Last Dinner Appointment with the Neilson Family- July 2, 2012
Mar 7, 2011
Alright this week has seen change! First off, the Minneapolis Stake Presidency was released and they called a new presidency. President Schneiber (Eden Prairie ward) is the new stake president, and his first counsler is President Neilson (also from Eden Prairie). This of couse brought me back 2 years ago when dad was called to be stake president! Elder Jensen and Payne were present from the 70. We have seen change in some of our investigators- small miracles if you will.
Stake conference was just amazing! We had a mid-west broadcast to the stakes in the mid-west. Elder Eyring and Elder Cook had wonderful talks. I love when the big guns come out and speak spiritually! Spiritual giants!
President Schneiber was called to be the Minneapolis stake president. Actually his family just moved to Minneapolis a year and a half ago. He's in the same boat as you dad! Not a whole lot of people knew his family to begin with. It reminded me a lot of your experience Dad. We actually went joint teaching with him the night before he was called! Haha we also helped his family move into their new house the week before. Elder Eyring talked about how we must strive to be perfect to keep us enduring to the end.
We've seen some small miracles with our investigators. I have seen miracles with these new trainings. This new system for companionship study is amazing! We call it revelation central. Craig and Kim have been investigating for the longest time. They actually live in our same apartment building. They've had a past with mormoms and they have had a really good relationship with missionaries. They do not have any kids, so they take the opportunity to take care of us. I have developed a deep love for them. We have tried and tried to get them going spiritually. Kim as always, has been a little more intrested in the mormon faith- Craig not so much. With these new trainings were are seeing miracles with them. They read the Book of Mormon now and we got Craig to pray for us! He's even cutting down on his beer! He also says he doesn't swear as much when he watches sports. They really respect what we do, especially Craig. That's what keeps them interested, to see how 19 year old kids can be so disciplined. It kills me sometimes because Craig is a big sports fan and one time the jazz were on ESPN. HAHA but he shut it off for the lesson. They are taking us out for dinner this week!
We actually had a pretty good week as far as numbers. We're getting close to baptism with Heidi and she came to stake conference. Her fellowship family has been doing wonders for us! Love members! We're close to teaching 20 lessons a week. Mission standard goal!
I thought it was really cool how you guys had a missionary week. And the coolest part, you taught a lesson out of preach my gospel. Continue to practice in FHE. Role play, that's the best way to practice and begin to develop a style and teach! We role play for a good hour each day for companionship study. It has helped so much! I challenge you guys to set aside a little bit of time in FHE to practice.
I heard the family is having a girl! I'm actually grateful the family is having a girl. We have too many boys!
Well family i love ya. Here is my scripture of the week: Mosiah 5:2. Great meaning and it talks about true repentance, and a change of heart!