Monday, January 4, 2016

Double Spirit Session with a Side Order of Finding!

This week has been marvelous! We were able to teach Lot & Valora twice this week with a member. Oh man member lessons are the best! Bro. Gardner came with us to both lessons that we taught. I was just exceedingly astonished because how much more understanding there was when we had Bro. Gardner there. With all three of us testifying it just turned out really incredible. We taught both the Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They haven't accepted our invitations yet but it is amazing to see how much they are progressing. Plus, bringing a member is like the wheat to our thin. It just makes sense!

On Friday, I went on exchanges with our district leader Elder Knight (who came out with me). That day was amazing! He taught me so much. I love learning from other missionaries. I learned a lot about contacting. Even though I really stink at. I learned that the more you try to teach some doctrine while you are finding people the chance they are willing to listen skyrockets! We even were able to teach part of the restoration to the 15 yr. old kid named Ivan, he is Ukrainian. He accepted our invitation to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. He also wants to get baptized!  Pray that he will read the Book of Mormon and gain a testimony of it and want to learn more about it. We also went and taught a member lesson to the Beach Family. One of there daughters is about to go on a mission too Tucson, Arizona. We taught a lesson using the video by the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson called "Faith in the Work of Salvation". Elder Knight then gave a spiritual experience about how doing missionary work now can bless their lives. We then invited them to ask a non-member they know to meet with the missionaries and they accepted the challenge. We are following up with them in two weeks.  Then exchanges ended.

We had another great member lesson on Saturday. We were praying about what member we should visit while Elder Moon came across the Gassman's in the ward directory and we both kinda felt directed towards there house. When we arrived and knocked at the door they let us in and we were able to teach them a member lesson as well. At the end of it Sister Gassman was shedding tears of happiness, because of how strong the spirit was in that room. They also accepted the invitation to invite someone to meet with the missionaries. Plus, they already have names of people in mind. It was just a glorious moment to be apart of at that time.

Well I love you all and hope you guys enjoy this new year. Pray to God when you struggle and pray to him when you aren't because it will make it all better. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. So why not start sharing it!

Elder R. K. Northrup

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