Monday, July 11, 2016

Streeeeeeet Rangerz in the rain

What's good everyone another week in Amish paradise yahmean! Some sweet stuff is happening out here. Well for one a member took us out to breakfast this morning to the Shady Maple Smorgasbord, a pretty famous Amish buffet place that is like the size of an airport. So that was sweet.

We picked up 3 new investigators this week! We're super psyched so the first one was from a list of people that was in the sisters area book but in our area so they gave us the list. We went and tried all these people and one of them turned out to be the niece of a member of the bishopric! She didn't know much about the church at all, but is looking for a church. We taught her about how the Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ, and we're going back to teach her tonight!

The other two happened on Friday. We went to try to visit a less
active member, but they ended up not living there anymore, so we
decided to tract the complex where we were at. So we start knocking on doors, and it soon thereafter started pouring rain. So we're knocking on doors dripping wet 110% soaked as it continues to dump rain on us and people were nice but didn't have enough pity on us to let us in so after tracting in the pouring rain for like an hour and a half we knock on this door, and the rain eased up, and these people came outside and started talking to us! They were very nice and curious. We taught them the full restoration on their porch as the sun shined down on us, and they were really interested and had some great thoughts to share! Their names are Alden and Skyler, I think they are brother and sister or something. But yeah it was so awesome and we are going back to teach them again tomorrow!

We had a super sweet lesson with Mac and his friend Jason on Saturday night. Jason has been investigating off and on for a while and almost got baptized like a year ago, and he joined us for the lesson. Brother Mecham from the ward came to the lesson and was super helpful! Mac told us how people thought he was crazy for believing that God wants us to evolve to eventually become like him and I will never forget seeing the look of pure joy on his face as brother Mecham explained to him that we too believe that because our Heavenly Father loves us, he wants us to return to him and to eventually become like him. Jason was awesome during the lesson too he was pulling out Book of Mormon scriptures like a member! It was so great, and we set Mac with a new baptismal date of August 13th! He is super excited and Mac and Jason both came to church yesterday! Except they went to the Lancaster ward
because our ward time didn't work for them this week but hopefully
next week! We were still able to see them after sacrament meeting
though because the wards meet in the same building. So we were able to talk to Mac about his sacrament meeting experience and he loved it! It's so exciting and Mac is so happy to have found the church!

I love seeing the light that this gospel brings in to people's lives.
Every time I see the smiles on someone's face that the gospel brings, I just think of how that is why I am here. To help these people. I'm grateful for this time I have to serve my savior Jesus Christ. He lives! Thanks fer all yer love and support erryone much love to you hooligans!

- Elder Poulsen

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