Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Elder Brown totally wiped out!

 Jan 5, 2015

First off, when we were riding our bikes to email elder Brown totally wiped out on his bike! It was the craziest thing. He was just riding on the sidewalk and all of the sudden he just slammed into the ground. When I asked him what happened he had no clue! It tore up one of his gloves and he hurt his wrist pretty bad. Hopefully he will be alright, luckily we are going over to a members house tonight who is a doctor:)
     This week has been a hard week, but I have learned a lot of patience and how to better rely on the Lord. Are only investigator we are working with at the moment has been out of town and we haven't been able to teach him. We have been praying ever night that he will stay strong on his trip! He went to Colorado with some of his not very good friends, so we are hopping he won't make any bad choices. Please keep him in your prayers. He is such a good guy and I know if he will keep the commitments we are giving him that he will be baptized! This week we have also done a lot of trackting! Trackting is quite the interesting experience:) It is always nerve racking and fun to see who is going to be behind the door, and you end up meeting some interesting people. The best part about trackting is probably the opportunity to bare testimony about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even thought most people don't let us in, we are giving them a chance to feel the peace and power of the Spirit. Hopefully a heart or two were softened as we shared with all of these people this wonderful message. I just really wish all of these people would realize what we have to share with them! This isn't just another church to join, it is Jesus Christ's restored church that is here again on the earth. If only they knew how much this gospel could change their lives they would be knocking on our door asking us to teach them:) I know that Heavenly Father is preparing people to receive this message we just have to follow the spirit and keep looking:) This week we also had some really good work of salvation/ missionary work lessons with members. This one family has a 16 year old boy who has a friend that has came to church a few times, we were able to share a powerful video on the Book of Mormon and then invited them to share a copy of the book with the friend. We also had a good lesson with the Purcell family. They are such a solid family, and they said they wanted to set a goal for the amount of non-member families that they would invited to dinner this year. I really think that member referrals is what is going to lead to baptisms in this area. We are also going to start teaching the families in our ward the missionary lessons, I think it will help members reach out more to their friends and share the gospel.
      We also found out some amazing information this Sunday. This lady named Peggy Springer is getting baptized this Saturday! I have never taught her, but elder Brown said that she has been taught by so many missionaries. She has also been going to church for 3 years, bears her testimony and sings in the choir:) Everyone in the ward is so excited for her! Hopefully this will fire everyone up for missionary work this upcoming year.
   Well I hope everyone has a good first week going back to school, as hard as it may be, and that y'all are keeping an eye out for missionary opportunities! 


Elder Griffin

P.S. This is a picture of my new zone.

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