The week has been so good, I have plenty to say! Wish I could just tell you about it in person.
Anyways we had a great start to week! We were able to regain our connections with our recent convert Bro. Irby. He is awesome and really open. Just a really solid dude. He told us what he had been struggling with the past few weeks and finally took a step back, and wanted to get back on the straight and narrow path. We were able to talk to him about repentance. He told us about an analogy that he had heard once. That Satan is a rubber band and we are with in that rubber band. Then he told us that as we try to get out of Satan's hold it gets harder and harder to leave. However there are other people within the rubber band with are also pushing behind you as well and that is God supporting our efforts to escape the clutches of Satan. It was really cool to see him again trying his best to follow the teachings that Christ has layed before us.
Then on Tuesday we were able to go teach a non-member that we had dinner with. Her name is Billy. She is basically a Dry Mormon. Nobody knows what her hold up is? Which is weird because she helped most of her family join the Church. Oh well I hope she will make the steps towards Baptism and the path towards eternal life.
On Wednesday we were able to meet with our new investigator Ember. She is so awesome. She is already interested in reading the Book of Mormon. Teaching the Restoration was so cool, she was listening to what we said so well. We even asked her to pray afterward and she did it was so good. She even asked Heavenly Father that if he sent us to her to help her recognize that and to help her truly understand what we teach her. It was such an awesome prayer. Totally one of the best missionary moments ever. I have high faith that she will read the book of mormon and pray about the truth it contains. Pray everyone that she will, so that Satan doesn't get his grimy hand on her.
We were able to teach brother Irby again and this time we talked to him about doing the right and how God will guide us if we let him back to the correct path, even when we do something wrong he is already doing his best to prepare us to return. It was truly an amazing discussion.
On Sunday we had one of the weirdest talks that I have ever heard before in my life, but that is a better story in person. The rest of the sunday went great. Always nice to partake of the sacrament and renew our covenants.
Anyways it has been a really great week. I love all of you!
Elder R.K. Northrup