We had a great week. A ton of people came to church, and our Gospel Principles class was packed. Most of them are from one apartment complex, which happens to be one of the worst apartment complex for drugs, violence, etc.
One of the ladies we taught this week REALLY liked our lesson. We reviewed the restoration with a little object lesson involving cups. When we finished all she could say was "WOOOOWW...I never thought of it like that. That makes so much sense." She snapped a picture of it and said she wanted to show everyone at work and even asked us to make her a set of these cups, so she could really show people. She really liked it a lot.
Later this week, I went with one of the zone leaders for the day. After lunch, he decided that we were going to go to the home of some people that he had met recently and offer service. So, we grabbed some cleaning supplies and went over and cleaned the porch and the windows and the floor. They thought it was a little strange at first, but they were very appreciative when we finished. It's a 2 bedroom apartment that houses 10 adults and 3 or 4 children. You can imagine that it gets rather messy. Before we left, one of them, offered his service to us if we ever needed it. We told him about a stake service project this weekend, and he said that he would come and help.
The neatest experience this week came while we were knocking doors in an apartment complex. We had knocked on a couple and then decided that we were not in the right place; we needed to knock a different set of doors. So, we moved around the complex until we felt that it was right. The first door we knocked on was opened by a lady who used to be taught by missionaries. She didn't remember much but was willing to have missionaries teach her and her children again. The next door we knocked on turned out to be a less active man who had recently moved into the area with his wife and small daughter. It was great to be in a position where we could feel the promptings of the Spirit moving us to where we needed to be.
Experiences like this help me to remember that the Lord is in charge of the missionary work and all that happens in the church. I am merely an instrument that He can use to bless the lives of His other children. By allowing the Lord to work through me, I too am blessed.
I hope all of you are having fun making preparations for Halloween. Eat some candy for me.