Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Let the Lower Lights be burning."‏

This week was exciting. Although the weather has been funny and it seems to me that the cold is coming back. It started out with a not to bad kind of a heat and then went to nearly unbearable heat and humidity, now it's kinda chilly.
We saw a lot of success in visiting non-members and less-actives with members of the ward. Most of our success has been through our investigator Ben Kleidman, he's just awesome and asks questions that you don't find a normal 17 year old ask. He also retains the information we teach him and what he reads very well. I really love teaching him. The only issue we have been having with him is that he can't come to church yet because he has work at that time. We commited him to talk to his boss about it though so we're praying that turns out well.
We are also working with Pam Payne who is just a sincere person, she has a few issues we have been helping her with but she is just a wonderful lady. She is always very happy that we come and she feels the spirit, most of it is taking the time while we are gone to bring the spirit herself. She's doing really amazing though, she has been very humbled by life.
We also have been trying to work with the Boyfriend of a member that has been taught in the past. His name is Leonard Banks and he's a good guy just has some personal "Goliath's" to overcome.
A few of our other investigators have been hard to keep in contact with and at least one of them is not interested anymore but we are still very hopeful.
I'm not quite sure if I wrote about this but we had Elder Marcus B. Nash (of the seventy) visit our mission. He gave some very profound statements that I love. One was (paraphrased and actually taken from an apostle) "we always talk about getting the water to the end of the row so all the plants don't die, but with god we just need to have it rain." Then he also pointed us to D&C 84:106-108 i thought those principles would help us a lot in getting people to church.
On Monday we went out by Lake Erie (with the zone leaders we live with Elder Bills and Elder Rangel(he's Venezuelan)) which was just beautiful and was as angry as an ocean with how big the waves were, and we watched and air show with some of the members from our ward the Bagleys. That was a lot of fun and the planes were pretty sweet.
Yesterday we had district meeting in the Kirtland Stake center and after that we were able to go do some service at the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse that early church members would see when they come in or leave from by boat on Lake Erie. It used to be like the Salt Lake Airport with how many missionaries would leave from there they said. I thought that was pretty funny.
Well this is long and I love you all. Keeping working hard and I will too.
(*)<~Elder Sumsion

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