Monday, October 24, 2016

Impromptu Talk and Slippers


It's been a pretty good week. We saw the temperature drop down to 5 degrees....5 degrees Celsius. Which is 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Still pretty cold, especially with bone-chilling wind coming across the ocean. But we're holding up like stone walls!

First, we ran into some Jehovah's Witnesses this past week while stopping by a non-responsive investigator. They contacted us by saying we were diligent. Thanks! Then later they wanted to set up an appointment for Tuesday. We'll see how that goes. We're ready! They're good people, but it's no fun when people try to tell me what I believe in. It'll be fun though.

Anyways, we found two new investigators this week. Both a mother and father. They're genuinely interested in the message, so we'll be going to their house tonight to see if they kept their commitments. Hopefully something comes out of that. Another investigator we have been working with has been going through the Addiction Recovery Program. The man says he's weighed down by his smoking habits and is having a hard time finding God. We prayed about it and thought the perfect solution to that was the Church's ARP program. We started it with him this past week and set some goals on how he will trust in God more. He also wrote down some genuine responses to those questions in the booklet. He's coming along well. He's progressed quite a bit since our first discussion. Slow but sure progress has been made! Other than that, some of our potentials and investigators have been absolute burninators. We're trying to think of ways to solve that problem..

In other news, I got my voting ballot! Woohoo!

Lastly, well, I gave a talk this week on dispensations. It was a 20 minute talk (I know, right?) and I learned a lot of things both preparing and giving the talk. If we look back to Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses and Jesus Christ, those principles taught throughout the world at that time, still apply today in one way shape or form. Learning about the times of apostasy gives you an idea how the world would be without prophets or clear guidance. It sounds terrible! We're lucky to have a prophet today, only because there was one confused, 14 year old boy who was humble enough to ask God a sincere question. Now we have everything we need and we know that there will never be a time of apostasy again. That's how much God loves us! :)

I gotta pic with the senior couple. They got us some slippers! I'll send a pic haha! They're called "hyggesko" in Danish.

Anyways, I love you all! Have a good week!

Æ. Taylor Howes

I'm the one on the bottom!

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