Monday, September 14, 2015

Be a PIG in the Gospel


This week was so much better than last week! We found 4 new investigators this week. We got Jesus and Elisa Hernandez who are a really young solid family! They have two little girls ages 2 and 9 months. They told us that they have their faith but they are open to learning more about Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. We taught them the restoration and they understood it very well. We are going to go back and teach them the Plan of Salvation and tell them that they can have there family for eternity! 

Our other investigators, moved from Midwest City into our area. They are trying to get financial support from the church but apparently they have been doing this for a few years now. Our bishop told us about there situation and so Elder Karr and I are going to go to our appointment with them and teach them the restoration and see if they are really investigating or just need support. They told us that they set a baptism date for October 10 and they really want to keep that. We got them a ride to church and then they started asking for money for rent and groceries so bishop told sister walker to tell them she couldn't give them a ride. We felt really bad for getting sister Walker involved. We told the Garner's that they would have to take the responsibility of getting to church. They took the responsibility and called sister Walker begging for a ride and she brought them Sunday. Like I said we have to be very careful about teaching them.

We got to do a lot of service this week! Wednesday we went to the Food Bank. Elder Karr and I got to sort through produce in the back room. I have never hated vegetables more. There were a lot of moldy oranges and things like that. The supervisor told us to judge the produce by deciding if it is something we would eat or not. Elder Karr said "I hate all of this so do I throw it away?" It was really funny! If you remember back to my first week when I went and helped a family clean out this hoarder house well guess what? We did it again! This time the whole zone came and we went ham on the garage! This time we didn't have to eat the nasty peanut butter frosting cake. We had donuts and pizza. Great combination huh! Brother Anderson, who is cleaning the hoarder house, always calls Elder Karr "Brother Karr" and it is funny!

We had dinner with Bishop Gillespie and his family on Sunday. They are the nicest family ever! Bishop Gillespie is in the Air Force and since he has been here for 3 years he is moving. They are going to North Dakota and everybody in the ward is unhappy about it. On fast Sunday some people said they were fasting for the Gillespie's to stay. Everyone is really going to miss them!

The theme this Sunday in Sacrament was being diligent in our callings. One of the speaker started saying "We need to be pigs like the Gates family." Everyone started laughing and the speaker told us to hear him out. He went on to say that pigs just eat everything. We need to be pigs in our callings by working as hard as we can. Even though we may not like our callings we have to fulfill our responsibilities. My challenge to you this week is to be a PIG in the gospel by exercising your faith. Read the scriptures, pray, share your testimony! I know that if we are PIGS in the gospel we will be blessed and you will see those blessings as you exercise your faith. The church is true!

Sincerely, Elder Brisk

That is all.

Picture with our recent convert Conor before he went to college

My District from Zone Temple Day

My whole Zone at Zone Temple Day

Yes that is me. #CarWashPro

This weeks random church sign...something to think about

This was our pet caterpillar we had for 10 minutes

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