Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

"The Streak is Over"

Hey Y'all!!
This week was a lot warmer than last weeks! I can't even begin to tell you how annoyed I am from this weather! You never know how it's going to be. But with the warm weather, everyone decided to leave Killeen this week. This week was really interesting for us because we had 14 appointments cancel on us this week. Yes that is 2 a day. So it was really frustrating because we would plan the night before, then as we are doing our studies, and even while we are out proselyting, we get a text or call from the person canceling. So there was a lot of hard times during the day where we wouldn't know what to do. But we were able to have some success this week.
We had a really cool lesson with Keva too. We talked a lot about stake conference and how she felt about it. She said that she loved it and that some of the stuff that was talked about, like the plan of salvation, sounded really familiar to her. Which was really awesome! We talked a lot about the Spirit and shared some scripture in Galatians that talks about the fruits of the Spirit. She said that every time we come over and talk with her, and even at stake conference, she felt that. She had no idea that was the spirit, so that was really cool when she realized that. The only problem is that she doesn't remember the Restoration of the Gospel. So we are going to have to talk to her about that again.
So our Christmas Eve baptism has been pushed back. Jason is really cool though. He works for the FBI and has crazy hours too. He loves what he has been taught about tha gospel already and is really excited to be baptized. The only problem is that he still has quite a few things to be taught and we can only meet with him once this week. So that is not enough time at all to teach everything. But he has already committed to baptism and already choose the person who he wants to baptize him too. So he is really solid.
This week we also were able to work with the Davis and Kinder families. With the Davis family, they really want to be sealed in the temple together. The only thing is that the need to be active in the church for one year. So we set a goal for them to be sealed in the temple to together one year from now as a christmas present to them from God. IT was a really cool lesson and discussion that we had. We all could feel the spirit. The Kinder's, we don't exactly know what their problem is. It seems like they really want to come back, But at the same time, they don't. It's like they change their minds every week and they can't make up their minds. They are interested in family history so we are going off that.
Our streak on people not coming to church is over! We had this lady come named Sharon who we have only taught once, so we were really excited to see her come! We have an appointment set up for Wednesday to talk about church and more about the restorations. I hope you all have a great week! I love reading emails about what is going on outside of Texas! I Hope everyone has a great day!
Elder O'Brien

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