Monday, September 19, 2016

Walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace!

Hey y'all!!!!
We have had another good week here in Inman!!!! Wahoo :)
Here's the run down:
Monday: We had p-day! Then in the evening we saw S. again (they guy who's house has the demon mosquitoes). This time I wore a long skirt and manage to survive the lesson (which was outside again) without a single mosquito bite! So that was very, very exciting!!! We had a really good lesson where we taught the message of the Restoration! Then we went and saw Sy. and Sa. We had a really good lesson with them where we read the story of Ammon out of the Book of Mormon and then acted it out with them! Sa. wasn't there for the acting out part, unfortunately. It was funny because Sister Coleman was King Lamoni, and Sy. was Ammon, and I was all the other parts! So I got to be the robbers, the sheep, the other servants, the queen, etc. I think I probably had the most fun of everyone haha!!
Tuesday: We had a really good district meeting! Then we saw Papa J. again! We taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and really focused on baptism, since he is (slowly) working towards that right now! Then we saw the less active, Sis M. again. We read a quote from "Therefore they hushed their fears" and talked about how merciful Christ is. Then we had a really good lesson with the May family. We taught about the importance of keeping the Sabbath Day Holy and coming to church to partake of the sacrament.
Wednesday we helped out at the soup kitchen! Sister R. from the ward came with us to that, which was a lot of fun! Then we saw B. again and started to teach Plan of Salvation, but then his nephew came over so we had to postpone the rest of the lesson haha! Then we saw R. again and read with him 1 Nephi 1 to help him read from the Book of Mormon! Then in the evening we had Book of Mormon class again and then our ward missionary meeting.
Thursday we had yoga day!!!!!! The unfortunate part was that the appointments we had set up for the afternoon all fell through, but we went around trying some people so that was good! In the evening we met the grandparents of a less active's fiancée while trying to see the less active. We were able to share a little bit about the book of Mormon with the grandparents, so that was great! Then we went and saw K.! We read part of Romans 8 with her and focused on how that because of God, things really do work out in the end!
Friday we planning for the upcoming week.  Then we saw Sister M. again! We taught her the Plan of Salvation and were able to help answer a lot of her questions. Then in the evening we had a ward movie night (put on by the ward mission leader, Brother B.). We watch the Movie "Mobsters and Mormons" (which we got specially permission from out mission President to be able to go. At the end of the phone call for the President told us to have fun at the movie night. So that was pretty cool haha!). Which I'm glad that we went because we were able to make contact with a couple that was getting taught by the Elders before the ward split named E. and D., but now is in our ward. We found out just a couple weeks ago they were in our ward (the elders forgot to tell us before that) and so we had their member neighbor invite them to the activity and they came! We were able to talk to them there and they said that we could come over and start teaching them again (they had stopped for a little while with the Elders right before the split). So it was awesome! Also K. came to the activity which was really good!!!
Saturday: We saw R. in the morning and watched the video "Like a Broken Vessell" (based off Elder Holland's talk) and talked about Christ can heal us in every aspect of our lives. In the afternoon we saw B. and read Alma 34 with him. Then we saw Papa J. and taught him about the commandment the Word of Wisdom. Apparently when other missionaries in the past taught him this commandment he had quite a few concerns, but this time around he said that he would start living it! So that was really exciting!! In the evening we saw the B. family and we talked about the importance of scripture study and prayer!!
Sunday was great again! We had church! E. and D. came, which was so exciting! Also Papa J., J., the M. Family, R., and Sis M.! So it was so exciting! The B. family were unable to come because their little girl woke up sick. In the afternoon we saw G. C. again!!! (A less active we met a few months ago who had previously told missionaries not to come back but then let Sis Staheli and I come. He's been super busy the past few months and we've been texting him every week, but he was finally available this week!! yay!!!). We read 1 Nephi 3:7 with him and talked about how God will help us in every aspect of our lives. In the evening we had a really good visit with sister kasch. We shared 2 Nephi 32:3 about reading the scriptures with her. Then we saw J. and K. and read 3 Nephi 13 with them talking about how as we put God first in our lives, everything else falls in to place!
So it was another great week!! Yay!!!!!! :)
Spiritual thought for the week: This morning I was reading a conference talk from the April 2016 conference by Bishop Waddell titled "A Pattern for Peace". In it he quoted Doctrine and Covenants 19: 23-24 which reads, "Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me. I am Jesus Christ." The talk went on to say that as we learn of Christ in the temples, listen to his words through the scriptures and the prophets, and walk in the meekness of His spirit by relying on His atonement, we can find true and lasting peace even in a world of chaos! I know that that is true. I know that as we rely on Christ and put God first in our lives, that we can have peace and that we can be safe in a changing world. Y'all should read that talk, it's really good!

I love y'all and hope that y'all have a great week!!!

Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)

 R. and his cat! 
Loving the pink elephant