Monday, November 11, 2013

Jump Started

Okay so this last week was an interesting week. I got a haircut last monday from one of the members in our ward, so I look that much more like a missionary. California is a really great place you won't be hearing me complain about the weather. There is a wide variety of people here as well which is great. We run into a few crazy people here and there.One of our investigators, sister Dawson, who the missionaries have been teaching for like a year kept her commitment and read 3 chapters from the book of mormon on her own, which is big step for her. It took us going over and reading with her every other day for her to do it but we are excited for her. Reading from the scriptures and applying it to your life is a skill, so we have been helping her develop that skill. She still has a few more big steps to go, but they get easier once you get started. We also got in contact with a previous investigator who had a baptismal date, but had a big trail in her life come up and she didn't want to meet with us, so its been a month since we have contacted her. But this last week we set up an appointment with her which is great. The work here in Thousand Oaks has really been accelerating in the last month. The ward has been focusing on missionary work and the Lord has really blessed us. Yesterday after church because of our church schedule we were done at 4 we had the option of going to the apartment for an hour before dinner, but we decided that we shoule just work until dinner and the Lord will bless us for our efforts. The first place we stopped a man walked up to us and asked if we could help him jump his car battery, so of course we helped him and as we were talking we found out that his friend is a recent convert and he was interested in what the mormons believed he didn't live in our area and he was in a hurry, but he will be a great referral for other missionaries. The Lord has really blessed us in our area. I'm doing great I'm getting fed almost every night by a member and by beds are long enough, so life as a missionary is great. I love you guys.

Elder Hamson

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