Monday, September 26, 2011

Week Forty-Nine: September 26th, 2011

Dear Family,
This week we had a good week. We had one miracle with a less active family named Martinez. We have been working on them for a while but the dad just has the weirdest doubt. He believes the Book of Mormon is true and the Church is the church of God. He just doesn't believe in the way it came about. He doesn't believe in Joseph Smith or the Restoration. Which doesn't really make sense. How can you believe in the Book of Mormon without believing in Joseph Smith. So we've been working on that doubt the past few weeks. Now this week something happened. We went over to their house to go teach and their son came out (He has been meeting with us and is a really good kid) and said that his dad wasn't home and that we would have to reschedule. So we were just like "hey if it is ok can we just meet with you?" Just to see how he was doing and to make sure he doesn't have any doubts. So we got in and asked if he has any questions about the gospel. He said that he wanted to know more about the commandments. So we just went through them. He knew most of them. Well just as we started the Word of Wisdom the Dad came home and just sat down and joined in the conversation. He basically gave a description of the Word of Wisdom. After He explained that he has a problem with tabacco and that is the biggest reason he doesn't go to church. He also explained that he knows it is wrong and has tried and tried to stop but he can't and he doesn't know what to do. We explained that in times of old when Jesus would give people blessings he always explained that it depended upon their faith. We then asked him if he had faith enough to be healed. He said yes. So we gave him a blessing. It was a very emotional lesson but it was really good. We also had Angela come to church. That was so awesome to see the ward just embrace her. She is awesome. So this past week we had the power go out one night at like 8:30 pm so we went home because the cell phones weren't working. It was really funny because the lights turned back on at 10:00 pm when were are supposed to be in the house. So that was kinda dumb but nothing bad happened. Well I hope you guys have a good week and I'll talk to you later.

Elder Holton

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