Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 7th

Great week to be a missionary! We had a bunch of cool experiences this week:

-Met with Victoria, a 23-yr-old that we met while street contacting. When we went over to teach with her family, we also met Ralph, an 18-yr-old who is just graduating from high school. The whole family was there, but they didn't really want to stay in the room for the lesson, so we taught Victoria and Ralph the Restoration and talked about baptism. They said that they would think about it, and we are meeting them in a couple of days.

-Taught Jude again at church, the 16-yr-old that we started teaching after playing him in basketball. We talked about the Plan of Salvation, and the young men's leader that was with us teaching basically gave Jude another baptismal invitation, and committed him to read the Book of Mormon everyday with his member friend. Jude said he had some concerns about baptism, but after we talked about baptism for a little bit, he said that his questions were answered. He says he will read and pray before deciding.

- Taught a less active family for the second time, finished teaching about the Restoration and the Book of Mormon, and we set a baptismal date for their 10-yr-old and 8-yr-old! Hopefully we can start getting the family to church! They are awesome, and the kids love hearing the lessons.

- We taught Carlita and her son, Shahime, again on Saturday. We set a baptismal date with both of them, and they said they would read and pray together. Carlita listens to Book of Mormon tapes, so she is working on reading and coming to church with her son. It's going great!

Those are the big stories from the week! Hopefully we can work on getting them over some of the stumbling blocks that are in their way towards baptism. It's so hard to see people say that they know the Book of Mormon is true, or that they feel a connection to us missionaries, but then can't make it through some of the commitments.

I hope I can continue to become a better teacher, too! There's so much I have to learn, and I'm excited about that. Love you all, stay strong. Reading for this week is Alma 60:36. Don't mess with Moroni!

Love you all,

Elder Crandell

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