Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 74: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

This week was good but it was so cold!!! It was in the 50s this week! I know, I'm so used to the hot Texas weather! Sometimes it's a struggle haha! But this week went pretty good! It all started on Monday! We had a commitment to get 9 lessons with a member, which means 9 lessons with investigators where there is a member who is in the lesson and is actively participating! The highest I have gotten in this area is 6 member presents, so we worked hard to help our investigators feel the love of our ward! 

This week we got to see David and Steven a couple times to prepare for there baptism which is this Saturday 😆!! We had some powerful lessons with them on the commandments! They understand so well, and they have such a passion for learning! Steven just eats it all up! It's pretty amazing to see the hole that is being filled in their hearts! They are just about there and nothing is holding them back for this Saturday! 

We also got to stop by Hugo and Areli a couple times and we shared with them the rest of the Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ! You should have seen there faces when we taught them about where they are from and where they are going after this life! It was amazing!! It was even more incredible when we taught them the importance of baptism and how baptism is the key to getting into the kingdom of heaven! Wow oh wow, there faces lit up! It was incredible! They just got their marriage license and got married today!!😆

On Sunday we also had an amazing day! We went out on splits with some youth and we needed 5 more member presents to get our goal! Elder Fong took a 17 year old priest and they rocked it! They found 4 new investigators and had a couple lessons! Then we had a lesson with someone named Elizabeth who is starting to change her life around, and she wants to follow God she is so prepared! It is absolutely amazing all the people that are prepared down here in the city of Houston! The goal for us missionaries is to keep pushing and finding those who are ready for the gospel! We just short our goal by 1 but it was amazing pushing for that goal! 

For a little spiritual thought, I was reading in 2 Nephi 10 this morning, and it said something really bold, it said: 23 "Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life." I know that all of us are free to choose good! We just need to lift up our heads and go for it! I know we can all receive eternal life and I am grateful for the chance to help other people choose it! I love this work! It's amazing! I hope y'all can have a lot of cheer in your hearts especially during this Christmas season! 
I love you all so much! 

Love, Elder Heiner

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