First of all happy Father's Day. We had a good week and saw some miracles.
So this week was transfers, there were only 3 changes in our entire
zone. So it won't be too hard to get to know the new faces.
One miracle that happened was we went to meet a former investigator,
Hank, and he let us in and remembered just about everything that the
missionaries had taught him previously, including the word of wisdom.
He had just poured some tea before we got there and when talking to us
he just said, "I know I shouldn't be drinking his" and so after our
lesson he was invited to pour it out and he did! He invited him to a
baptismal date and time church and he agreed to both. We followed up
with him throughout the week and Saturday he said he would be there.
Unfortunately Sunday when going to make sure he was awake and still
committed to coming, he wasn't home. So we left to head towards church
and we see him out walking his dog! But he told us he wouldn't come
this week. So that's something to work on this coming week, to
progress him and build a burning desire!
On Sunday we had a really cool lesson with a man named Jonathan. When
Jonathan was 18 he lived in a bad part of town and the house he was
living in got "shot up" and he was hit between the shoulder blades and
caused him to be paralyzed. And so he has been confined to a
wheelchair for the last 20 years. But he is very self sufficient, he
has a full-time job, he drives, and lives a normal life. But he has
been struggling financially the past little bit, anyways we were able
to have an awesome lesson with him, and invited him to baptism, it was
a soft invite, he didn't accept it but he didn't say no. He just said
he needs to learn more. He's an awesome guy and the gospel would
benefit him tremendously, I'm confident as he continues to read, pray,
and starts coming to church he will accept the gospel into his life.
John is still an interesting case, he is really awesome at
praying daily, he reads most days but isn't 100% at it, and he has
been to church a few times. But he still hasn't received his answer
about the church or the Book of Mormon. I guess I just need to focus
my studies more on how to help him, and to focus our lessons more on
the Doctrine of Christ.
We had a strange lesson with Eddie this week, we were talking about
prayer and at the end of the lesson we invited him to pray. He said
that he didn't want to, so I said I would pray. And right before I
prayed he said that he didn't feel like asking for anything so he got
up and went inside. It was pretty strange.
Things are good, Kansas is super hot. The humidity is really awful,
it's impossible to cool down, the shade is just as hot as in the sun.
I love Kansas and my mission so much, I've learned a ton and am
learning more every day.
Have a great week!
- Elder Andrasko