Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Picking up the pace

Dear Family and Friends
       This week marks another week gone and by in the mission and life of ME, the not so center center of the universe. The Lord is hastening his work and we need to keep up or have to catch up. I vote keep up it is so much easier.
          Monday we visited with a couple named Mary and Gary. They really got lucky on the name matching game! It was a good lesson we shared with them The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was good, we had some really good conversation. They aren't too interested but they have a son who is LDS, and their grandson will obviously do this. So they thought they might as well listen to us.
             Tuesday was rather crazy, as it should be. We had fun setting up a Xbox to watch The Restoration movie and then trying to teach The Plan of Salvation to a less active with crazy animals, but they were both good visits. The Restoration lesson went as could be expected the man did not like our "emphasis" in The Book of Mormon. I kind of threw it gently back in his face when he asked which was more important The Bible or The Book of Mormon. I asked him well which is more important the Old or New Testament? Answer your own question. He also does not believe in one true church...... we will leave it at that. We had a good lesson with the Alarcon boy, Miguel, and that was good. It was super fast, then we went and met up with our member for a team up. We went out with President Thompson and then went to a Hispanic family and taught them about the first point of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Faith with the Family: A Proclamation to the World. It went super well especially when President Thompson bore his testimony. We then went and had pizza with another investigator, then taught him about The Plan of Salvation, which went super well. Lenard, or Leonard, (don't judge my spelling) had lots of questions but we were able to answer them by bearing testimony of The Book of Mormon and how we received answers through the Holy Ghost. Then we taught him how he could receive an answer through reading and prayer, and how to recognize the Spirit.
          Wednesday we had a good day. We had exchanges and blitzed Crete. We had lots of fun. I had the opportunity to find Mary again and teach her about The Restoration and The Atonement of Jesus Christ. It was a super powerful but simple lesson and it was only miscommunication which kept us from meeting with her, so it was a good lesson. We did lots of walking and that was good. We had some good times. I was with a new Elder, Elder Kimzey, so it was fun. 
          Thursday was crazy, we had district meeting and things took longer than planned for getting back to Crete. We saw people a little out of order, but it was good. We saw Leonard again and read 1 Corinthians 15 to help him understand the degrees of glory better, and because of that we were able to get the Alcarcon parents involved in the lesson with the boys. We talked and read about the sacrament and we hope they will come to church sometime. We were then able to see Vidal, which was good. It had been a while and he isn't really seeming to progress, so we are going to give him the our purpose lesson next time and get him motivated to progress or we might have to drop him.
            Friday we did service for Brother Wardle and then went to the Chinese Buffet for lunch and that was good. We did weekly planning and then had dinner. Then went to a meeting with Brother Pister , Brother Nottingham, and President Kearl about how to move the work forward in the Seward Branch and that took up our evening. So that was good day. 
             Saturday we helped out at Foodnet. People were a little surprised to see me still there after having me gone through two companions. We played basketball with Dylan. I am getting better. I almost won one of the games of 21, then we were able to see Jesus and Estmirana and teach them The Restoration.
Elder Logan Joseph Draper

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