Monday, April 11, 2016

Week 41

Fam and friends!  What a great week on Mercer Island!  We did a lot of tracting with some minor successes.  Things really fell into place on Sunday though, so I'll give ya the highlights . . .

So we were tracting early last week when we ran into a Chinese lady who spoke zero English.  We're still working on learning Mandarin, so we just gave her a card with the church information on it and left.  Well, apparently she has an LDS friend in the stake, who she called and got more information about the church!  Her friend then told her she would come with her to our church and translate for her!  The best thing is, this week we jut started up a Mandarin Gospel Principles class for a couple other Chinese investigators we have and some of the members as well, so she felt right at home with all the members friend-shipping her.  Her name is Z X, and her daughter goes to school here and speaks English pretty well, so we set up a time that we're going to go over and give her a Mandarin Book of Mormon and her daughter will translate for us.  So sweet how it all worked out, and all from a pass-a-long card.

We're still teaching P (the teenager needing grandmother's approval for baptism) a good amount, we already taught him all the lessons and he's excited to be baptized.  While we wait for the signature, we are going through topics in the Strength of Youth pamphlet.  There's a lot of good stuff in there!  We've been helping V through some of her concerns, and we're about to go through the discussions with M, just to make sure she has a good understanding of everything.  They both love the church so much, and M's son-in-law is going to come up next month to perform her baptism.  The work is moving here on Mercer Island, we're just trying to find some more people to teach when we're not working with them!

This week my testimony of the power of the Priesthood really grew.  All I can say is I know that God cares about each of us and our situations, and he will take care of us if we just exercise faith in him.  If it matters to you, it matters to God.  I love this gospel, I love this church, there really is no way to describe the happiness that comes from living the commandments.  My favorite verse in the Book of Mormon comes from King Benjamin's address in Mosiah 2, "I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God.  For behold, thye are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never ending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true."

Have a great week!
Elder Robb
Taking Henry for a walk!


Me weekly planning while my comp eats cake.

Next 2 pictures:  A diet to live by.

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