Monday, May 22, 2017

A good normal work week! May 22nd

What is up everybody!  Like the title says, this past week was just like a pretty normal work week which was cool!  Last preparation day, we were able to go and get the car washed and filled up with gas (it took like a full hour though because the people that wash the car were not going the fastest, it was good though, just took out a lot of time from our preparation day).  On Tuesday we were able to go on exchanges with the Elders from Győr (but they were here in Buda, in a few weeks we will go and head over to Győr).  I was able to work with Elder Seamons and it went super great. We were able to meet with our amazing family that we found last week.  The father is the one that we spoke to on the bus and came to church last week and is doing really well and is progressing really quickly.  We were able to meet his girlfriend this last week who is also very nice. She is not as interested in religion as he is but I pray that with time she can see the amazing things that come from living the gospel and can realize how much this message can bless their amazing family.  They are planning to get married soon and he really would love to be baptized in the near future.  They have two really cute kids who are 4 years old and 4 months old.  I would love it if we could baptize them both and we will keep praying that her heart can be open to the things that we have to say and that she can be open to feeling the spirit.

We were able to have another investigator come to church yesterday which was really great to see (she is the one that we have planned to get baptized on the 10th of June).  Many of the members were able to come over and great her and I think that she had an uplifting experience.  The hardest part for her is being able to manage all of the work that she has going on.  She thinks that in the near future she is going to have more time, as the nursery where she works will be closing for a short time.   We think that she can be ready for her baptismal date on the 10th of June and really think that she can make a great member in the future.  We are hoping to be able to meet with her at least a couple of times this week and hope that she can have her baptismal interview on Saturday.  

We were also able to meet with another great investigator this past week.  He is doing well but we just need to make sure that he is actually interested in the gospel and just not in talking to two American missionaries about our church.  I know that he feels something, however, in order for those feelings to keep coming, we need to continue to focus on the doctrine and he needs to start living according to the commitments that we give him so that he can gain a personal witness for himself that these things are true.  We will keep working with him and are going to do our best to get him some really great fellow-shippers in the ward.  

We were able to have an amazing experience last night as we were doing some tracting and had a prompting to go and look up a family that said that we could come back another time.  We were able to act on the prompting and were able to look up the family.  About 3 or 4 weeks ago we were able to talk to the son who is 14 or 15 and he said to come back. 2 weeks-ago we came back and he said to come back again. So yesterday we went over and the son came and quickly opened the gate and the mother was so happy to see us.  They are from China and have been living here for about a year.  They are Buddhist but loved the idea that God calls prophets who we can follow, and if we follow them then we can be really happy and find safety and peace.  It was a really cool experience and the spirit was definitely present.  They are excited to have us come back next Sunday at 5 o'clock.

I love this work so much and the more I just lose myself in the service of others and try to do my best (and just trust in the Lord to help me out) the happier I become!  This is a gospel of simplicity and joy.  The formula is simple, if we do what is right and show the Lord that we are doing our best then he will continuously bless us!  I love being a missionary! 

Elder Gentry 

 Elder Roberts visiting - He trained Elder Ure and Elder Ure trained Elder Gentry

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