Sunday, January 9, 2011

January 3, 2011

Heyyy! Thank you for those pictures. You both look so good! I keep saying that but its true ha-ha. So you're back in the freezing cold in Utah...bummer. You had so much fun in Hawaii. You did so many awesome things. The lava place looks amazing.

Our week was pretty good. We did a lot of work trying to visit old media referrals that never got updated. Media referrals are just when people order the BOM or DVDs and stuff. There's a referral system and we have to update them when we try to visit them and there were some really old ones that we went to see and updated. We got a return appointment with one so that was good.

Another cool thing that happened was we were tracting and there was this tiny apartment complex in a neighborhood and it looked like no one lived there because there was only one car with cleaning supplies in the back (we thought it was a janitor or something). So we were starting to pass it and as we were walking past it the Spirit told us to go knock the door that the truck was in front of. We didn't listen. Then it told us to go back again. Kept walking. Then the Spirit was like "FREAKING GO BACK NOW!" So we did. Hahaha. And this guy named Nay answered and we told him a little about the BOM and set a return appointment. We taught him a few days later and the Spirit was SO strong in the lesson. He's a really cool guy. When we were reciting Joseph Smith's experience in the grove, as we said "I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description..." the Spirit like shocked him ha-ha. He shook and said "Oooh" hahahaha. It was sweet. So that was good. Then we go back two days later and read the BOM with him. So we sit down, pray, and say that we're going to read together maybe the first chapter or two. We told him we could each read two verses as we went along. So he starts reading. And keeps going. And keeps going. And keeps going. And keeps going. He read the first 5 chapters by himself out loud! That's 1/5 of 1st Nephi. Elder Whitworth eventually had to say "Can I stop you there?" ha-ha. And Nay was like "Man it's just starting to get good!" So he was loving it. We tried to set a date with him but he said he'd pray about it. But at the end of the lesson we all knelt in prayer and he offered such a great prayer. Just straight up asked if the BOM was the word of God. Most direct and clear prayer of my whole mission. We can't believe we almost skipped his apartment!!! I'm so thankful and humbled by the Spirit. We couldn't help Christ with His work without it.

Then New Years we just partied way hard and stayed up all night. Except not at all! We just had a normal day hahaha. But at about 7PM we went over to a member friend's house and were there till we had to go home. I gave them a light show though and that was fun ha-ha.

Today is zone P day so we went to the beach and played football. It was so cold before the sun came up ha. Then we just got back from Cracker Barrel. We're about to go watch Toy Story 3 and play dodge ball so it's going to be great. Pam is still doing awesome. Keep her in your prayers so she can be healed. I LOVE YOU! Have a great week!

Elder Austin Gable Engemann aka dubEE fresh

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