This week was pretty great! We taught Ibrahim, who was a referral from one of our investigators, Sammy. We tried to teach him the Restoration, but he had a hard time listening. He wouldn't turn off the television. We kinda skipped past teaching him the full Restoration and focused soley on teaching him that he's a literal son of God. He believes that we are all servants of our Heavenly Father. We invited him to pray to know if he's a child of God that same night. He said he was too busy, and that he'd pray on Friday night. We got his phone number to remind him to pray, but he didn't answer.
We tried to teach David this week, and we invited him to come to church, but he flaked off. It's pretty sad.
We taught Sammy last Thursday the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We focused a lot on repentance. We used a fake $1,000,000 dollar bill to represent repentance. Money purchases, or gives us access to, something really great - like a nice car, or something. Repentance gives us access to something greater - the atonement. What's even better, is that we have an unlimited amount of repentance. We can use it as much as we want! Think how great the blessings we would have if we accessed the atonement every day! We gave Sammy the $1,000,000 bill to remind him to repent. It was a really great lesson!
Sunday was fantastic! Our ward put on their Christmas program, and the Stake put on their Christmas program. There wasn't very much room to work that day, but we still had good experiences during our meetings. The Stake president asked the Missionaries in the Mt. Vernon stake to sing at the Stake Christmas program. We had practiced 2-3 times before the actual performance. We sang hymn #214, under the direction of Bro. Clouse, who is a professional, world famous, international musician/director/choir guy. He's really good! After the song, we got a standing ovation. I don't know if it was very reverent in the chapel. Either way, there were tears, and I saw lots of members/non-members go up to their missionaries to give them a hug. It was a powerful experience.
The weather's been at a nice 30-38 degrees! Thank goodness I'm in a car area.
Thank you for all of your prayers/support and love!