Sunday, March 30, 2014

March 30, 2014

   Again the work kept us very busy.  There is always so much to do to keep the office work done and mission running.  It is great work.
   We did apartment checks for the Concord North Zone also.  The picture to the right is with Elders Guinn and Warner. As always we love being with the missionaries.
   A major problem we experienced this week is finding and then getting rid of bed bugs.  They can be a real problem and killing them is tough.  They can only be killed by heat.  It is an expensive ordeal.

   Sister Smith here in Bedford became very sick with a gal bladder problem.  Miriam and Sister Pettingill spent a lot time with her and her companion Sister Waite.  She had her gal bladder removed Tuesday and is starting to recover.  Miriam spent this afternoon with her which allowed Sister Waite to go to church.  I know that there are many missionaries with lots of issues and we get to help those that are close by.  President and Sister Stoker work with each one in one way or another.  They work so hard!  All of our missionaries are so precious.
   Monday night I had the opportunity to teach Gene with Elders Walker and Parry.  They do such a great job.  We taught the law of tithing.  After teaching we ask Gene if he would be willing to live this law.  He said he would.  He said it would be hard.  He said he had $6.53 in his pocket and $9.00 in his bank account.  He was anxiously awaiting his pension and SS which is entire source of income which amounts to just over $1000.00/month.  I know that he will and when he does he will be blessed.  His baptismal date has been set for April 23, 2014.  It will be a wonderful day.
   On Thursday I received a call from the Elders and they need help in teaching 3 young women.  It was a referral and the first time they would meet them.  I met them at 3pm Friday afternoon and we went to the apartment where they lived in Manchester.  To our surprise, it was a family with 3 daughters, a mother and dad that was actually married.  They were ready for us as they asked us to sit at the table where they had a paper full questions.  We answered their questions and gave them the first discussion on the Restoration.  It was wonderful.  They are the McCullough family. (Rob, Kathleen, Heather, Sarah, and Hattie)  They were very receptive to the message and committed to another lesson next week.  They committed to go to church with us today, but called to say they were sick and couldn't make it.  I hope that they will come next week.
   I have learned that I love to teach and bear testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We picked up Gene and Ralph today for church.  Gene is doing wonderful, but Ralph isn't progressing well at all.  He is not willing to give up something and it is holding him back.  Ralph is the young man I was helping with math so he could pass the GED for his high school diploma.  I hope he will commit.  The Work is awesome!  It is raining now.  At least it is not snow! Spring??

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