This past Wednesday night after we were done planning, we got a call from some of the Assistants informing us that they wanted to come and hang out with us all day Thursday. We agreed to let them come work with us and it actually wasn't as bad as you would think it would be! Haha no I'm just kidding they are awesome but what was really cool is that that night, we had all the young men and Elders quorum and High priest meet at the church and we all split up with members and went and saw Less active and part member families that our bishop wanted us to see so we had a successful day with their help.
Yesterday was just crazy. So we have a recent convert that just moved into our ward boundaries. She is 9 years old and she is the only one in her family that is baptized. We've been trying to get her mom to take her to church for a long time with no success so we just decided to go up and get her before church. Her parents didn't want to come but they said that she could come with us so we took her to church and she loved it! After church, we went back to her apartment to drop her off. Oh, and did I mention that this is one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in our area? Yeah, it gets mentioned on the news a lot from what we've heard and not in a good way. We walk her up to the door and it's locked... She knocks on the door for awhile and nobody comes... We take her over to her cousin's house and same situation. So now we are stuck in this ghetto apartment complex with someone's child, and we had our other church starting soon. We had no idea what to do. After some prayer on everyone's part, Elder Udy and I went back to the door of her house and just started pounding on it. After a couple of tries, this guy opens the door and just stares at us. It looked like he just woke up and I don't think he spoke English but we got her back into her house and we went to our other ward... late but it was alright.
Sometimes we don't take full advantage of how much God cares about the situation we are in. I know that we wouldn't have tried to go and slam on her door if we hadn't of prayed for help first. He is just waiting for us to ask for his help. We can't be too prideful to think that we can do everything on our own. Once we put our trust and troubles into His hands, we need to go to work acting on the promptings that we receive.
I love you all so much and I hope all is well with everyone. Keep on being a light to those around you. Have a blessed week!
|Some of the elders on a service day #awkwardfamilyphoto :)|