This week was awesome! On Monday we had an Active Member lesson planned with our Ward Mission Leader and his family, that quickly turned into a member present FHE with our recent convert --- and her granddaughter --- who we are teaching. --- And our ward mission leader's daughter is the same age. It was great!
On Tuesday we had dinner with some less-actives, the ---, they are awesome! They're starting to come back to church, yay! Earlier in the day Sister --- texted us and asked us if she could come to a lesson with us after dinner! It was like a dream come true! A member asking us when they could come out with us!
On Wednesday we went to the Farmer's Market again and talked to this guy at a popcorn stand, --- the Popcorn Man. He is really awesome, we didn't have any cash, so he gave us a free sample of popcorn and we gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon! We had dinner with --- and Brother ---s' sister and brother-in-law, that was fun!
On Saturday we did bread delivery with Sister ---. We tried to find some less-actives we had never met before, none of them were home, but we found their houses and Sister S and I hadn't been able to find them before, so that was good! Sister --- took us out for dinner. We went to Springfield and she took us to a Chinese buffet, that had, you'll never believe it... SUSHI!!! I was so happy I could've cried!! I seriously pretty much only had sushi. I. Was. So. Happy.
Sunday was good, we were almost out of miles, so we were a little worried. After church we ate lunch with our ward mission leader, we brought our own food because we felt bad since we're basically going to invite ourselves. After that we drove to a potential investigator who lived really close. We weren't able to have a lesson, but we made contact, so that was good. Then we walked to a member's house that lived nearby. We got a drink, used the bathroom and shared a short message. During this time the District Leader texted us and told us that they would have some extra miles. The member drove us to our car and we drove to dinner. After dinner we had a SUPER AWESOME member present lesson.
During church one of the members, Sister ---, approached us and said that they were having some close friends over for dinner and she (the member) wanted us to come and share a message. So we went over, Brother --- told their friends why they invited us over and that they loved them (their friends) and wanted to share the gospel with them because of how much it has blessed their family. We had everyone say what they loved about families in general or their family specifically. The --- (parents and kids) all ended up bearing testimony of eternal families. Then we talked a little bit about the The Family: A Proclamation to the World (https://www.lds.org/topics/family-proclamation). It was so great, then Brother --- invited them to continue meeting with us! Wow! It was great!
I am so grateful to be a part of a church that values families so much. Our teachings are centered on Jesus Christ, but they also all strengthen families! I know that families are important to Heavenly Father!
I hope you all have a marvelous week!
Sister Fleck ♥