Sunday, November 1, 2015

Week 61 - Highlands Ranch

Plan of Salvation
Hello Everyone,
This was a very good week.
Tuesday Oct 6th:
We went on exchanges. I went with Elder Legler in our area. We ended up teaching a brother of a former investigator. His name is James. He is very receptive and was interested in a lesson that we taught his brother (he was sitting in). We went a little more deep pulling up biblical sources to support the Plan of Salvation (there was a lot more than I thought) so it was a little confusing. We re-clarified some things and he invited us to come back. It also rained all day. Overall though it was a great day.
Wednesday Oct 7th:
It was a good day. Nothing too interesting happened. We did some tracting and found some potentials investigators. That night we had a discussion with a recent move in to our ward. She recently became active and has asked us to teach her the discussions. It is really cool to see someone embrace the gospel and she most definitely has.
Thursday Oct 8th:
It was a great day. We taught 4 lessons which is our record here in one day. We started off with a district meeting which was fun. We then went to go teach James again, but he wasn't home so we went by an elderly member of our ward. He really enjoyed the lesson we gave him on the Plan of Salvation. We felt inspired to share the Plan of Salvation with an investigators son across the street. I made some cutouts of the plan of salvation to make a game basically. I have the picture attached (It is also my new planner cover for next transfer which is on the 20th by the way). It went really well. In fact a friend of theirs came in while we were teaching and sat in. Because she walked in the middle of it she was extremely confused.
When we left we saw a member we have been trying to get in contact with. She had expressed interest in coming back to some other members and this was the only time we saw her. We talked for a while and set up another appointment. We then planned to do some tracting when a former investigator called us to have us come over for some service. We went over and were able to gain her trust to where she let us come back. We had been working at gaining her trust lately. She has been going through a hard time and we call twice a week to check in on her. We knew that sharing to gospel will improve her life. She is a very spiritual person and knows the Bible well. This morning actually she called us. We asked her how she was doing and she said fantastic. I feel it had something to do with us providing service, calling her twice a week and teaching her. It has been the first time we have seen her this happy.
Friday Oct 9th:
Broncos Stadium
I had a doctors appointment on the other side of Denver (about 1 hr to get there). That actually provided me with the opportunity to drive through Denver for the first time. We got to see the city and the Denver Bronco Stadium. The rest of the day was slow with Weekly Planning
Saturday Oct 10th:
This was another really good day. I was on exchanges with an Elder Rindlisbacher. He is my district leader and the best one I have ever had. We started the morning off by giving a blessing to a members co-worker. She has been struggling and heard about Priesthood blessings, so he called us up and had us go with him. It was a great experience. She cried at the end and we could tell she felt the spirit strongly. We hope to teach her, but unfortunately she is leaving the country for 2-6 months. We then went to a less actives house and shared a message. It was funny because Elder Rindlisbacher's house had all the same furniture. We also had a lot of unplanned service. It was fun because we got to demolish a coach for it. Overall it was a great day.
Sunday Oct 11:
It was a very long day. We had 8 hours of church with the ward council's added on. We also participated in a Mission Prep Class as well which was fun. In fact the stake is doing a Mini MTC next month which I will be able to participate in if I stay this next transfer.

So overall it was a good week. I hope you all have a great week. Also Happy 18th Birthday Jacob!
Till next time,
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher