This week to me seemed as if one of the most effective weeks that has been so thoroughly planned. It has been amazing at the effective work ethic it has wrought and I am going to share it with the entire District.
This past Monday was a great P-day. We were able to get allot of different things done for the week and were able to get the car all cleaned up for Zone Conference. We had an evening at the Hearns and had some great gospel discussions with them.
On Tuesday we went to the Mobile Infirmary and gave a less active Sister in the Ward a Blessing. She has been having some complications from a Knee replacement surgery. We updated our referral binder and continued to set them up with also including member pages for each zip code so we know what referrals and less active members live by where we are working at so we can effectively see them and do 5v5's. Zone Conference was such a boost for me. All the questions that I had were answered because of the spirit and I really received a strong witness that what we have been doing allot of is what the Lord would have us do. I did receive some great things to work on that will continue to help our area grow even more. The Christmas Party the ward had was amazing and the Love was felt by and through all the missionaries.
Wednesday we had a great lesson with Latasha Tucker. We taught the Restoration and at the end of the lesson we were kneeling with her in prayer. It was such a beautiful experience. We then left her house and tracted for about and hour and found Tracy and Angie. It is amazing at how great 5v5 really are. That day we tried to visit 11 less active member and were able to contact 5 of them and do allot of 5v5's. We had dinner with the Applegate family and talked with Brother Holyoak about his farewell on Sunday. We then went and contacted a few more less active and made some referral calls and we were able to set up and appointment with Annette Shelton.
Thursday we had some great planning that I feel has been the best planning session of my mission so far. We were able coordinate and set up allot of things that will allow us to be more effective though out the day and also with helping our investigators. We then went and visited some less active and found Davis by doing 5v5 around them. We also had a great Restoration with Lennona and Gerrard who we delivered the Lamb of God DVD too. They were excited about the message we shared and have an appointment in a few short days.
Friday was an exciting day. We traveled up to Saraland which we only make it up to about every couple of weeks. We first visited Ryesha and Andrew Henderson. We are still working with him and he has accepted the invitation to learn more. Throughout the day in Saraland we visited 31 less active members and 5 active members homes. We found out that a about 6 had moved and quite a few of them had joined other churches. We had dinner with the Mathie family which was great. We then continued our visits and delivered a media referral to a less active member.
Saturday we had the Bishops Storehouse. It is amazing being able to see how the church is able to help so many of it members. It was great being able to do service and really see the joy in having a great fellowship with those members. After we went and visited some more less active in the 18 zip code and tracted around them. We were able to meet allot of great members and also some great people that we were able to contact through 5v5. Even though they were not interested there stories of overcoming trials were strengthening to my Testimony.
Sunday we had a great meeting at church. We didn't have any investigators at church but we had one of the families that we visited and invited back to church came back. She knows President Spencer and was able to see him. We are going to re-teach the discussions to her and give her son a blessing tomorrow. We had a potluck after church and many of the less active members stayed and joined in the fun. We then went and did more less active visits and also had a great lesson with Brother Serrano and Adair. Brother Serrano has come back into full activity and his desires are so strong and he has been learning at such a rapid pace in the short past 2 months. We have moved Kimberely's Baptism to the 3rd of January and will be teaching her this week and finding out why she wasn't able to make it to church.
Elder Regan Hansen