Monday, October 19, 2015

Week #53

October 19, 2015


This week was amazing!! We had such good work and the lessons we taught were all quality lessons! And with narrowly avoiding a typhoon (darn :/) it was a pretty exciting week!

To start off with I would like to talk about our investigators with baptismal dates! The first is Ryan Morfe. Ryan is married to the daughter of the first counselor in the bishopric and he is awesome! The only real problem with him is that he has a fifth grade education and he can't read. But that's ok because he has an incredible desire to learn about the gospel. Every night he will ask his wife to read to him out of the Book of Mormon and he always goes over and over the lessons with his wife until our next visit! The second is the Ancheta Family. It's actually just the wife and the daughter because the father refuses to be taught. We offer eternal salvation, he refuses. Basta, they are awesome also! They are past Iglesia ni Cristo which kind of makes it hard to teach them but they are progressing so much! They go to church every Sunday, as does Ryan, and they love to learn.

So like I said this week was full of quality lessons. But there is one especially I would like to talk about. In the mission right now we are really concentrating on a new way to find new investigators. Its called a 4 minute executive summary of the first lesson, The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Essentially what you do is OYM (open your mouth) to the person/family and ask for 5 minutes to share a short message with them. 1 minute to build a relationship of trust and 4 minutes to teach the restoration of the gospel. Anyways we tried it this week and it is an amazing technique! The spirit is so strong. And because people are accustomed to short, powerful statements they really feel the power and truth of the message. The people are excited for us to come back.

Elder Clark is doing better every single week! He is improving in the language so much and sometimes I even make him lead the lessons because he is getting so good! We are still getting along great and we work great as a companionship!

Well that's pretty much it for this week! I don't have any pictures so you will have to wait till next week! I love you all!

Elder Child

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