Monday, August 3, 2009

Regan August 3, 2009

Well this week started out with a few doubts concerning Kevin's Baptismal interview but by the end the Lord's peace and comfort was surrounding us all.

On Monday we had a good p-day getting things prepared. We went to Misty's house to confirm with Kevin about his Interview the next day. We visited with the Parson's later that night and discussed the families needs and how we could best help them with service and letting them feel of the love the Savior has for them.

On Tuesday district meeting went well. The spirit directed me and everyone really was uplifted and the spirit edified us all. I then went with Elder Tolley and Smith to Kevin's for the Interview. It went real well and he is ready to be baptized. We then went to Defuniak and spent the rest of the day visiting less active and past investigators. We tracted a few streets and there were some who we found as potentials.

On Wednesday we came back to Crestview and helped a member with service because they were moving from the Crestview 2nd ward to Niceville ward. We were able to help them accomplish all that was needing to be done and they were grateful. I love feeling the love of our Savior as we give Christlike service. We visited Brother Hutchins who has been participating in the stop tobacco class we did and he is one day short of a week without and doing great. We then went to Misty's and talked with Kevin about the baptism and we were able plan out the whole program. We had dinner with the Linares family and will be offering service to them here shortly. She is a single mom who is working 3 different Jobs. I went on splits that night with Brother Horst and we visited Sister Dukes and her husband who is not a member. He did end up coming to church.

On Thursday we planned and talked with everyone for the baptism and everyone was more than willing to accept. We visited Sister Woodard and had a great lesson on temples. That is her goal is to achieve to go to the temple. She is still working with her bosses to get Sundays of so she can come to church. We visited the Walkers and answered questions they had concerning things they had heard. They have been less active but are excited to begin their habit of coming to church again. We finished to night of with Activity night and had some investigators there.

On Friday we had Lunch with Brother Fisher which was great. He always has some great experiences to share about his mission. We then went and tracted through some awesome rain. I enjoyed doing the Lord's work of tracting even when the rain was falling. We found Dennis Bottman as a potential and he seems very open to learning. We went on splits later that night and Elder Jensen and I visited with Michael for a few minutes and then talked with our Ward Mission Leader about the Finalizing touches for the Baptism.

On Saturday we traveled up to Laurel Hill after the Conference Call. As we were there we decided to visit those strong potentials we received from last week as we tracted. We were able to set up appointments with Virginia and also the young family of Jeff & Jessica Brown. We then had Kevin's Baptism that went well. Misty invited many non-member friends and we received a few potential investigators. The spirit was very strong and Misty's fiance's heart is continuing to be softened.

On Sunday Kevin was confirmed which was great. We also had Brother Phillips at church and they have decided that probably around the 2nd week of September will be when he gets baptized. We had Sister Fehlman at church for her 2nd time now which is very exciting. We will be setting a date with her next week. Sister Toolan had a few friends at church and she is setting up times this week that we can teach them in her home. We had dinner with the Coleman family and after went out with Grant and visited a few less actives and set up appointments with a couple of them.

I thank the Lord for allowing me to learn and grow. I enjoyed being able to be a district leader and learning how to better love and serve the Sisters and Elder I have been able to serve. I am so Grateful for the Opportunity that I also have to serve her in Crestview for another 6 weeks. It may be my last but the experiences and love that I have felt here of those I have been able to serve and serve with have truly touched my life in so many ways.

Love You

Elder Regan Hansen

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