10 Dec 2011 – Going out with the Missionaries

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Rather early this morning I received a call from the zone leaders asking if I could go out with Elder Clark this afternoon because Elder Beard was going with the APs to Miami. I said I would love to go and so I spent three hours teaching the gospel. We first went to an older sister – she is exactly 12 days younger than me – and talked about the plan of salvation and what happens when we die and are resurrected. It was a very good experience because she loved the bible and kept a good study journal. On the way out we got a contact with the family in front and an invitation to come back during the week.

We then went to keep a teaching appointment but no one was home so we went harvesting in the same area. We only got into one home but there we were able to bless the house, teach a short lesson on Joseph Smith, give a blessing to Delores who was not feeling well, and get a return appointment. We had a good conversation with another man but he would not let us in to bless his house. We did pray together and made an appointment to come back and teach. On our way back to the car I suggested we try the house where we were originally going and found the woman home and made a new appointment for later in the week.

Our final appointment was with a young woman who spoke little English so Elder Clark taught her in Haitian Creole. We had to teach outside because she was alone. She sat on a 5 gallon bucket and we sat on the step. I was able to bear my testimony of the Book of Mormon and of the first vision in English with Elder Clark translating but I think she understood by the spirit. In the picture you will notice the clothes on the fence behind her. Teaching outdoors with clothes drying on the fence brought back wonderful memories of both Indonesia and South Africa.

It was wonderful to feel the power of the spirit and the blessings of the Spirit that led us to know what to teach and ask. I am looking forward to the next time I can go out with the missionaries.

1 thought on “10 Dec 2011 – Going out with the Missionaries

  1. Sandy Mickelsen

    I don’t know what we would do without the great friends and memories that have come from serving our missions!


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