Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016

Yankton District 

Yankton Font

Zone Temple Day

I didn't thank you last week so I will now: Thanks for the presents.  I use that pen all the time and even wrote in my journal just so I could use it more. The Star Wars shirt is also getting used.  I can't remember right now what other presents I got but they were all good.
We weren't able to see D this week but we met with another investigator.  His name is I.  He is trying to figure out if he is on the right path and decided to investigate the church.  He promised to read and pray and seemed really sincere.  The only problem is that he lives an hour away and there aren't a lot of YSA's near him.  He was planning to go to church yesterday in Atlantic, the closest building to him, but we haven't received word whether he did or not.

We were able to go to the temple on Friday.  One of the nice things of being back near Omaha.

We had a really busy week but in spite of that we didn't make a lot of progress.  I have rarely felt the opposition more clearly than in this area.  I hope that the difficulty means that we are on the right track.  A lot of the people who have joined the church here in the past went on to serve missions and serve actively in the church.  I think that the adversary really want this area to remain unproductive.

We have seen a number of miracles last week.  We are focused on asking for referrals and talking to every YSA (Young Single Adult) we see.  Some of the members we are working with couldn't come up with any names of people they could invite, even with us asking specific questions.  We promised that if the focused on sharing the gospel as they read and prayed that they would know who they should invite.  Yesterday we saw that invitation start to bear fruit.  One of the members had been approached at work with questions about the church a few days after we had invited her to find someone to share the gospel with.  Then during a meeting with another member at the student center we were interrupted by a former investigator we had never met who wanted to talk to us.  He didn't have a phone but he committed to come to an activity!

Love you,
Elder Stapley

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