Monday, January 20, 2014

Beautiful Days

Well this week was a great week, it actually started off bad but it ended up fantastic. Nothing too exciting happened until Thursday when we had three great lessons one after another, and they all had a member present which is always great. The first one was with Sandy Dawson and she decided to surprise us with lunch at our lesson that day. We teach her out on her front porch, so we had a nice little pick-nick outside on a card table. It was a beautiful Southern California day and we had a great lesson with her reading from the Book of Mormon.
The next lesson was with Chris and Katherine which was a bitter sweet, because in our lesson asked if they had gotten an answer as to whether or not the Book of Mormon is true. Chris was excited to share that the day after he prayed for an answer he has the best day ever, he just felt great all day. He told us that he believes the Book of Mormon is true and he can't wait to be baptized on Feb. 8th. It is so great to hear is simple, budding testimony of the restored gospel. Katherine still isn't sure.
The third lesson was with Lisa Brinton who is scheduled to be baptized on the 1st of February. She is probably as golden as it gets. We don't do much other than answer some questions and help her build her testimony. The thing with her is going to be getting her family involved. They sit with us in our lessons if they are around and they are all really supportive which is great, because that wasn't always the case.
Then on Saturday we taught our investigator Willyam (that's how he spells it) we had a lesson with him in the park and we read Alma 32 with him and talked about it. It was a really great lesson and he agreed with us that he needs to exercise his faith. We invited him to our stake conference adult session later that night, and he agreed to come. He showed up 30 mins late, which was a little stressful for us, but we were so excited when he showed up. He had to leave really quickly, so we didn't get to talk about what he thought, but we will see him later this week.
Stake conference was great as well it was all about hastening the work of salvation and it was a broadcast from some general authorities to some stakes her in the LA area. There were some really great talks and I am glad that I get to be a part of this great work. The work is moving forward with or with out our help, so lets all join in together and help.

Typical Alan-prepared Lunch:

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