Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Goal of Eternal Life as a Family (Week #23)

Soooooo our week......yikes. SO yeah J came to church again. We're best buddies. He bore his testimony yesterday. We had a few investigators at church. M, J, V and K. She can't seem to grasp that everyone has a chance to talk in sacrament meeting and our "pastor" doesn't talk every week. She can't understand that we don't even really have a pastor. Finding was good. We had a big zone blitz of pretty much everyone's area. Found some pretty solid peeps. Ohhhhh G. ugh freakin heck. Kid texted us the other day and dropped us. Said he needed to focus on getting a job to support his grandma and wanted to put baptism to the side. Wayyyyyy frustrating. J would be able to pass the sacrament if he came to church.....

What has been your biggest challenge this week? 
Biggest challenge has been keeping my head up after G dropped us. I loved that guy. He was awesome. But it's all good.

What has been your biggest concern? 
Concern...maybe meeting all the new people from the blitz. We don't want anybody slipping through the cracks.
What has been your biggest success?
We sat down with M and J's whole family and had a huge talk about their goal of eternal life as a family and basically set life goals with them. It's hanging on their wall at home now!

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why? 
Sister S. She's a single mom with 6 mouths to feed and has the best attitude ever. She's a really good mom. When we had the planning session she shared a lot of really great feelings and hopes for her family. She wants them all together and she's only been a member for a few months. She works 2 jobs and maybe gets like a few hours of sleep every night. 

What has been your most significant tender mercy?
The day we got dropped by G was when we had the planning sesh. So I went in with kind of a bad attitude. But I really wanted to help them. At one point we got to talk about the temple and baptisms for the dead. And Sister S brought up that she had a son die when he was born. And I got to tell them that he was already saved. and the happiness that they showed was amazing. Then we asked them if they'll follow their goals so they can reach eternal life as a family. And M said they'd follow it if I'd be there with them...Super great feeling. Motivation for sure.

What are you looking forward to this coming week? 
This week we have a branch movie night...And there'll be ice cream...sooooo yeah. Just kidding. I'm excited for that but Only because we'll have investigators there to introduce to members and stuff.

Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it. 
Our goal is to finish out the transfer strong. Keep finding and not fade at the finish.

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?
Stories about the family of Nephi and the lack of unity they had and how they sort of fell apart when Lehi died. Taught me the importance of unity in everything. 
Oh!! And I finished the Book of mormon in spanish!! No big deal! Really cool stuff.

Love you guys! Hope you have a great week!
Elder Hess

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