Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Every member a Missionary

Hello friends and family :) Nothing too exciting happened this week
but it was still a great week here in Rancho Cordova. We have been
finding and tracting like crazy people. We haven't been having too
much success in the finding department but Spencer is on date for June
4th and he is really excited about it. :) Teaching Spencer with the
help of the Cuttings (a family in the Anatolia Ward) has made such a
difference! Member missionary work really is the best way to do it.
President Hinckley says it best:
“So many of us look upon missionary work as simply tracting. Everyone
who is familiar with this work knows there is a better way. That way
is through the members of the Church. Whenever there is a member who
introduces an investigator, there is an immediate support system. The
member bears testimony of the truth of the work. He is anxious for the
happiness of his investigator friend. He becomes excited as that
friend makes progress in learning the gospel. The full-time
missionaries may do the actual teaching, but the member, wherever
possible, will back up that teaching with the offering of his home to
carry on this missionary service. He will bear sincere testimony of
the divinity of the work. He will be there to answer questions when
the missionaries are not around. He will be a friend to the convert
who is making a big and often difficult change. … The process of
bringing new people into the Church is not the responsibility alone of
the missionaries. They succeed best when members become the source
from which new investigators are found”
Before my mission I was probably the worst at member missionary work!
I have such a testimony of it now that I am on my mission. Ok anyways
sorry for the long rant...
On Saturday a cute 8 year old little girl got baptized! Her dad has
been a member for about a year and her mom is not a member. So in
order for her to be baptized her parents decided she should take the
lessons and then decide for herself. So back in December when I was
with Sister Wright we would go over and teach her. She is such a cute
little thing! Her name is Bella and she was so excited to get baptized
We met a girl named Brianda who is living with some less active
members of the Mather Ward and she says she is interested in learning
more :) So hopefully we will be able to teach her!
We also had a specialized training for the whole mission from
President Jardine and the APs on How to begin teaching. It was really
inspiring and made me think about my teaching skills. There is always
something to improve on :)
On Saturday from 5:30-8:30 ok more like 9:30..... The Hermanas, Sister
Starnes and Davis, the zone leaders, Sister Cundick and I got to help
out and do service at the international festival. I guess they have
been doing it every year for a while now and it was so much fun!! We
made bead bracelets with little kids :) I wish I would have taken
pics! They had a sage set up and people from all different parts of
the world performed dances. It was so cool to watch :) Fun Stuff!
Here is an update on our recent converts:
Jeff is still doing great! He comes to church every Sunday and
participates in the sacrament :) His wife isn't progressing very much
unfortunately but we keep praying that eventually she will figure it
Kevin and Sheri are struggling financially but they paid their tithing
and are being faithful to the covenants they made at baptism. Keep
them in your prayers! Sheri went visiting teaching for the first time
Sunday after church :) And Kevin helped with the sacrament again. They
are awesome!
Sylvia moved and we haven't heard from her so we hope she is doing well....
Well that is pretty much all that happened this week :) Sorry this is
so long and boring haha
Oh ya transfers are coming up this weekend... I have been in the same
area for about 6 months now so we all think I am going to leave but
hey who knows! I can't believe I'll be a third of the way done on the
18th..... Crazy! Well I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Sister Munk

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