Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Transfer Week - Elders Teaching Sharing Time

Hello Everyone!

This past week, or past transfer have just flown by.  I can't believe I have to say goodbye to some of my good friends here and watch them move on! I am not personally getting transferred (thank goodness!) and neither is Elder Eyre, but many of the missionaries here around us are moving.  I guess we can't keep all the best missionaries in this zone forever.  

This week sure has had some highlights!  One I would like to share is about this less-active part member family we found.  They are a family of six with some pretty incredible stories.  The mother is a member, and has been since she was eight, but has been less active since she was 13.  Her husband is not a member.  A few years ago the missionaries stopped by and started teaching the children, then ages 14, 11 and 8.  The 14 year old and 8 year old got baptized fairly quickly because they felt it was true, while the 11 year old was a little "too cool" for it. His name is Jake and he is a total jock.  He did end up getting baptized a few months later because he started thinking about his family; he wanted to be with them forever, so he entered the water! It was so cool to see this young man be so proud of what he was, yet still humble enough to listen to the Spirit.   The family is one of the nicest families ever.  We are excited to see how the Lord will bless them as they start to become more active again.

Elder Eyre and I got to teach sharing time this week.  What an experience!  Our ward has a lot of young student families, so the primary and nursery are totally stacked.  We decided to run a skit of Ammon, showing the kids how people in the Book of Mormon served and spread the gospel too.  It was so hectic and helter skelter, but the kids seemed to enjoy it and pay attention, to the best degree we could expect them too.  I know I certainly had a lot of fun doing it.

We also had a great fifth Sunday lesson about missionary work.  Our ward mission leader pulled out some scriptures and actions we can perform to be the best member missionaries we can. I will let you search them and see how to apply them: Alma 17:21-23 Integrate; Alma 17:24-25,29 Serve; Alma 18:8-10 Exemplify; Alma 18:24 Speak; Alma 22:16 Invite.  I promise if you apply this method, miracle will happen!  Also, I would encourage you to study out some other things you can do to share this wonderful gospel.  Maybe invite a friend to General Conference this weekend!

Love you all!

Elder Beckstead

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