Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Heavenly Father who Loves Her

Feb 24, 2014

This week we finally got to teach Jay! You know that guy from four weeks ago whose door we knocked on and he just let us in? We have stopped by several times and we always catch him at a bad time; however, this week we set an appointment for the following day and we talked with him about the Plan of Salvation. He read the pamphlet! He took notes and asked questions during our discussion as we walked through the pamphlet with him. His wife, Amy, and their sons, Sean and Conner, did not sit in with us, but Jay hopes to get them involved soon. He sees it as his duty to bring spirituality into the house. I am amazed at how prepared he is to receive the gospel.

This week we also began teaching Jessica, who is the wife of a less-active member named Brad. His entire family has been taught before and they showed no interest for the longest time, until we gave a blessing to Jessica one Sunday afternoon. Right afterwards we offered to teach her again and she said yes. We have talked with her about her relationship with God; because she had a rough relationship with her father she finds it difficult to believe in a Heavenly Father who loves her. She has made great progress in our two meetings, and has already begun to pray more frequently. She rarely prayed for herself before. We showed her one of the Introduction to the Church videos on; this one was about the temples. She wants to go to the temple with Brad, though she hasn't said it. She committed to read The Family: A Proclamation to the World right after we left; she was so excited to read it.

This might seem insignificant, but this week when we got to see Dennis, the husband of one of the members, we brought up baptism and he said, "It might take a few years, but yeah, I'll be baptized." This is a huge step for him, to even talk about baptism.

So we work at a soup kitchen every Friday and guess what? We love it! Some kids from Colby College work there and they're way cool! We make sandwiches together and have fun the whole time.

This is how good my week was. Cinnamon-roll good.


Elder Jon Harrison Richins

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