Last Dinner Appointment with the Neilson Family- July 2, 2012
Minnesota is Warming Up!
Mar 14, 2011
So this last week has been a up and down week, hmm that's funny, there is a pattern here! We've been busy, but other days have been slow. It seems like the weather follows this inconsistent week. Gah!
Ok to start off with the highlights. Heidi has a baptismal date! March 27 is the date. She's been reading and she came to church yesterday plus stake conference. She's been struggling with a faith for her kids. The spirit was strong when we challenged her. Our barriers with her will be modern day prophet and authority. A little background from Heidi,she home schools her kids! We were able to relate to each other right from the start. She has a strong desire to find truth, but we need to make sure she believes this is the one and only true church, and that God leads and guides the church. Jimmy is still searching for a job so he can get baptized and we'll have to push back his date again.
Yesterday was a busy day. We ran to our dinner appointment to have dinner with the Neilson family (one of my favorite families). President Neilson was just called to the stake presidency. This family is amazing! They also had the Bevell family over ( ex offensive coordinator for vikings now seahawks). How grateful i am for solid families! The Lord blesses them for their service. We then went and taught a member referral. His name is Mitch and he's 17. His mother is a member. He's way mature for his age and we challenged him to read the Book of Mormon and gave him his own copy. We talked about the Holy Ghost and how he's a guide to truth -John 16:13. For the longest time he had zero interest in investigating. I want to help him so bad! This gospel can help him so much. Brother Jones was bold and he taught by the spirit and towards the end the spirit was screaming! After Mitch, we went and taught @ a members home. Emely and her family were there (also investigators). We're really trying to push to have members present or better be in the member homes. The kids want to be baptized but the father won't let them.
Our ward is so strong! One of the strongest wards in Minnesota if not the strongest. We have multiple strong strong families. We've made it a goal to work with members more this week. We're going to try really hard to improve our dinner discussions and make sure we teach each member @ all dinner appointments.
Alright family i'm going to give you a challenge. Create a mormon.org profile. This is our main message to member families! I know if you do, someone around the world will be touched! Who wouldn't want their testimony to be online 24/7?
Hey my scripture for the week would have to be Moroni 7:19-- it talks about the light of Christ and how we need to recognize those things that are good and evil. The light of Christ is fact, and it's real.
Well family i heard about the earthquake in Japan. My prayers are out to the people. I know that God is watching out for them, and they'll come out of this.
Love, Elder Browning
P.S. i need grandma and grandpa Eliason's address and Cameron and Casey.