Study the atonement faith, spirit, and atonement. These are the things I am finding to be most powerful. Also, we received a training from our President for simple teaching. IT is Teaching Simple Truths. The way we practiced this was we took 1 chapter then a heading and then out of that for example God is our loving Heavenly Father...."WE HAVE A FATHER IN HEAVEN" (well this is the one I did) then you do the statement. Then ask a question/inspired question that will help them. Mine was something along the lines of trying to relate our earthly father to our Heavenly Father.
.....Oh this is another thing that goes with what I mentioned in the beginning of the letter. Everything on earth is a likeness of heaven. So we have a father here we have a father in heaven, etc. This principle can also be related to figurative and literal context of the scriptures like Lehi's dream can be related to real life in the literal story or taking figurative meanings of the words. This gave me an idea of something I read that gave me an idea about things like the words of Isaiah. He spoke in terms of poems and describing pictures. There could be 2 things to this one is that people could relate to them but also when we see the things of God we have feelings (and you can relate to this with feelings you get that you can not always put into words because our language does not have the ability to (this could also be why a few things could not be written in the scriptures and of course commandment to not right them but that's another topic)). These feelings may not have been able to be described accept through pictures. The heart testifies and teaches through feelings, pictures, etc..... Teach the gospel super simple - tiny bites. The best lessons are like those lessons that you have that you think in church that you have only 3 questions for the lesson planned and somehow it takes up the whole hour. You can always come back to teach more, but leave them with and open end. Before you go to a lesson have a plan with a purpose= what you want them to know by the end and then goals (usually 3)= this is how you will help them know your purpose or reach it - and then of course a commitment.
THIS IS ALL FOR NOW BUT ONE THING IS ALWAYS PRAY even when you are just biking. Stop and say a prayer with your companion. Don't leave the house without having one first. When you are not sure what to do, ask for help through a prayer. When you are having a great day have a prayer. Just pray to know what you can do to serve your companion (I learned this one more recently when you serve sometimes this is the way the Lord will answer your questions.)
LOVE ELDER VANKAMMEN
ps I GUESS THIS WILL BE MY WEEKLY LETTER FOR Everyone :P I didn't expect to write so much!