mis-sion-ary (noun): someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may live with their families for Eternity.
Monday, February 28, 2011
40 DAY FAST
Thanks for the pictures, it looks like everyone was trying to be really happy and smily, but that just seems weird because it was at a funeral, everyone should have just looked extremely sad and it would have totally fit the mood better!!! That is good that all went well with the funeral and stuff, it would have been really cool to be there and be with the fam, but thats okay it looked like everyone was doing just great.
SO yesterday was sunday as you should probably know. Elder Shepard and I and the ward mission leader (who we are related to) gave a talk in sacrament meeting. So this is elder shepards second week in the mission field, so he must have been really scared and nervous to talk to a ward that he doesn't know. But his talk was 2 maybe 3 minutes, when it was supposed to be 10 to 15. We had a youth speaker that spoke longer than he did. But that is just mostly how he is right now, when we have teaching appointments, he maybe says a sentence the whole time we are there so it is really helping me to be better at teaching people because i am talking the entire time but i also wish that he would open his mouth and contribute once in a while.
Anways, We talked on missionary work the whole sacrament meeting and I was just bold with them, telling them that members are full time finders and missionaries are full time teachers, so they need to help us and give us people to teach.. Since I have been in this ward we have not received a single referral, so i was just telling them that they need to help us out. I thought that the meeting went pretty well, I was talking about having faith and overcoming our trials, I talked for a second about how someone in my family just recently passed away and how we have the knowledge of where he is going but our friends and neighbors that are not of this faith do not, so its our duty to open our mouths and to share the gospel and the news of eternal families and things like that. I just hope that the members actually start to get excited and do it, but a lot of people came up to me and told me that i did a really good job.
Other than that this week has not been all that excited, we have had a couple of potentials cancel appointments, and have some people tell us that they don't want to talk to us anymore. But We also had some good things happen as well. We set up some appointments, and we received a new potential investigator, so next week we should have two new people to teach, because right now we have basically no one to teach. This saturday brandy is going to get baptized, and after that we really don't have too many progressing investigators. We are starting a 40 day fast in the ward, and the families in the ward will be fasting for missionary work, and specific people that we are teaching in our investigator pool. HOpefully with this 40 day fast we will get new people to teach and the members will actually start to help us out.
So I heard Deron williams got traded from the jazz, i wrote more about it to derek but i just have to let you know how gay i think it is. I don't even want to watch the jazz when i get home. That is so lame.
Well I need to get going because we are going golfing and playing 18 holes, I haven't golfed in a while so this should be interesting, hopefully all is giong well with the fam, and everything. How is tennis going, what is new and exciting lately, exciting not depressing! I wrote ty davis but he still didn't write back.
Well i gotta run, I love you and will talk to you later, have a great week.!!! LOVE ELDER GNEHM