Monday, January 18, 2016

Week 29


Another good week in the promised land of West Seattle.  Well, this week we actually dropped a lot of our investigators.  They're all cool and like having us over but a lot of them were just not progressing for one reason or another.  The real let down was the fact that we had to let "A" go; we referred him to the Spanish elders.  We kind of felt it would help him the most, with fellowship and with understanding better.  We know he and his family will be baptized.  Now we just have to find some more!

On Saturday we had a lesson with "B", and we were really firm about getting her to come to church.  She understands why it is important, she just never comes.  We asked her for the last time and she gave us a firm NO.  So we left.  We weren't planning on coming back just because the only way she can progress at this point is by coming to church.  Of course, she came yesterday!  We were so happy, I didn't even see her when I was at the pulpit giving my talk, she came up to us afterwards and we were baffled.  She only stayed for sacrament but it was way cool.  (THIS is what he used for his talk.  He doesn't have any written notes, he relied on the Spirit to prompt him with what he should share.)

We had zone interviews with President this week.  One of the trainings that we received was how to street contact.  Lots of role play, not my favorite.  One of the counselors to the President says that we should each have a testimony of role play.  I'm not quite there yet.  We actually learned some really good stuff.  Street contacting is kind of scary but West Seattle is a great place to be for it.  We tried it out at Lincoln Park the other day.  Not much success at first but finally we ran into a really cool girl from China.  She visits her friends at the college here often.  She speaks English pretty well.  We talked for half an hour about the Book of Mormon.  When she was looking through the pictures at the front, she described, in broken English, the warm feeling she was getting in her heart.  We then explained the Holy Ghost to her.  What a cool moment.

Last night was another member-missionary fireside.  My 7th since coming out!  Always good.  This one was extra special though because Stephanie (a girl whom Elder Follett and I had taught back in North Creek) was baptized recently and spoke!  So glad that she was baptized.  She bore a sweet testimony about how she felt during her baptism.  Always good to see old friends and people we used to teach.
This week at interviews, President shared this one scripture before we all went back to our areas:

Helaman 3:27-30
"27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.
28 Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.
29 Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked-
30 And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out."

Hope you all have an AWESOME WEEK!  I love you all.

Elder Robb

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