What's up everyone, Elder Gentry sending off another weekly email to update you all on the Work of Salvation here in Sunshine State of Florida, where it's actually getting pretty cold! LOL It might not be that cold, but I've adjusted to the Florida heat and 50 degrees is pretty cold to me. haha Elder Russell and I are still doing our thing, sometimes on bikes but it's all good we are still trying to be productive. We have seen a lot of good things to takeaway from this week!
Zone Conference was this week and it was really good, Elder Schwitzer of the seventy came and did some trainings. He talked a lot about repentance and how we can help those we teach understand the need to repent! We also received our Christmas Initiative for this year which is "#LIGHTtheWORLD it focuses a lot on service and how we can share the gospel by serving. A video will be released on Nov 25th and I invite everyone to share that video with someone!! It centers around Christ and how he served everyone with love and how we can serve those around us and share that love we have received from the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
So update on Karen, She will not be getting Baptized on November 26th. She will be baptized, it's just a matter of time. She is still out of town and things have happened where she has to have surgery, sooo as soon as she makes it home we will be able to meet with her again and set a new date for baptism. It's all good! Everything works out in the Lords timing!
This week we have seen some success finding, we have been tying to work through part-member family's and we have met one that has a lot of potential. It is a family of 4. Mother and 3 daughters 14,11, and 6 the 2 oldest have not been baptized. We had a lesson on Saturday and we brought with us the Young Women's President to help out. We shared the restoration and how important it is for them to come to know that the message we share is true! The mother has explained to us that when she was baptized at age 12 she felt forced so she doesn't want her kids to feel the same way but to be able to make their own decision. We feel pretty good about them and are excited to teach them.
Ok so a couple of weeks ago, we get a Bible referral and we knock on the door and this woman answers and she immediately invites us in and we teach her and her 15 year old son the restoration! Fast forward to this week and we go over there again and meet the whole family. They were really cool and they seemed very interested in the message that we share. We are excited to see where it could go.
Something I wanted to share this week comes from David A. Bednar ,May we increasingly learn and more fully understand that Jesus Christ is the “light which shineth in darkness.” In every season of our lives, in all of the circumstances we may encounter, and in each challenge we may face, the Savior is the light that dispels fear, provides assurance and direction, and engenders enduring peace and joy. May the beautiful lights of every Christmas season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.
Things here are going really good, we are having some struggles but that's just apart of this work. I love this work! I'm excited for thanksgiving this week! I'm doing great, the scripture I would like to share this week comes from Alma 38:9 And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness. Love this scripture, love you all! Happy Thanksgiving!