so this week has been pretty crazy with the Spirit and the work we have been doing!!! so im just going to go from day to day and how things went.
Monday- so Monday was p day not a lot happened but I did meet and elder clark who is from logan Utah. he was very good friends with cheyennes cousions it was cool to talk with him. He has been friends with her cousin dayson for a really long time and he became friends with her other cousin payton. chey he said to have you call dayson and say " baby dayson elder clark says hi and he will know who you are talking about! it was cool to meet him he acts a lot like brady parry from cedar and it was cool to talk to him cause we got along so well.
Tuesday- Tuesday we felt like everything we had planned was just falling through the holes and nothing was going right. we were finally able to meet with a potential investigator named david kozertic. he is not all there but we tried to teach him the gospel and how it could help him in his life. he told us about how he was related to joseph smith and how he thought the BOM was a book that would help him find out who his family was. but you keep teaching him and invited im to be baptized in the first lesson and he said he would it was awesome. we have a lot of teaching to do but hopefully we can help him be prepared to be baptized. next we meet with steve he is a solid investigator! he ask all the right questions he believes in a lot of truth and he is just awesome we talked with him for an hour just in his drive way it was so cool and I am pretty sure he is going to get baptized it is just a matter of time. then we went to another house. we tried to meet with them but they were busy. but we were able to talk to their son dane. after we talked to dane elder elmer said that he is going to go on a mission it was awesome because me and elder sumsion felt so strong by the spirit that he is going to also! it was so cool to know that by the spirit!.
Wednesday- this was another crazy day haha we meet with another investigator that elder Elmer has been teaching. he has been keeping comitments and doing stuff that we tell him to do but he doesn't believe in a lot of things that we do. then he dropped the bomb that he was gay and got married in august to his partner so ya... that was akward. just glad his partner wasn't there but I guessing we will meet him soon... but that is one thing I need to learn and one thing that heavenly father is trying to teach me is that I need to love the people I am teaching even if I highly disagree with the things they are doing. but he is still doing the things we ask him to do so hopefully he has a change in heart. then we decide to go check on a former investigator in a different part of the town. we went to the house and no one was home and we couldn't figure out why the spirit told elder elmer to go there. but we looked down the street and saw a guy raking his leaves. and we decide to go and talk to him. it was awesome! he is a single dad who is really struggling he has twins who are 8 yrs old. he has a religion but is looking for something more and we told he that we had what he needed it was awesome. he said he would love to meet with us again and asked if he and his twins could come to our church!!! it was awesome hopefully he will be able to come this week he has been prepared by the lord to receive the gospel!
Thursday- this day was amazing! we meet with a recent convert named sis braylock. she is about 55, she has no hair, only two teeth, is an certified minister from the state and receives more revelation then most members do in their whole life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! before we meet with her Elder Elmer told us that one time they went in to her home and see her and they started talking about the plan of salvation and see said that see already knew what is was because the spirit had already told her about it!!! that is crazy see teaches us so much. the other day she taught us scriptures about that told her that she will and that she cant wait to receive her heavenly name!!! it was crazy she was teaching us things about what happens in the temples and she has never even been and we have never even taught her about any of the things she told us!!!! it was crazy she just knew by the spirit is is just amazing it happenes everytime we meet with her! she tells us a truth and something in the gospel about how it works and we have never even taught her about it she just knows from revelations she gets! Elder Elmer said it is like she is an apostle it is awesome!!! next we went knocking on a street that we had prayed about the week before as we were planning for the week. as we pulled on to the street the first thing I saw was a silver chystler SUV and the spirit said go to that house! so the first thing I said was silver car we have to go to that house my companions said ok. it was crazy we knocked on 6 different houses doors and got rejected by every single person except the house with the silver chystler they spoke Spanish but we said that the Spanish elders would come over and they said that would be awesome. we ask the husband he was the only one that we talked to and asked if he knew anyone who needed a messaged of the gospel and hope in their life and he said his wife did!!!! it was amazing how by the spirit I knew by the time we first pulled onto that street that that was the house we need to go to! next we met with louie the buddist haha he is quite the character and he thinks im so funny haha. we taught him about agency. everytime we come over he has something from the gospel principal book he wants to go over! and it was agency we went on to teach him about this they he pulled out a buddist book and had me read from it and it was what the buddist believed about agency. he is crazy how he can relate what we teach him back to what he thinks because he is a little slower. so I read it and asked him if we make a bad decision how do we repent of it (we taught him this last lesson) and he said by praying and he said that we repent by praying and I asked how do we pray and he started his buddist chant which is nam-myho-rengae-ko (this means you worship the gohonza) or something like that and I said no Louie that's not how we do it and he said yeah it is he said elder dunn you just chanted 3 times and I said no I just read it out of the book you gave me and he said no you just chanted and that's how we repent! ( he is a very sly and smart man he tricked me on that one) then I said louie we repent by praying to Heavenly Father and so he said like this "dear heavenly father that night we went to steve and sarahs the steve that I talked about earlier is was such a good lesson it was a little sloppy but he believes so much that we do and it was so cool! I hope that he will get baptized he knows so much about the gospel already he just doesn't know he does!
Friday- wasn't the best day we knock and some houses and tried to teach and prebytiran I think he is haha. his name is glen. he is probably not going to convert. he came into his house and he had a bunch of questions for us about what we believed in. he thought we believe jesus had 3 wifes. and that we believed in a million gods and stuff like that it was crazy! but the rest of the day we just stayed inside because it was Halloween.
Saturday- the first part of Saturday we helped brother banner insultate his attic in his house it was awesome because I got to wear levi's and my camo underarmour hoodie so that was nice haha but it was funny but it took along time it was the blow in insulation but it was nice to take a little break from proselyting and do some service. brother banner has got to be one of the funniest guys we have met. will we were eating breakfast at his house he showed us one of his prezed possssions which was a bong that you would smoke weed out of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha it is so funny that a 64 year old man has a bong!!!!!! but he says its his water pipe and that he doesn't smoke out of it haha it is a hand made "water pipe" made out of glass and he paid $260 for it haha it is so funny houw proud he is of it! any way after that we met with sis lund who is a excommunicated member. we are not sure why she is excommunicated but we are teaching her. she is not all there is think she said she got hit by a truck and that is why but I don't remember for sure. she is such a sweet lady and wants to get baptized so bad but the bishop wants to be sure she is ready. she is awesome and she loves to read out of the BOM with us. next we knocked on a couple of streets. we were able to meet and invited around 21 people between calling and knocking that day! a couple said we could come back so hopefully we can!!! and that they will except the gospel!!!!
Sunday-church was awesome. we meet with ethan you is and investigator that really wants to be baptized but his parents said that if he does they will stop paying for his college he is in a really tought situation so pray for him please. later that day we meet with brother raue he is a member but he has pain induced seizures 6-12 a day so he cant come to church. he is a former marine he worked for the sniper division and he took out terrorist targets in the USA he is an amazing man he is so humble and is so strong in the gospel it is amazing and his wife is amazing too!!! he is headed to Utah this week for a wedding and to see his new grand daughter but he is scared for the plane ride because of his seizures and he is scared it will happen at the wedding and when he sees his grand daughter so please pray for him that those will be limited and he will be ok well I go to go I love you all!!!!!!!