Monday, February 13, 2012
Sister Alex Hartvigsen--February 13, 2012
Dear Family, Happy Valentine's Day. This week was really good. On Monday we had a noche de hogar with a less active family in the home of our ward mission leader. The A's are a part member/less active family that we have been working with. Our ward mission leader shared with them President Monson's talk of living the abundant life from the Jan Liahona/ Ensign. On Tuesday we met with the a family. We challenged them to fast and pray about the Book of Mormon and about being baptized when they recieved their answer. All 3 of them came to church on Sunday. We were so happy to see them there and we know they felt the Spirit. We also had a lesson with a thirteen year old girl who has a date to be baptized . We talked about the Gift of the Holy Ghost and how it can bless us. We talked about how we can invite the Holy Ghost as well as cut down on the distractions that make it hard to hear him such as texting during church and meetings. It was the girl that suggested that she shouldn't text during church. It has been amazing to see how much she has changed in such a short time. On Wednesday we had a lesson with a recent convert and her friend and talked about church and baptism. We have arranged for several sisters who live in their apartment complex to take in cookies or a treat in an effort to better fellowship them into the ward and help them to get to know the ward members . On Saturday we had a lesson with a women and we talked to her about the importance of studying the Book of Mormon and praying about it. She has been putting it off and Sister S. challenged her to read even for 2-5 minutes a day at first and start exercising her faith that way and see the blessings that Heavenly Father will bring into her life. On Saturday night we had a baptism for the thirteen year old. It was so cool. We had a great turnout from our branch and the Spirit was really strong. She bore her testimony and mentioned that she was feeling the Spirit and how last week when Sister Sordes and I and our ward mission leader's wife came to her house to get her to come to church that she had been sleeping and had not wanted to but had felt the Holy Ghost tell her that she needed to get up. She went to church with us and really felt the Spirt. On Saturday we were invited to go to a barbacue in the park with several families from the ward as well as several of our investigators and less actives. It was a fish fry. I Hope you like the pictures.
It was a great week.
I love you all