Hey everyone, things are going pretty great here in Minneola Florida, I got my new companion this last Thursday and I Love this guy already. His name is Elder Stiggins. Is from Provo Utah and he is been out on his mission for about 20 months so he's pretty experienced. We get along great and we were able to get a lot of work done. I was talking to my trainer Elder Weiss and he said when he saw the President Berry put Elder Gentry with Elder Stiggins that President was trying to create best friends haha. One thing that I have learned is your companion means so much and if you have fun you will love the work.
We had a pretty good lesson with one of our Less Active members of the ward, he came to church like the first four or five weeks I was here and now he doesn't care to come to church at all so we can do is keep working with him and trying to get him to have that desire to want to go to church. We shared with him a video that talks about how just like our bodies need food and water are spirits need Scriptures, prayers, and going to church. We talked about how it's so necessary for us to do those things that invite the spirit in our lives and help lead us and guide us to doing the right things and giving us the desire to do those things. We challenged him to read a chapter of The Book of Mormon a day so he can gain a testimony that when he reads his days will go better because he will be inviting the spirit.
We are unable to set a date with Karen and Josh, because we were unable to see them they've been really busy and Susan has been in the hospital. One thing that was really cool is that Karen who is the nonmember, asked us to come give Susan a blessing, it's so cool to see that she already has faith that our blessings do help and there is a Priesthood Power. Our goal with them next week is to meet with them and set a date for them to be baptized and to go on a temple tour next Saturday so they can feel the spirit that you get when you are at the temple.
Z.T.M. This week was really good, a training that really stood out to me was about earning trust with members and finding investigators through them by receiving referrals. One thing that I really noticed is that members pay attention to missionaries a lot. We are watched like a hawk haha. They know that their kids look up to us as examples so if we're not doing our best and showing that we care, they're not going to trust us with their friends. So one thing we have been working on is building trust and relationships with members and always asking for referrals. And being the best example of Christ that we can be.
This week went good but was kinda slow. This next week we will be picking up the speed and will be able to work a lot harder and do the things that we need to do to bring others closer to their heavenly father, the scripture I'd like to share with you guys this week is 1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps. The Savior is the best example of how we need to be and I'm thankful for all that he did for me. Love ya all, Have a Good Week!!
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