Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

What a week!  The work is moving forward here in Fond du Lac.  I feel that Sister Ormsby and I have a great work to do here!  The branch has such a strong desire to do missionary work and to rescue the lost sheep here.  We go out at least 3 times a week with Sister Schrauth.  On Friday we went out with Sister Schrauth and our branch mission leader and today we are going out with her and the relief society president.  Needless to say, we work a lot with the branch and are working hard to correlate with them.
Well, it sounds like Kelly has made a lot of progress.   She said before she didn't really know if she wanted to be baptized and when she prayed about it she really just didn't know but now she has told us that she wants to be baptized and all she is concerned about now is the date! She really wants her family to be able to be there for the baptism so she is praying about a baptismal date right now.  There is still a lot of trials that she is going through but I think she's starting to see the light out of it.  We met with her probably 3-4 times this week so we having been striving to keep really good contact with her.  We were out contacting one day on foot because it was the last day of the month and we were almost out of miles and she saw us walking and was sweet and texted us.   We arranged to have a little lesson with her at one of the members homes near by.  So she is really open to meeting with us.  We talked with her a little bit about family history work as well and she seems really interested in it. 
Also, an exciting thing this week was that Virginia came to church!  She is another investigator that the sisters here have been working with for a long time.  She has not come to church for the past three months so we were super excited that she came and stayed for all three hours of church!  She is in her 80's and admire her interest in the church.    It would be really hard to grow up your whole life in a different religion and then be willing to learn about something different.  She is praying about baptism. 
We are working a ton with less actives right now and one of them came to church yesterday, which was good. One we met with last night is Mong and can't read English and doesn't understand it very well.  So we will have to be a little creative in teaching her.  We offered to help her with her garden this week so maybe we can start by serving her.  It was kind of an exciting visit.  Her dog attacked my companion but the son came in and took the dog away.  It was just a little tiny dog but very feisty, haha.  My companion is fine.
 I hope we can get in with some more part member families this week.   The family is truly so important our Heavenly Father's plan for us.