Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

Hey Thorne Fam!

Missionary work is such a once in a lifetime experience. I always think that weeks can't get more crazier and then... they do. :P This Sunday, basically everything that could go wrong did. More on that later. But we also have some really fun and amazing plans for this upcoming week so of course, things go on!

As for our investigators: progressing are Kat, Cory, Nancy and Deandra.
Kat is amazing as always. She came to church yesterday and loved it. :)

Cory is a new investigator. He is 10 years old and his 3 older siblings are baptized but he is not. His Dad is less active but still loves the church. We met Cory this past week and talked to him about what the Book of Mormon is and read with him and his siblings. He then came to church with his two older brothers! He is so young but he has a natural curiosity and he already has so many questions. We talked about being baptized and he expressed a desire to be baptized. So we will be talking about that with him and his father this week!

Nancy is someone we met quite a while ago and then lost contact with. But we dropped by the other day and she expressed a desire to still have us come over! So this past week we talked to her about the Restoration. She said that a part of her is skeptical because it seems so far fetched but a part of her says why not? So we talked to her about praying to know the truth and she is doing that this week. She also gave the closing prayer in our lesson! She has a real desire to know if this is true and I'm really excited to meet with her again. :)

DeAndra is married to Gustavo. They have one daughter Elena and she has a son to be born on October 30th. We've met with them twice and by the second time she had already started reading in the Book of Mormon. She says it is slow going because it's hard to understand but we are going to read with her to help her start to "get the language". She also has a great desire to find the truth for her family. 

As for Bill, he is no longer progressing. He didn't come to church yesterday and we called him and he said that "The Mormon isn't for him". I felt like I was in the District 2 with Jynx! He expressed a lot of concerns with WoW and Tithing. We will be meeting with him and Bishop tomorrow night. I'm not really sure what is going to happen.

Stephen and Jeannie's appointments both fell through but we are meeting with Stephen this Friday evening and Jeannie tonight. 

So it's been a crazy weekend! But I guess I kind of deserved it. I decided on Friday that I was going to work on Patience and Diligence this week. :P Which brings me to my thought for this week. It comes from Alma 26:27. When I think of the Sons of Mosiah, I think of the pretty much the very best missionaries this world has ever seen (other than Christ of course). They converted thousands and were so amazing! But in verse 27 we read, "Now when our heart were depressed and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: go amongst thy brethren and bear with patience thine afflictions and I will give unto you success." There was even a time when the Sons of Mosiah wanted to turn back. They got depressed and discouraged and even worse as we read. But, nevertheless, they were comforted and they DID see success. So this week I speak of Enduring to the End with Patience and Diligence. It's not easy. It's not meant to be easy. But it definitely is worth it. 

I love you all so much! Have a wonderful week!
Sister Thorne

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