Thursday, May 8, 2014

Teaching In The Prison

April 28, 2014

Hello Everyone!

     This week was a busy week! 
Monday to Wednesday afternoon we were traveling and having MLC in Helena, Montana. I always love the opportunity to travel back through Montana, I really love it there! The meeting was great! We got back Wednesday night and we had 2 meetings to attend and also went to a stake youth seminary activity that night. 
Thursday through Sunday was busy with several spontaneous service projects and lessons with people on the street. We had a busy weekend and the highlight was on Sunday when we got to go teach the Restoration in prison! 
There is a lady in the ward that writes several people who are in the prison here. One of them is a member and reads the Book of Mormon daily and has been growing spiritually a lot and asked the lady in the ward here to start writing H----- D------ who is another lady who is incarcerated there. So she began to write her and just after a few letters, she mailed her a Book of Mormon and then went and met her in person twice. We were then called and told that H---- was really open and would love a visit from us. So we went and all had our first experience teaching there in the prison. It was us 3 on one side of the glass and H----- on the other side, she introduced herself and explained she has a desire to learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and so we taught the Restoration in about 10 minutes with the pamphlet. She asked if she could have the pamphlet, we had to remove the staples and talk the guard into letting her have it but we got it to her! She has been there several years and will be sentenced in about 2 weeks and will go finish her time elsewhere. We hope to see her again before she leaves and teach her more and follow up on her promise to read the Book of Mormon. It was a powerful and neat experience! 
I know that Heavenly Father loves His children! I am blessed to be here on a mission and enjoy it all, even the rough times, I know it is all to help me grow and become the man I need to be. Love all of you and am thankful for your support!

P.S. Hope you enjoy the pics, I figured they were self-explanatory! :) The one with the 3 bowls of a spoonful of honey... That one is for my dad, he will know what it is... I am the cook in the companionship, I make what you always made me as a kid!

(Sidenotes: Since Elder Organ didn't explain them, I will. The above picture of the truck is just for me. When he was 8 or so I dubbed him Butch and its what I've always called him :) The bowls with the honey is something our dad always did when we were kids. Whether he was making us Cream of Wheat, Malt-O-Meal, or oatmeal, he prepped our bowls with a spoonful of honey and butter.)

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