Monday, February 3, 2014

Boldness in Laconia!

Hello family!  
How are y'all?  This week in New Hampshire has been one of craziness! It all started tuesday,  we were going out to teach some people and we taught one of our investigators named beverly.  She is a sweet old lady, but she is sharp as a whip, and it is soo cool to talk with her.  She read the Joseph Smith pamphlet and really liked it.  She said that for some reason everything that we were telling her sounded familiar, like she had heard it before.  So we asked her if she would come to church and she said, nope sorry, sunday is family day..... we are working on that.   I mean it is great that it is family day, but really?  no church?  but we have faith that she will come around. Later that night we went to young womens.  We had 2 investigators there.  And we played volleyball.  It was so much fun!  And the youth were fantastic.  It was so cool to be able to work with them and get to know them.  I feel like our investigators are in good hands there.

Wednesday we went out to a town called Belmont.  There we saw some of our less actives.  One was baptised and she really felt that she was clean at baptism, but she was smoking and we asked her if she thinks that is why she had a hard time feeling the spirit at church.  I don't know about you, but that is kindof a bold question to ask someone who is going to another church.  And she answered honestly and said that she would pray this week and ask heavenly father if she needs to come back to the Mormon church.  and she said she would listen with her spirit.  It was really cool. :)  We then had a lesson with the Marcoux kids.  They are a handful.  from 14-7  there are 5 of them, plus whatever friends they decide to have over, so it makes for interesting lessons.  Unfortunately this week was interesting, as one of the boys did not want to listen, which resulted in a fight and things being thrown and us sitting there not knowing what to do.  Well, sam, the member we invited to come with us showed up and saved the day.  It was so good.  Because otherwise we would have been absolutely lost.  we talked about the stripling warriors and how cool they are and things like that, because at that point the spirit wasn't there... but it all worked out.  We then had dinner with some members where we tested out a plan of salvation game that we made.   It was ok.  We need to make some adjustments.  Then we went and saw another less active lady and shared with her the plan of salvation game as well.  Her son came and played and her hasn't been to church for about 6 months, which is a long time especially considering he is only 13.  But it was a good lesson. :)

Thursday we had district meeting, and it was really fun. We talked about the light of Christ and the Holy Ghost.  We had to leave lunch early so that we could go and see a part member family.  And without really meaning to, basically the spirit took over and made us really bold again we asked if her kids wanted to have the lessons.  Her kids started to show up from school and she said well ask them... So we did, and Allison her daughter wants to learn more!  Crazy I know.  It is amazing what boldness can do sometimes. After that we tried to teach a lesson to another less active lady, and let me tell you, some new englanders like to talk.  and if they are professional story tellers, don't expect to get a word in.  She said a lot.  We tried,  and literally had to walk away while we were talking to her so we could leave.  It was crazy!

Friday  Sister Vanderhoef was ill, so we did some planning and watched some more of the church dvds.  And got some free pizza. :)

Saturday we went and taught another less active lady.  Her name is Lauri and she has a great testimony, the only problem is she doesn't live it all the time.  So we are working on her, and our boldness came out again and we just said basically will you stop drinking coffee?  Will you come back to church.  It was bold, and great, and she said she would try. She has some health things and takes some pills that make it hard for her to get up in the morning, but we are going to work with her and help her come back.  We then went out with one of the members in the ward her name is Kayla and she is going to USU this coming year!  She is so much fun!  I love her.  It was great.

Sunday we had church and there was a surprise birthday party for sam, so we helped out with that a little bit and then tried to find S. Vanderhoefs wallet, because it is missing and we had a doctors apt today and thankfully we didn't need it, but we are getting a little desperate.  We've looked everywhere, so prayers for finding that would be great.. Well thats all for the week.  Also if any of you have seen what about bob, We have been to lake winepesakee.  I think I spelled that wrong, oh well.  

Love always and forever,
SIster Lundahl

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