Monday, May 19, 2014

19 May 2014 Surgeries delay baptisms.

  Yes, Desmond is good for Saturday. he passed his interview yesterday and they are planning on getting married sometime this summer. We have a lesson on Wed. with them to make sure he's got everything down. Smoking is not even a problem now for Bob. He is done. No questions asked. His last relapse, that one he mooched, left him so repentant it was crazy. he also had nose surgery/reconstruction this week to take skin cancer out of his nose. So, we saw him yesterday. he's doing okay, he says he could be better but is glad he's done smoking cause that would tear him up if he was recovering while smoking. So, his date is being pushed back. The doctors said they don't want him submerged for three weeks. 
Crystal goes in for surgery today,  Her recovery should be to long though. We taught her the Plan of Salvation this last week. It went well.
 Ya, the ward has 6 people set for the month of June. The Herman-as (Spanish sisters) have three Hispanics, and an 18 year old girl set. Ya, were working with a less active family that just needs to hold an appointment and keep their commitments. They work in DC by the way, three hour commute on a good day. They are  the Jeters, prayers would be nice for soft hearts on their behalf. 

 That's the most for now. Have a good week ya'll.
Love ya, Elder Meyerink

Monday, May 12, 2014

12 May 2014 Hold to the Spirit.

  We had our second lesson with Crystal yesterday. It's all a bit slow for her to understand, but she gets it when we ask for understanding questions. She is being fellow shipped by an older couple who is excited for her.

  Bob stopped smoking, smoked one and repented like crazy. We're pretty sure h'll never smoke again the way he told us he felt sorry for the one. Desmond still rocks. He is pumped to get baptized.

  Deb sent me pics of Peter, good to know I have a third relative I've never met now... :/ oh well, Ill see them all later.

  I'll let ya know how next week goes. We're in Newport News with other elders today, packed with pday fun so got to go.   
Love y'all

Elder Meyerink
 Only two more transfers..... left in this mission. 
Dad & Mom say  "Thanks for your phone call today. It was great to hear from you and to feel your spirit. It sounds like things are going very well for you and your companion and you have some great people to teach. Keep the focus on them and help them as they run into the roadblocks that Satan will place in their way........

Monday, May 5, 2014

5 May 2014 Awesome Conf with Elder Bednar!!

  Conference with Elder Bednar was awesome. Virginia Chesapeake Mission and Virginia Richmond Mmission met at the Righmond stake center. 470 missionaries were there. Including past companions and friends from the Richmond mission. I would get you the notes from what he said, but he asked we write what The Spirit said, and not his words. Basically, it was a revealatory experience. We were asked to study some of his talks; Converted unto the Lord, Ask in faith, and Seek learning by faith. He then opened it up to all the missionaries and asked, "What did you learn?" Then asked follow up questions. It became a giant discussion. There were a lot of things said and heard that helped with a lot of questions that I had, and didn't know I had. even though I didn't get to directly ask him a question, but, they were answered. It was awesome. Not to mention the Apostolic blessing he gave us.

  We had a miracle this week. A few days ago in personal study, a lady called us and when I explained who we were, she asked, "How can I join this church?" We explained the process and set her up to have a member bring her to Church. She came and loved Elder Bednar. She then asked for a Church tour, so we did. When we showed her the Font, she again asked, "When can I join?" We then set up the lessons at the members home who had brought her. Her name is Crystal. 

  Bob is committed to stop smoking this last weekend. he ran out of cigarettes and isn't planning on buying any more. He also came and enjoyed our meeting with Elder Bednar on Sunday as we addressed the Stake. Desmond also came and liked it. He is also on track for his date for May 24th. Prayers for these three would be very appreciated. 

  Hope ya'll have a great week. Expect the Mothers day call around evening ish.
Love, Elder Meyerink