Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 27, 2011

Shout out to Erin Garfield, Brooke Smith, and Caitlin Fischetti, the greatest friends in the whole wide world. Their friendship is like Jimmer Fredette, you just can't hold it back ... unless you are Florida.

We use and videos a lot when we go see less active families these days. One of my favorite videos is about forgiveness. This guy has 3 members of his family killed by a drunk driver and then ends up helping the driver to get over the pain of knowing 3 people are dead because of him so that he can get on with his life. Watch it! My favorite video on that I've seen is of this kid named Paris. That kid just seems so chill, haha. I love it. I guess some people I know knew him at LDS Business College and they say he really is just a super chill guy. All of the missionaries love that vid. haha. Watch it, too!

This week we had our last lesson with Diane and her family before handing them over to the Fernley elders. And we had a lesson with Irma and her family. It was pretty good. She works 2-3 jobs, so it’s kind of hard to schedule. We also contacted a new family, a mom, her 18-year-old son, and her 17-year-old daughter – the Sanchez family. The son talked to the ZLs (zone leaders) the other day and asked to learn more. The whole family is really interested, but they want us to come by when the entire family can be there at the same time (which is good) so we won’t be teaching them until Thursday.

At church yesterday attendance was about the same as it has been. Our new second councilor's niece was there for the second week in a row and told her aunt and uncle that she wants to be baptized. We will start teaching this week. So that’s exciting. We will also be teaching in their house, I think, so the whole family can listen.

Brother Quiros (old 1st councilor) is now our branch mission leader and his wife is a branch missionary as of Sunday. We have a dinner calender that sometimes we pass around and sometimes Brother Quiros passes around, but we get the most dinner appointments from bringing it with us to the homes of less active members. Everyone loves to feed us. In fact, the branch actually gets unhappy if we don’t have dinner every night.