Monday, April 21, 2014

April 14, 2014

Happy Easter this week!! Another weekly update- As for Kathy and Jim- We had a good lesson with them on faith and what our faith should be based upon. There is a movie called finding faith in Christ that is good that we watched with them. The only hold up for them is Cathy and the priesthood; she feels men and women are not equal in our church because they don't hold the priesthood. We tried explaining it to her and printed Elder Oaks talk from conference but they are actually out of town for about a week for a funeral so we will see them when they are back. After the lesson we got talking and thinking about what to do and the idea came that she needs to pray about it and study and get her own answer; just like everything else in the gospel! Elder Judd got sick one day with the flu but it didn't last too long. Gwen is still doing great getting ready for her baptism. We had a lesson on tithing with her and it went good. Trying to think outside the box and make it creative we went to the store and changed a dollar for pennies and used the pennies as a visual to help her understand and also took a tithing slip and she filled it out and wanted to give 50 cents instead of just 10 so that was neat. But then on Sunday morning she forgot it so she couldn't give it to the bishop! We had Zone Training Meeting and that's always a good learning experience. We have a new investigator I think I mentioned last week, his name is Butch and taught him the restoration. It went pretty good actually. He had an engine from a car or something drop on him when he was a mechanic and it caused some brain damage and it’s hard to understand him. I know that handicapped people do not need to be baptized but 'm not sure what the definition is for someone to be "handicapped" because this day in age there are people we see all the time that say I can't work I'm emotionally handicapped and stuff like that which is true somewhat but they still can think and be ok... so what is the limit on someone who is disabled? Any ideas? We went to the casino on the reservation and went gambling. That was fun I made some money! Hah no we did go to the casino to the bingo hall to help set up for a big business showcase and the events. Helped move and get rid of old electronics. It is crazy how many things old people have. We helped two guys and there was like 6 TV's, a few computers, printers, antique things like air force transmitters, got rid of all that. We are still going through the ward list seeing people we don't know and we met one lady and ended up knowing her dad as an active member but he has cancer and is in the hospital and talked for an hour and committed her to coming back to church. But then she wasn't there Sunday. There was a youth fireside yesterday that was excellent, the speaker talked about Apollo 13 and related it to our journey home and we are the ship and Houston is God. Happy Easter, remember him, remember He Lives! I don't think I have sent this….but its good either way- D&C122:7-8 And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he? Love you lots, Elder Stevenson

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