Monday, February 27, 2012

Sister Alex Hartvigsen--February 27, 2012

Dear Family This week was really good. On Monday we had pday and then we had a lesson with the a part member family and we talked with them about the Atonement and read with them Alma 7. ( several of them ended up coming to the ward activity on Friday and also to Church on Sunday. we were really excited.) On Thursday we had a lesson with a less active girl in our Young Single Adult ward who is coming back into activity. We talked to her about the importance of blooming where you are planted and keeping a positive attitude. We had a meeting with a recent convert and we talked about President Uchtdorf's talk Forget me Not. We Then had an appointment with the a family had talked about tithing and committed them to pay their tithing. On Friday we had a lesson with a women We were planning on dropping ( not visiting with her for a while because she has not been willing to keep any of the commitments or do anything) her if she had not read in the Book of Mormon but she had read!! We were really happy. We talked to her about the importance of reading, praying and revelation through church attendance. Saturday we had a lesson with a sister who has been coming to church for a long time We talked to her about some of her doubts that are stopping her from being baptized. She is basically already living as a member of the church and had never really understood the importance of actually being baptized. She asked us to have a lesson and help her understand baptism better. We Then went over and started visiting with a former investigator She told us that she wants to come to church this following Sunday and is really excited to learn more about the church. I think the biggest miracle of the week happened on Sunday. During the ward committee meeting several of the ward leaders discussed several less active families and the best way that we can help them. As we left the meeting, we got a phone call from one of the sisters whom we had just discussed , who informed us that she was on her way to church and that she was bringing an investigator for us. We were really excited. We set up an appointment to meet with them on this coming Tuesday. Another one of those less active sisters brought her kids to church as well. It was a really good day.
On Friday we did service basically all day. We helped the relief society set up for the ward activity ( a delayed Valentine's day/ friendship dance. We were asked by our ward mission leader's wife to help her make several edible fruit centerpieces. It was fun but also very messy.
I hit my year mark in Mesa this last Wednesday. It was such a good day. We had a temple session planned as a zone and it was wonderful to be able to go in. A year ago was the first time that I had been to the Mesa temple outside and so when I got to go in on my year mark was really cool. I can't believe how fast the time is going. I am trying to enjoy every minute of it. We get transfer news this coming weekend and I only have 2 transfers ( 12 weeks left) It is so weird.
I love you all. Thank you for all you do

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