Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

"We Got A Date!"

Hey Y'all!!

Man we had a great first week of the transfer. So Elder Jacobson, super cool guy! I had no reason to worry about him because he is awesome! He's from Roy, Utah and has been out for 6 months. We graduated the same year and we are pretty similar, except that I like sports and he doesn't. But other than that, we are pretty similar. 

So this week we were able to meet with Kevin and Ragan as usual. Things are really going great with them! We were able to finish teaching the Plan of Salvation and we helped them set up a plan to be done with smoking and drinking. He really wants to quit and he is excited to quit as well. The next lesson we had was freaking awesome! On Saturday we go over and he made us some steaks for dinner. The only word to describe the taste was 'WOW'. It was amazing! He loves to grill and has been doing it for a long time! I freaking love how everyone in Texas can cook! :) So we had a really great dinner and we talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. We got to the point where we were talking about baptism and the Gift of the Holy Ghost and we talked about it for a good while. After we talked about that we asked him if we was ready to be baptized and he said yes. So set a date for the 30th and he was so excited about it! I've never seen anyone so excited to learn about the Gospel. I might have said that last week, but it's so true! This week he is going to our Mission Presidents fireside and I know that he will love it! We are going to start teaching their daughter this week and it would be really cool if he can receive the Priesthood and baptize her, well I guess soon to be step daughter. That was an idea that we had and we are going to be talking about it to them this week. We are also going to be teaching the Law of Chastity and commit them to live it. I know they're ready to live the commandments and hopefully all goes well. 

This week we were also able to go over to a part-members house and do some service. The members daughter is not a member and she has been asking questions about the church lately. So we went over and hung up pictures and helped around their apartment. We ended up having some really good conversations with her just about like comforting things in the scriptures and such. She has been going through a divorce and is just looking for something good. We didn't teach anything or push anything on her, but we were able to gain her trust and hopefully one day be able to share the message of the Restoration with her.  But it was a really good experience. 

So we are still trying to contact referrals! It seems like every time we contact 2, we get a few more. A lot of the referrals that we are getting are requesting things, but haven't lead to anything to solid yet. Me and Jacobson are really excited for this area though. We have quite a bit of service set up for this week and we are hopefully not going to be moving 1100 pound rocks at this one members house. haha! Even though, it wasn't as bad as it sounds. I'm pretty excited to call home! I'll be calling sometime on Mothers day between 9 am and 9 pm. So just be by the phone ready to pick it up...That's totally fine right? Haha! It'll probably be closer to between 2 and 5. Sunday should be a crazy day for us. Love Y'all and thanks for the emails! Have a great week!

Elder O'Brien

p.s. Look I sent the email this week. haha!

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