This week I really have begun to see so many changes In understanding as i turn my self completely to the lord. In Matthew 16:25 It says "those who lose their life for my sake shall find it" when you apply this scripture in ones life how much of a difference it makes. Also, much of this insight is from members like Bro H., Bishop C. and sister S. Bishop C. reaffirmed when he was talking to us saying "these are the best two years you have in your life to learn. Don't worry about what will happen or what others will think just be the best good person you can. Have fun, go all out". I really am loving this area and things are beginning to pick up in our area we have many great potentials as well as having a change in our work somewhat. We are going to start to focus on working with members getting to know them as well as strengthen their desire for the work. Something Elder Barney and I are taking look at and organizing are our Potential list's. There are some 20 pages of them and many people that may be ready to receive the gospel
As for our investigators we have not really made contact with our Chinese investigator this last week. We are planning on going by today and having an honest conversation with him to see how things are going and where he wants to go with the future.
J and J the young couple are doing well. The wife still has a desire and we found a concern that we can work with mainly helping her understand that the bible and the Book of Mormon are the words of God. At this time she feels that they are more along the lines of personal journal entries by people/ prophets. We are still trying to find a direction to work with the husband. Us and Bro H. are thinking that it may come when they have a baby or in the future but we are going to try to get him involved in sports.
The Chinese family is also doing well we had a lesson with them just Elder Barney and I left the restoration video with them to watch in Chinese as well as 2 Chinese pamphlets. Well there the son, who speaks English, was asking us questions about who Joseph smith was and expressed that maybe he will try to come to church if he can get up. So we will try to invite him next time to come and help him get up :)
The photos this week are many just funnies and i had to send 2 emails to get all of them :D
the one with the truck is funny because literally the entire wheel frame(seen on the median) just fell up looks almost like it hit a brick wall :P
then the other is a Datson 240z mint condition looking too!
Then we just kept running into a bunch of funny signs this week :D
THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE:
try to find one way that you can change someones day. Even in the smallest way !
AND AS ALWAYS STAY FROSTY :D
ELDER VAN KAMMEN
ELDER Van Kammen
6500 E. Atherton St.
Long Beach, CA 90815