This past week has been really good but also slow at the same time because of the Great Holiday season that we had and those that are still coming.
Tuesday we went to visit a few of our new investigators if we were by the area. They told us they probably wouldn't be home but they wanted us to check up on them. We then headed up to Prichard and delivered a few referrals that we had before our appointment with Willie Brown. We traveled to Saraland and gave Sister Wilson's son a blessing. We also visited a few less actives we weren't able to see the week before. We finished the night of with FHE and that went great.
Wednesday I went on a trade off with Elder Burnham. He is one of our Zone Leaders and needed him for a baptismal interview for Kimberly. We went to visit Latasha but she wasn't awake when we stopped by. We then went to our Backup plan of doing some 5v5's around some less active members and we found a few strong potentials. We then went to Prichard on our way to Kimberley's and delivered another referral and as we were doing 5v5's we found Jessie Moore who we will be teaching this week. Kimberley's interview went really well after her Neighbors who are Mezonite Jews stopped trying to bring in the wrong spirit. We nicely talked with them and wished them the best of luck. Kimberly will be getting baptized on January 3rd. We ended the Trade off and went to the Baylor's for dinner which was great. They are a less-active, part member family.
Thursday we had a good time as we planned and had a really great companionship Inventory. Throughout the day we did some tracting and visiting to members. We spent the evening with Brother Serrano and Brother Adair. Brother Adair's non-member parents came down and we shared a message about Christmas with them.
Friday we had a great morning by serving at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. It was great to see the smile on every one's faces as we were able to serve and help so many. After we went over to Bishop Parkes home and spent some time with them and there family over lunch. We followed up with District Meeting that afternoon and really pressed forward in trying to work hard and effectively throughout the day by planning well. We finished the night with phone calls to our families.
Saturday our day went pretty downhill you could say. We had good plans but allot of them fell through so we did allot of tracting and contacting. We had a good time thought showing the Lord that we were willing to work whether certain plans went through or not. We also worked on updating the progress record and making calls to recent converts to set up the new member discussions.
Sunday went really well. We were able to have a great lesson on the Life of Jesus Christ with Kimberely and she was able to attend Sacrament meeting which helps her on the way to her baptism. After church we visited with a few less active members. We had a few great gospel discussions with them and invited them to come back.
This week even though it seemed as if it was going to slow down for the Holidays we were still able to press forward and keep our eye on the prize of working hard and helping others receive the same blessings that we are able to receive each and everyday.
Elder Regan Hansen
Thank you for all your Love, Support, Encouragement, and Gifts.