Monday, June 3, 2013

How ya'll doing?  I am doing well.  It is crazy how President Crawford is moving me all over the place, but it's working out.  Elder Roundy and I have been working hard.  Fall Creek got split into 2 different areas when I got here.  So, we don't have very many investigators. So we have been working really hard on finding people to teach.  On Thursday we had to go to Beaumont because of my knee(football injury).  It was not wanting to work anymore! haha.  We saw a man named Doctor Hayes who is a member and he gave me what's called a Cortisone Shot to fix my knee hopefully.  We will find out if it worked next week.  So, until then we will be driving around in a car.  Anyways, later on thursday night we went to teach a man named Arlen.  Arlen is an older gentleman and has slightly lost his mind.  We started talking to him and he really loves music.  He especially loves listening to the piano.  So, he sat us down and pretty much forced us to listen to his favorite piano song and while it was playing he was moving his hands in the air dramatically like he was playing it!  haha.  Then, once that was over we tried to have a lesson with him.  It  was the craziest lesson I have had.  Everything we said he wanted to tell us that we were wrong.  He was at one point talking about how the story of Christ forgiving the Adulterous woman wasn't a real story and told us all this false information about why it is then he asked us "do you believe that?"  And I was straight forward with him.  I said,"No."  And he looked stunned and Elder Roundy told him a few things about the Book of Mormon and I testified that those things were true and that the Book of Mormon is true.  The spirit was there and he blatently ignored it.  From this experience I have truely learned the meaning of Agency.  People have thier ability to choose.  We did all we could but this old man just wasn't willing to accept.  
Anyways now for some positive!  We were out tracting for an Hour on saturday and we knocked on a house and no one answered.  We turned around and started walking to the next house and we saw a man outside.  The spirit told me go talk to him.  I kind of shrugged it off thinking it was just my thought.  Then, it came again. Go talk to him.  I stopped right where I was said hey Elder lets go talk to this guy.  And, I started running!  We got up to him and started talking he was a nice man.  He said to come back because he was really busy at the moment so we will be seeing him this week.  
Thank you for all the prayers on my behalf.  I have really felt them, this past week, working in my life.  By the way, Elder Roundy has just finished training. He is a good Elder and wants to work.  He is from Moroni, Utah.  This will be a good transfer with him.  I want ya'll to know that I know this church is true.  Christ is the head of this church.  I love my mission.  I love the work.  And I love ya'll!  Have a good week!
Elder Willden

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