Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Do What Is Right!

"Do what is right, let the consequence follow
Battle for freedom in spirit and might
And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow;
God will protect you; Do what is right!" 

*****Ask friends and neighbors to serve alongside you in community service, meals for those in need, helping in ward activities, helping people move, working in scouting, Family History or welfare projects.******

We taught a less active this week, and we shared,

 Helaman 5:12 
And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty stormshall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.
(my absolute favorite scripture) and we talked to him about building his foundation in Christ. I invite all those who haven't been to church in the past 3 weeks to read this scripture and pray and ask Heavenly Father to help you in the way YOU need. He knows YOU and will help you if you ask. 

We taught one of our recent converts, Honorio about the Priesthood and Auxiliaries of the church. I love teaching about the priesthood. I love the opportunity God has given to men to act in His name if they are worthy. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my brother, dad, grandpa, friends exercising this wonderful priesthood power and helping me receive blessings, and more.   THANK YOU! 

Since we work in the Escalante Branch, we decided to go and visit Sister Barker, the relief society president and wife of the president in that branch.   She recently overcame massive neck surgery. She tripped over the vacuum cord one day and broke her neck and she wasn't going to live but she had FAITH! She has been recovering very well, but we like to visit and help when we can. 

We visited Andee, and when we went we also taught his friends! They are funny because they're sweet and old and some are senile but its always a fun time in Escalante. :) 

We took Carlos (a 19 year old less active) to temple square. We couldn’t think of what would grab his attention.  So I thought of Temple Square because the spirit is so strong there.  We could also teach him about the Plan of Salvation in the room with the Christus and that is what we did.  For a 19 year old boy with 3 sister missionaries he wasn’t really paying attention but once we bore our testimony there, he felt something different and changed his focus. It was a really good lesson. Sister Reza has been in this area for 6 months and she said he has never ever taken the time to listen or even talk to us, but now he is starting to want to come back. 

We had a service project on Thursday morning. The Utah Food Bank truck came to Escalante and we delivered some of the boxes that some people wouldn't be able to physically pick up. It was fun because we got to drive around some golf carts :) Then Sister Fernandez got her hair trimmed, and I was talking to the lady and telling her about how I was debating getting bangs, but not your straight across type, I wanted choppy and longer so it can grow out faster before I come home :) I basically just went for it and decided to get it done finally. I LOVE IT!! 

We had a FHE with Sarahi and the Barajas family.   We watched Meet the Mormons because Sarahi had a copy from the screening from her boss so she invited us over to watch it.  I love that movie so much.  I didn’t realize just how much I missed football until they showed that one segment and sister Fernandez and I were pretty excited to see it (especially considering she missed the Super Bowl)

We found 2 new contacts this week! One at Escalante (the friend of Andee's) and the other is a sibling of someone we just started teaching! We are excited to help them gain a stronger relationship to Christ and help their family be sealed. 

We had lunch with Sister Smith! We went to CPK at Gateway and it was super fun to catch up and talk to her about the changes since Layton! She tries to predict next transfer and told me I would be training in Kaysville, lets see if she is right!?

Valentine dinner and dance
Our 14th ward had a Valentine's Day dance on Saturday night and we as missionaries were invited to attend. It was great because before we talked about Charity and love with a less active member family. It was a great great lesson! Also we had fun at the Valentine's dinner and dance! 

Church was great! We had an investigator attend church with us! We taught the investigator who came to church and her recent convert husband that day also! We taught 2 FHE  lessons Sunday as well. The weather is BEAUTIFUL here right now. I love it!  :)

I love this area and you all! I miss you, but I'm super happy to be in the service of my fellow man and God :)

Con Amor,
Hermana Blankmeyer 

P.S. on Friday we had an Emergency Mission Meeting in the building behind the conference center to talk about the new mission president and logistics and such. Thursday President Spendlove from San Antonio, Texas was called to serve for 2 years and 4 months with his wife in our mission as mission president. He has a 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son that will be living with them here. I'm super excited for them and they have around 3 weeks to move and come here without much training. 

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