Monday, September 15, 2014

Member Talents and New Rules!

What does it mean to be patient?
Patience is delaying immediate gratification for future blessings.
Whether it be waiting for a marshmallow or enduring fighter pilot training, success follows those that are patient.  God promises us many things in life as we exercise faith; however, His promises are not always fulfilled quickly, immediately, or in the way that we may think.  Instead of questioning whether the promise was true or false, we can ask ourselves whether or not we are working on the Lord's time table.
"Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith."  - Mosiah 23:21

This week was pretty good. We did a lot of service for some Less Active's and a few members this week. We were able to help them with the things they needed and got to know them a bit more which was great. 

We are going to try out the remote control car idea this week with some of the members, and we will have much more member involvement in all of the work we do soon. The members are excited to come with us and use the talents they have in order to help us find and fellowship those who are being prepared by the lord to receive the gospel. I will let you know how they all go.

We had a good district meeting this week and the Zone Leaders gave a wonderful presentation on compassionate service as I had asked them to do. I got to work with Elder Schuman on Thursday while on exchange.We learned a lot together and I will be applying those things right away! It was a good exchange and we both enjoyed it.

We had a Hawaiian night with the ward on Saturday and Elder Piseth and I destroyed everyone! My legs are so sore now though! Had tons of fun this week, and it will only get better and better! 

The new mission rules/techniques are awesome! We made a really good presentation that we show to the members to help them understand what it is all about, and we haven't had one member that wasn't excited about it and willing to help!

The new changes in the mission are essentially that we are counting our other lessons and new investigators differently, which helps us to get out of the number mindset, and focus more on the people behind the numbers. In other words now we aren't afraid to use all of the ideas for finding that we thought would be "ineffective" because they wouldn't give us useless numbers like knocking and street contacting often does. The lessons we count now mean much more, and we no longer count anyone as a number if we don't ever see them again. We in this area are asking each member to give an hour of each week to find or teach with us using any talent or ability that they have that they would like to try out. We have gotten ideas for things like, making name bracelets for people for free, a rain shelter during the winter where we give out free hot chocolate, game nights at members homes, a tennis group in the community put on by us and a few members, a guitar group at the chapel where we teach and learn from each other, etc, etc. We will be trying all sorts of things out, and if they fail, we will make sure they fail quickly and move on to the next idea we have!
I love you all so much!!!!!! Hope you have a great week! no pictures this week sorry! 

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