Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13. 2014


There isn't anything NEAR as exciting to tell you about, as compared to last week. SORRY. But we did teach a lot! This week we had a total of 37 lessons! That's kinda a big deal, just so you know. Twenty-two of those lessons were lessons taught to Recent Converts or Less active members. It's so cool to be able to help out those struggling with their testimonies as well as those who are searching for light and truth.

The best part of the week was Shawndante. He's our 13 year old investigator and he is seriously the cutest thing. We originally weren't planning on teaching him, but he came to conference with Calvin last week! He's progressing a lot, so we put him on-date for November 22! Problem is, we haven't even met his mom yet. We've talked to his dad a little bit, but his mom is so busy and we haven't been able to meet with her. Shawndante is our first priority and we want him to have family support and not go less-active. So it's essential to get his parents on board. and you know, it wouldn't be terrible if his family got baptized with him. Haha... But when he gets baptized, it's going to be so awesome! He's going to be a member of the Seventy one day. He's so in tune with the spirit and he's so open to learning more. He totally gets the priesthood and the apostasy and everything! We told him to pray about the Book of Mormon and he told us that when he prayed about it, he felt a gush of wind and an overwhelming peace. He knew that it was the spirit! And everytime he prays in lessons he says, "thanks for getting the Mormons here safely." Hahaha it's so cute! So, keep him in your prayers!

We've been hearing a lot about the movie "Meet the Mormons." We aren't allowed to go to the theater and watch it, but if a member gets it, we can watch it with them. But rumor has it that next week at our specialized training we'll be watching it. So I'll keep you updated next week! :) But you should really go see it! We've heard lots of good things about it and I'm really excited to see it. So you all should go see it and tell me how it is! :) 

Also, make sure to keep Sonja in your prayers! She's a less active and recent convert and she's trying to overcome smoking again. She needs all the help she can get! :) 

We've been teaching this family where the husband was on the brink of going LA. Luckily, thanks to the Spirit, we got in there just in time! In the past, he did not want to be a member anymore, but we taught him and his family. He came to church yesterday and he bore testimony of faith and scripture study. We know that if we had not been listening to the Spirit, he would still be hard-hearted and less active for sure.

I'm so grateful for all of you! This week has gone by so fast and I know that Heavenly Father loves each of his children. I've been studying the Christlike attributes and i's amazing how well faith and hope go together. You cannot have hope without faith. Having Hope in Christ and his Atonement will help us to have more faith in him, and vice versa!

I love you!

Sister Gardanier
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