Monday, July 25, 2016

Week 36: We Ought to Obey God Rather Than Men

Cool building!

Monday, July 25, 2016

It was a great week! So, the Elders Quorum's President, Ammon, just got married 2 Saturdays ago and he needed help getting some things out of the house to move. So we helped him and his wife with that. Now that was up north and we have a potential up there, so we decided to go visit him. He is pretty awesome! It turned out he had this day (Tuesday) off and so we went at the right time. We set up an appointment to come back that selfsame day and got a member to come with us. It was a great lesson and he was telling himself what he needed to do before we got to it haha! 

We were going to teach him after the Fireside on Sunday, but he went on a camping trip with his dad for the weekend (short notice). So, we will try and teach him again this week. He definitely got interested with The Eternal Families being taught at Institute. 

We are looking for apartments because the lease will end on August 10th for our current one. We might be moving twice in order to get a good apartment for not too much money. It will be interesting how it plays out.

We went on exchanges with the elders in Bolingbrook and I went to their area with Elder Bird. It was a pretty good exchange! It was pretty hot, though and we did weeding outside. Also, Elder Bird's bike he is using from the mission got in some trouble. The pedal fell off! Lol! Luckily, we weren't that far away from our appointment and we locked it up by the school that was there and I biked while he ran to the appointment. Hahaha!

So the fireside was pretty great! We came in late and ended up sitting in front of the mission president, President Griffin. I didn't realize until after I sat down haha. We got good seats on the second to front row.

Erin (a former investigator) came with Annie and she has been coming to church since last week. It was great that she was there because I think the spirit taught her a lot and she went to shake the speaker's hand herself!

The spirit was pretty strong and everyone sung loud and proud, so that was good!

Yup, it was a good week! I know that "We ought to obey God rather than men." (Acts 5:29) and that God will bless us as we make Him our top priority and obey Him first. I know that this is His church and that Thomas Monson is his Prophet on the earth today here to keep Christ's doctrines straight. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Elder Kloosterboer

Yay! We got an OFFLINE map for our members and investigators! I've been waiting for this for ever!
Confederate Flag
Lol - going 3mph as this guy prepared the way for us
Lol the road the GPS wanted us to go on ended and we ended up going on another road that wasn't on the GPS. Lol!
These 2 pictures were taken in the same minute - that light is from the lightning! 1
These 2 pictures were taken in the same minute - that light is from the lightning! 2
We went to this and it was awesome!