)

Elder Christiansen

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