New couple missionaries-"The Zolls" 06/29/11

New couple missionaries-"The Zolls"                              06/29/11

Elder David & Elder Lehr

Elder David & Elder Lehr

Good bye to Pres & Sis Sabey

Good bye to Pres & Sis Sabey

Missing my Silverstone Ward

Missing my Silverstone Ward
Silverstone sticker on back of van

and the baptisms continue............. 05/23/11

Posted

Hey fam,

This week has been sweet. We had a meeting last week with the ward missionaries talking to them about referrals and this week we gained 4 powerful referrals that we were able to meet with. 2 of them are a husband and wife and the husband came to church yesterday then we met with him after church in his mom which is surrounded by members! Im so stoked for them! haha. 3 other referrals are these young guys in their junior year who are best friends with a ward missionary gideon who was baptized less than a year ago! He's powerful. 2 of the 3 seem very interested and serious, the other guy, henry will be a little bit more difficult to work with but its good for him to see his friends accepting it, that will help him see the light. The man who has been coming to church the last 6 months, Baffur came to church and we have finished teaching him the Restoration and Plan of Salvation and he is loving it and wanting to be baptized. The other elders in ward 2 are having a baptism this sunday so we will bring it up to him and see if it is too soon or if he wants it to be this coming sunday! We are going there wednesday and friday and possibly saturday if he needs to be interviewed for baptism. He's a very intelligent and wealthy older man who lived in an area near Asokwa in kumasi and couldnt come to church there because of his job but now that he lives here he can go to church on sundays and he was very excited to get away from kumasi for that reason haha. I named a few companies near his home in kumasi and he was so suprised i knew where he had lived haha.

Florence and Cecilia are doing well, they've been in the church for 2-3 months now and loving it still. They come to church almost every week. My companion was asked to give a talk on saturday for sundays sacrament meeting....last minute? haha but its ok the missionaries can DO ANYTHING. The women in the church even believe that we are more worthy and prepared to give their children priesthood blessings than their husbands.....this is something we are trying to change here!!! I was also asked on that saturday to teach elders quorum class....better than speaking in my opinion haha. I talked about the Fall of Adam and Eve and how it was necessary and a few of the bretheren had some wierd ideas that the Fall changed God's plan, meaning satan frustrated the plan a little bit and God's back up plan came into affect. I explained from scriptures how everything is done in the wisdom of Him who knows all things and it pretty much straightened their twisted theory out. Its kinda sad how people can be in the church for so many years and now fully understand basic standards and doctrines of the church. I used the same outline Elder Holland used when he spoke to us last year Feb. Its a sweet and simple outline that works well when teaching the Fall and the Atonement. I love it. It was wierd how everyone looked at me funny when i started talking about how the Atonement helps us to become exalted like God and how we can have all the He has.....It was like they had never heard that before. It was an awkward ending to the lesson. haha.

Besides the weekly stuff, our zone is finished with the goal, not for long im sure....transfer news are next monday and im sure we'll get 3-4 elders who havent yet finished and we'll have to send some more families to be sealed. Bring it on, Foso is powerful. I hope you have a good week and STOP counting the days!!! haha. Love you!

Love Elder Lehr

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