Monday, March 3, 2014

Drumroll Please...

Hello everybody!  

As always, this week has yet again, been pretty good.  Yes, we had LOTS of rain!  Rainy days on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and a cloudy day on Sunday.  It truly has been an answer to the prayers of the Saints on the central coast.  Some people have told us that 90% of it has been running into the ocean though, so that's kind of weird.  I'm not exactly sure what's going on there...

This week we had the opportunity to teach Jamie again!  We went by and taught her a textbook Plan of  Salvation lesson.  I made a little makeshift Plan of Salvation diagram out of paper, and I drew and colored all of the parts and laminated it with shipping tape.  Gotta say, it looks pretty cool.  She thought it was cute, so that's good.  :)  Jamie read nine whole chapters out of the Book of Mormon; she read from 3 Nephi 11 to 3 Nephi 19, and she said that she loved it, but wanted something a little more specific to the Book of Mormon.  So, naturally, we gave her Moroni 10 to read and promised her again that God would answer her prayers.  At the end of the lesson, we invited her to be baptized.  She said "no" for right now, because she has been attending this Presbyterian church ever since she was 3 years old.  We told her we knew it was a big thing to ask, and as we were talking about it a little bit more, her kids came home from school.  What a coincidence!  It's funny how it always happens like that.  Jamie did promise to pray about the Book of Mormon, and we set up a regular meeting schedule to meet with her every Thursday at 2:00.  Miracles CAN come from tracting!

Also, this week was also our stake conference.  Benito and Griselda attended the adult session on Saturday night, and them and Mario came to the Sunday session.  It was great!  President and Sister Castro spoke at both sessions, and on Sunday, President and Sister Huff, the Los Angeles temple president, spoke.  There are 26 missionaries serving in our zone, and we all stood up when President Castro spoke.  It was pretty cool.

Benito and Griselda are solid for March 15th!  They asked me to give the talk on Baptism, and Elder Gaylor for the Holy Ghost, can't wait!

So, there are two sets of missionaries serving in our ward.  One of them hasn't been able to go out and do work for a long time because of bad migraines, and this morning, he was sent home to get better.  So, for this week at the minimum, we will be in a "tripanionship" with the other elder.  Hope it goes great!  We have high hopes.

Love you all!  Hope you have a great week!

Elder Harper 

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