This week was really eventful! On Monday we were invited to have FHE with the V family. They are super awesome! There son has been dating a girl for 4 years and they decided it was time she hear the gospel. So we sat down and talked about the Plan of Salvation. The Spirit was so strong and she felt it. At the end of the lesson she said " How do I not forget this when I go home?"
Oh she is so prepared. She is just really quiet but she is starting to come out of her shell. She can to all 3 hours of church yesterday! We will be seeing them all again tonight.!
On Tuesday we had institute. I don't know what it is but I receive so much revelation in that class. This week we were discussing the resurrection and it's importance in the plan of Salvation. I am going to give it my best shot to explain what I learned. We know that resurrection is a free gift from our Heavenly Father because of the Atonement. It clicked to me that it had to be free because all of us need a perfected body to be exalted. If some people were not qualified for that from the get go there would no need to repent for our spiritual death. We have chance after chance to repent until we are resurrected. The only thing standing in our way of exaltation is ourselves.
Ok that doesn't even do it justice. Dang I am so bad with words!
Wednesday we served lunch at Christ's Kitchen. If you need some love just walk through those doors. They have been struggle with help lately and they are always so gracious when we come. We love those people and we love serving with them. Plus we get to talk to like 200 people as they all come through the line. We are probably going to start going on Thursdays too. The rest of the day we were so blessed with many people to talk to. And those people all gave us referrals. It was the best! We had dinner with the G's and he served his mission in Argentina. Richard G Scott was his mission president and then D. Todd was his assistant. How cool is that?! He had the best mission stories and is a master genealogist. I have so much I want to learn from him!
Thursday we went back to serve at the Victoria Gardens. We had to take the tour again for Sister C to see. Best thing this time around was all the caterpillars in the butterfly haven are now all butterflies! So we got to hang out with them a bit. We got to try all the fruit and herbs. It was so fun. I have never had much of a green thumb but I am grateful for other people that do.
Friday we had a multi zone Conference in Sugar Land. Elder Corbridge from the Seventy was our speaker. We got some great council about teaching with power and what effect that has on the people we teach. We were blessed to have him come teach us. It was good and all but the highlight of the day was the ward Halloween party. It was filled with dancing and games and really amazing costumes. It was so hard to not dance. Like really hard. So all the missionaries did the limbo contest instead haha. The elders were pretty darn good. But I beat them :) Then we had our trunk or treat. We decorated our bike rack with ghosts. It was pretty legit. It was so much fun. I love seeing the ward in a more natural setting. Seeing all the adults have fun. The Spirit was just Happy! I feel that it is important for a ward to meet and use those nights to unite themselves. Our bishop and his wife dress up from Frozen and sang to us. That was the icing on the cake. I will try to attach the video!
On Halloween we had a good time proselyting with the time that we did have. Mostly just talking with random people but we still taught 6 lessons which is a miracle for a holiday. We had to be in at 7 and you can bet I was asleep by 8:15. It was awesome. Factor in that extra hour we got with the time change and I was one happy camper. It felt so good to sleep. I needed it.
Sunday we had 3 investigators at church which was awesome. One of them being Coach T. The best thing about small towns is that you run into people you know if you have lived there long enough. Coach knew 2 members right off that bat. It was awesome.
I guess that about wraps it up.
I am ponderizing Philippians 4:6
Glad y'all are doing well and I will talk to you next week :)