Thursday, May 21, 2015

Improve the Shining moments /April 2015

Tuesday we had an emergency zone meeting. They ended up reorganizing the North and South Zone of New Orleans and created a Spanish New Orleans Zone and an English New Orleans Zone. Everything else basically stayed the same. On Tuesday President Fossatti gave us a referral of a family who came to church and had no idea who they were. We went and visited them and his name was Abinadi Garcia and his wife was named Anna and they had two young boys. He was a member and she is not. He wants to get more active and Anna wants her boys in the church but has not had a conviction that the church is true... Yet but she wants to learn more from us. We shared the Restoration lesson with them and Abinadi shared his testimony to her. Yesterday we were able to visit her with President Fossati because Abinadi works 3 weeks out of the state then stays home for another 3 weeks. President Fossati is going to have the Relief Society visit her also. Tuesday night we had Noche de Hogar with Elizabeth and the sister missionaries. It was really neat.

On Wednesday Brother Stancliffe asked if we could come over and help him with Family History. I went over and I helped him do descendency work with the Puzzilla and family search. We were able to find a family of names on census records on family search. He was really impressed and was really excited about doing it. He called us a couple of times during the week telling us what he had found on it was truly marvelous to see the spirit of Elijah in him. On Saturday night we recieved a call and word got out about helping Brother Stancliffe that I was asked to do the 5th Sunday lesson for the Branch yesterday. I talked from starting to sign in to an ancount all the way to doing your direct line and using census records and doing desendency work on puzzilla.

On Friday we were able to attend a Farewell Party for the Stancliffe's daughter who is going on a mission to Oaxaca Mexico.

On Saturday we visited a less active who told us that every time she gets really down or someone to talk to that we always arrive. That was really neat for us to hear that.

Sunday we went and took the Sacrament with the Senior couple to some of the shut ins and then we had branch coordination with the branch mission leader. And then we visited some people with President Fossatti.

Remember that Conference is this weekend!!!! Sessions are available 10 AM and 2 Pm Mountain Day light time!!! Come, listen to a prophet's voice, And hear the word of God, And in the way of truth rejoice, And sing for joy aloud. We've found the way the prophets went Who lived in days of yore. Another prophet now is sent This knowledge to restore!

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