Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him

So we had some pretty neat stuff happen this week! 

Tuesday, we had Jack S.'s baptismal interview. It was super neat to see him be ready for baptism! We also saw the Mills (4th Ward). Carolyn is a super active member that works in the temple every two weeks. Her husband Ivan is a born again Christian who is just a cowboy at heart! Going over and talking with him makes me miss home a bit, but man he is a great guy! They are in their late 60's early 70's and we talk to mainly Ivan. Carolyn puts her words in and helps us out a lot! Ivan just needs to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon and he is set. We also saw an investigator in 7th ward named Evalisa S. She is a great investigator and really honestly wants to learn. We bring a member named George F. along with us, because she is Dine (Navajo) , and he is Dine. So they get a long quite well. Evalisa is living with her boyfriend Brian Y. They have two kids. We decided that we might as well just teach her about the Law of Chastity and the Word of Wisdom. Man... Was I glad that George was there! He helped out a ton teaching Chastity. We invited her to obey the Word of Wisdom, and she said she would. We also invited her and Brian to think about getting married. She said she would, so they are doing quite well. 

Wednesday, we went and saw Sylvia O., an investigator in 7th ward. She was supposed to get baptized this weekend, but her son, who's a member, said he couldn't make it. So we are hoping for two weeks. We had a good lesson with her, and she is getting really close!

Thursday, we had District Meeting. Side note, I have been playing the piano in District Meetings ever since I got to Farmington. I'm improving every time I play! Mom... You were right, I should've taken Piano lessons more serious. Tell Carolyn that I am sorry. You told me and I should've listened! But I am getting better and better! I can play quite a few songs with both hands now! The Lord is blessing me in that regard! 

Friday, we did weekly planning, and also went to the San Juan County Detention Center. Since it is in our area, we have some inmates who request visits with us. They are all really kind to us, and we are super excited for Leroy J. to get released this next week so that we can formally teach him the lessons and get him baptized. He is a really good guy who is in jail for one stupid decision. He really has desires to change, and also go to the temple. His ex-girlfriend is an active member, so he knows quite a bit about the church! He has read the Book of Mormon 3 times so far, and he said every time he reads it again, he finds more and more! He is really quite prepared, it's just a matter of getting him taught, Baptized, the Aaronic Preisthood, and then eventually the Melchizedek Preisthood and to the Temple! He is a solid dude! We also had the Ward Barbecue for 7th Ward, and they had the big inflatable balls that you get into and can run into each other. It was a lot of fun, and Elder Bratt and I decided to run full speed into each other from 30 yds. away. Let me just say, that Elder Bratt is 6'3" and 215 lbs., and I'm only 6'1" and 190 lbs, so needless to say, it felt like I got hit by a bus. It was a lot of fun!  

Saturday, was a great day! We finally had Jack's Baptism! He was so prepared and so excited! He is a really great guy! He has such a desire to do what is right! He had been waiting for that day for quite a while! He just knew it was right! 

Sunday, Jack was confirmed, and he received the gift of the Holy Ghost. His eyes lit up after that! He was ecstatic and he was also very emotional! It was super neat to see how the church has changed his life thus far. 

Anywho, I "Hopi" (haha sorry) you are well! Stay fast to the iron rod! Keep the faith. Live the truth. Love the Lord! 


Elder Breinholt
New Mexico Farmington Mission 

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