Monday, October 19, 2015

The Power of Teaching with the Spirit

It was a pretty good week! 

Last Monday we had to be in Twin to get our car windshield fixed, and Bro. Ray from Gooding came and took us around to shop and then we went hiking down to Pillar Falls. (never again, that hike almost killed me because of how steep it was) Got some cool pics though!

Tuesday we did exchanges and I went to Wendell with Elder Calderon. Had a good time and some cool things happened! Last week with Elder Taylor we met this guy that worked in Gooding, and during this exchange I met him again! We taught him the Restoration and he agreed to have the Elder's come back! Also we just knocked a random door and ended up teaching the family about how the gospel blesses families in just 5 minutes, and they agreed to a return appointment! 

Friday we had Adult Temple Baptisms! Two recent converts went for the first time so we were able to go to! It was a great experience and we had about 20 adults there. 

Yesterday Elder Taylor, Bro. Scott (Ward Mission Leader), and I spoke in sacrament meeting. I talked on 'How Christ Invited and Why?" Elder Taylor spoke on 'Sacrifice' and Bro. Scott spoke about his own conversion and the Power of Invitation, and went over the ward mission plan and challenged the members of the ward to read "The Power of Everyday Missionaries" By Clayton M. Christensen, and to set a date to invite a family to come into their home and be taught by the missionaries. Already have seen good fruit come from it! Members have told us how they have set dates and are going to invite to activities and such! 

Last night had great experience while teaching a member family. We had them role play as if they were an investigator family and we taught them about how the Gospel Blesses Families and tied in the message of the Restoration and it was powerful! At the end they commented about how much the spirit was there and then said without us even asking: "We need to find someone to hear this message". It was so cool to see the power of the Spirit influence people to want to be better and to share that with others.

Another neat experience this week was that Hayden told us he wants to drop his addictions and be baptized on November 7th. Lexi is still planning on being baptized too, just hasn't decided which day she wants yet. I am truly blessed for this opportunity I have to be in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To feel and witness the Spirit work through me as a missionary and change the lives of others. I have a deep love for this gospel and how it TRULY blesses and helps our families enhance the quality of life, invite true happiness into the home, and provide peace through trials. God Loves us and has given us this glorious message! We must share this with those we know. We must invite. Even if they say no. We still must invite.

Love y'all!!! 
-Elder Bean

Pillar Falls

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