Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23

This week the Lord has truly blessed us again. We have been busy all week and had a great church function this Monday for family day. We had nearly 80 people in attendance where we had wiener roasts, sleigh rides, games for the kids, and street hockey. Was a really good experience for the community and much fun for all, we had many investigators in attendance and many 
less-active members and nonmembers as well!

Tuesday we were busy with visiting some of our less-actives and were able to increase our knowledge of the culture out here in CTK as we attended some sessions of their culture days and were able to meet some of the Elders of the community and meet more people

Wednesday we had exchanges and were able to teach quite a few lessons, went to a sweat and had some good visits with some of the people we have been working with out here

Thursday we had a very good district meeting and were blessed to contact many people and had a good turnout at our youth night

Friday we had a good planning session and have continually been able to meet more and more people out here, going door to door for a bit. (less than 300 houses out here I think we can contact all of them) And we were able to spend a lot of time with C and B, brothers who who are Less Active members but both are definitely kingdom builders. Things have been going well with them for sure!

Saturday we had success in finding some new investigators through less-active members and had the opportunity to teach and visit with other members and non-members out here

Sunday was good, even despite the weather and the fact that there was a fundraiser at the Band-hall, where most people were in attendance, we still had 17 people at church. This year alone we have had 64 different people attend church. Every week we have been blessed to see different people attend church every Sunday. For example today a man named D came to church, he used to be a councilor in the Branch Presidency and was great to hear his testimony and desire to help the church out here to grow! If we were able to get all of these people to church at once, the chapel wouldn't have enough room or chairs for everyone to sit! Many times I have heard people express how they have noticed a change in the atmosphere and the spirit of the reserve as the work has continued to move along. Every week we have been able to familiarize ourselves with more and more people and our trust, respect, and overall acceptance in the community has been progressing very well! The Lord truly has blessed us here in CTK and we will continue to do all that we can to Find Teach and Baptize and bring the lost sheep back into the fold

But I love you too! You take care and have a great week!

-Elder Dola