We also had a lesson and dinner with Johnette and her husband Luke. Luke seems to be more open with us and about being involved in church. Johnette would be baptized tomorrow if she could, but if Luke doesn't want her to be baptized then he won't let her. So it really all relies on him. He agreed to read with her this week and he has given us rides home a couple of times now. He's a super nice and funny guy. We really like talking with him. We hope things will work out with them soon.
Working with the district at DOM was great too. We all had s good discussion about finding people to teach, and so as a district we are trying to focus on finding through family history. I was able to go on exchanges with Elder Snelson too. That was fun. I was in Blythewood with him and we taught some really great people.
So yeah this week was pretty great. We are making slow but steady progress with teaching and the members. Elder Pace and I had to both give talks yesterday in sacrament meeting and they gave us the whole block. We each spoke for 20 minutes. He spoke on adversity and I spoke on diligence. The members really enjoyed it and I think that helped them like us more :) it was a good sacrament meeting.
Thanks for those quotes. I will remember the first one out here. I have been praying for a lot of things and so it will help me receive answers to prayer. The Atonement has helped me try my best and be my best as often as I can. It is the biggest help I've gotten on my mission.
Hope y'all have a great week!
Elder Sean Bills
Here is the quote Kent sent him this week:
Elder Richard G. Scott said in a general conference talk: “What do you do when you have prepared carefully, have prayed fervently, waited a reasonable time for a response, and still do not feel an answer? You may want to express thanks when that occurs, for it is an evidence of His trust. When you are living worthily and your choice is consistent with the Savior’s teachings and you need to act, proceed with trust. As you are sensitive to the promptings of the Spirit, one of two things will certainly occur at the appropriate time: either the stupor of thought will come, indicating an improper choice, or the peace or the burning in the bosom will be felt, confirming that your choice was correct. When you are living righteously and are acting with trust, God will not let you proceed too far without a warning impression if you have made the wrong decision” (“Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer,” Ensign, May 2007, 10).
Click on the link for the whole talk, it's really great!