Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013

My week was a great one! Monday was the kickstart of it all! We had a cottage meeting which is basically meeting with a plethora of people at a members home! We picked up 6 new investigators including the rest of Shereca’s family! Which is so great that she chose to live the law of chastity and move back home. They are getting so close as a family and much happier I have been told! It also helped the family respond positively to our message and also fed us 2 times this week! At the cottage meeting we picked up 4 potential Priesthood and they all seem very promising at this point. We did have Shereca’s baptism this Sunday so another early morning to fill the font, but we had a great turnout other than Emsley (Shereca’s dad) didn’t show. The family stayed for church and had a great experience. We have been focusing a lot on building member missionaries and to go along with that this week we are strengthening the branch councils and trying to get everything unified and flowing well. Building that foundation so the work can progress like crazy. So this week we had a 4 hour branch council, hopefully they will be shorter and run smoother as soon as we get people’s roles and duties straightened out!! But the rest of the week was pretty much the same stuff. We did have a Zone Conference on Friday with Elder Anderson from the 70 who talked a lot about consecration and just the covenants we have made thus far in our lives! It was there that Sis Brown saw my elbow and told me I had to go to the doctor. He wasn’t quite sure what it was but it’s kinda like a sist and I have to go into Kingston to see a surgeon due to the size of it. But no worries all is well!! :) To top it off with the awesome Sunday, we met again with the William’s family Sunday night. Had an awesome plan of salvation lesson and Pansy gave an awesome opening prayer. Emsley gave a very sincere closing prayer. It was a fantastic lesson, the spirit was powerful. We were able to talk about temples a little bit and got them on date for Dec 8th as a family! And we found out Emsley’s concern for not coming to church. Sounds like he has been ripped off a lot in his life, but he was so surprised when he found that we don’t have give an offering before, during or after the service!! Haha. So hopefully we will see him there next week with the family. Then we can kick the parents rum drinking habit :) Love you all, it is a great opportunity of ours as a whole to be a part of the work of salvation. I hope all are taking advantage of being able to share the joy we all have with others. I loved the First Presidency message for December that as we share we won’t lose friends, if anything they will respect you more for sharing something that means so much to you! I loved the idea of giving a Book of Mormon with your testimony in the cover as part of a Christmas package. We are having a Christmas devotional broadcast across the island that I think will be a huge missionary tool! So many ways to share!  Much love!!

Elder Wilkerson
Elder England, Oniel, Elder Wignal, Elder Wilkerson, Shereca, and Elder Hunt

Shereca's baptism

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