It has been quite the week here in Oregon! It definitely has been an interesting one.
We had a lesson with Ana! It was so great. We read Alma 32 with her and talked all about faith. She is basically in the same boat from when we last saw her. She is really confused if she should stay with her Catholic faith that she was raised in or to change. We will probably start the lessons over with her to help her really understand. It was super awesome to teach her though.
Sad news with Yoselin. We talked to her a lot about her baptismal date and she told us that she feels that the Book of Mormon is true for some people but that it isn't true for her. She still feels that she hasn't received a complete answer so she wants us to help her better understand. We will teach her the restoration and the plan of salvation and if after that she hasn't progressed we will drop her but we really feel that this will help her!
We had a great lesson with Griselda and Melissa. We invited them to be baptized on a specific date but Griselda (Melissa's mom) feels that Melissa needs to mature before she gets baptized. And the way that she said it made it seem like a few years. So we are going to work with those concerns with her. We were planning on teaching them tonight but they canceled so hopefully they will be free another day this week!
We had two zone training meetings that we trained in. One we trained on recognizing the Spirit. I am so grateful for the Spirit that can guide us through every day. We also talked about sincere prayers and how important it is that we have the Spirit lead our prayers. In our other ZTM we trained on teaching skills. What a blessing it is that we can improve every day! I am definitely not a perfect teacher but I can't imagine what it would be like if I was the same teacher I was when I first got here.
Well I better get going but I love you all so much! I am so grateful for the people that we have to work with right now and I am excited to help them progress.
Have a wonderful week!
Hermana Crawford (that’s what a member calls me because he can never remember my name)
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