Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Dear family and Friends!                                  Aug 19, 13
     It just never stops out here. We had a lot of things to do this past week and we even have more to do this upcoming week. It sounds like dad got to spend time with some exciting people this last week. He always does manage to sneak his way into events like that. ha-ha It is a good trait to have.
     This last Tuesday we had a meeting called MLC where all of the zone leaders and sister training leaders in the mission have a meeting together with president McCune. It was a 9 hour meeting where many things were discussed about how we are doing on Facebook and how we are raising the bar in the mission with the standards of excellence changing.   President has been pretty straight forward with the fact that we need to stand up and take responsibility. There has been a big problem I guess in the mission with sisters and elders having feelings for one another. President has a big list already of people he can't put together in the same district when transfers come. This week in the zone we even had a problem with a sister talking to a elder on Facebook...
    Anyways, this week my companion got a boil on his be-hind ha-ha;  so we have been going to the doctors so that the can drain it and make sure it's not getting infected. He was kind of like dad before saying that he was in pain but he didn't want to go to the doctors so I finally talked him into getting it checked out and I guess it was good that he went because it would have kept growing bigger and bigger.
    Our lessons were a little low this week because a lot of our investigators couldn't meet with us. Ana Lopez this lady we ask to be baptized last week showed up to our lesson on Wednesday just beaming! She had read 5 chapters in the Book of Mormon and said she could loved it! It is crazy to see how much her appearance has changed in just a week. She was suppose to come to church on Sunday,  but had trouble with work. Once she finally makes it to church I think she will sky rocket! Also that same night my companion and I had about an hour left for the night to visit people,  but for some reason when we got in the car I felt that we shouldn't  visit any of the people we had planned on visiting. I started driving to an area that felt right and ask my companion if he knew anyone in this area and he said no. I then said well lets go closer to our house since it's getting late so we went through a different neighborhood now and I asked him again if he knew anyone that lived here and he said no.. but then was like well there is this one person my last companion told me about.
     Next thing I knew we were on the front door step and a man opened the door. Before my companion could introduce us he was just like "Elders' come in! " We started talking with him and he introduced himself as Alex, opening up to us being very friendly. Then he told us that ye had actually just been thinking this last Saturday that he needs a change in his life. He doesn't want to fight with his wife anymore and he feels as if life is not going anywhere. He then told us how his wife is a member of the church and really likes the LDS church. So the Sundaybefore he went to church with her and just felt that this was the change he needed in his life.
   My companion and I testified powerfully and shared a little of the restoration with him and told him to pray tonight to God if this is what he needs in his life. We hope to meet with him this week to follow-up, but after walking out of that house I was so happy.   It made me feel good that the Lord had guided us to this man. I have some high hopes for this upcoming week with a lot of people we are teaching. 
      Another family we are teaching the wife is a non member and the husband  is a less active.  We started teaching them about the Book of Mormon and the wife was asking us questions about the Book of Mormon when the husband turns to his wife and just starts testifying to her that this book his true and this is the answer to her prayer! For about 15,  they just had their own conversation about it all as we just sat there. ha-ha It was so cool to see this man teach his wife like that and our goal is to get him the priesthood soon so that he can baptize his wife! They don't know that yet, but It will happen. ha-ha :)
    Well this letter is long enough. I love you all like always and really feel your prayers. Lets me know if you need some up lifting and I can send you a personal letter! Have a good week! The church is true!

                                                               Elder Cory Breinholt

P.S.  Hey so this week I didn't really have time to post much on facebook so I will try this week to post the videos. Also if everyone in the family could share the post I put up that would up so that more people can see them throughout the web!

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