Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In the Neighborhood

Hey! Thanks for writing, the package has not come yet, but maybe later today or tomorrow, I am still anxiously waiting, and 20 years old :) So Adam Anderberg got married!? that is sweet, and so did Season, How did the reception go? The work is going sweet here. This week was pretty cool, just to highlight one of the experiences we had...Last night we were at a dinner appointment with some members, at their home, and after dinner, Elder Lechtenberg and I shared a couple scriptures about the elect hearing the Gospel, and being prepared for it (Alma 13:24-DC 29:7) After the thought we asked if it would be ok if we would be able to pray with them, that people in their neighborhood would be open to the Gospel, and willing to meet with us. We kneeled and prayed in their living room and Bro. Peay offered a prayer and it was a really great prayer. We told them that we would do doors in their area for about an hour, and that we would come back and tell them how it went. They agreed to it, so we left and did their street, the next street down, across another street and all the way down the left side of the last street that we were going to do, and before we were there, we received a phone call from the other Elders and they said that they needed some more help with taking apart and moving some furniture for one of their investigators, so we said that we would go and help after we were done with these doors in this neighborhood. At that last house, I said that we should probably head back now, since the members offered us a ride too, but Edler Lechtenberg said we could do a couple more. So we crossed the street and went to that first house. It was just a normal door approach, but the lady started asking about our ''dialect'' and we then of course gave her the whole two years thing and why we are here, and she said that she LOVES the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and would love to see them some day. We told her that we sing the same songs that THEY sing in church, and it would be great to hae you there. She was worried about having to come with someone, or not being welcome, but we told her that we love to have visitors, and we would actually come and go with her to church, cause they don't have a car, she said she would really like that, and we got her information, and we met the husband and their son too, and they were all really nice. I don't know if anything Fantastic will come of this or not, but I do know that people are prepared, all we have to do is the sifting to find them. After that experience, we ran back to the Peay's home, and told them, Sis. Peay was SO excited, and it was a really great time. The members loved it, and we were able to actually find someone in their neighborhood. All in all I would call that a miracle. The last doors, ya' gotta' watch for 'em. It was way cool, and it is times like those that make all of the rejections worth it. So yeah, I twas cool. Sounds like everything is going awesome at home, and tell Tausha hi, if she is still there. Take care everyone, and save some kringle for me! Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker