We also got to teach Ellen. We took the Walkers with us. Her biggest concern was just getting over the things she has heard about what we believe and replacing that with the truth. It was amazing to have the Walkers there, because they've experienced the same hurdle. It was an amazing lesson.
On Tuesday we got to go over and help the Walkers outside. It was a gorgeous Spring day, sunny with a breeze. We laid out pine straw and then raked up "swe'gum" balls, the spiky pokey things that come off of trees sometimes. It was so much fun. I really love yard work!
We received a lot of referrals from them, and were directed to see a few people. We've been able to drop by those people this week, and we're hopeful that things will go well!
We went and saw a lady named Pamela. She doesn't come to church any more, and we went to meet her. We didn't have her house number though, so we had to go searching through the trailer park to find her. We didn't go very far when we found her house. Miracles! She seems really sweet and made an appointment for us to come back. We're excited! Her daughter is really interested in religion, so we're pretty hopeful for them, too.
We taught Jean on Thursday. One of the first things she said was "I don't want to be baptized anymore." That was kind of super horribly crushing. I felt like all the wind went out of me. We challenged her to try it and see if it was true, and to make her decision after she'd tried coming to church, reading, and praying.
All and all ya'll, this week I've learned a lot about the power of charity. Love changes things. Love changes people. It's the solution to most problems. It's something Heavenly Father gives you - it's a gift from Him. Because of Jesus Christ, we can do all things, conquer all things, and endure many things. (13th Article of Faith)
I love you all! thank you for all of your prayers. I know that they are heard and that they are answered!