Last week Elder Wedel and I hiked to the old mine again, but this time with our ward mission leader and his family, and a nonmember family that are good friends with them. We all had a great time! The weather has been getting colder at night, and the winds are picking up!
So, the nonmember family that we hiked with: Elder Wedel and I have been serving, befriending them for a few months now. They are a wonderful family; great kids! They have great Christian values and are such a wonderful family; we love them. Anyways, the wife was giving us haircuts at her hair salon, and we were able to strike up a Gospel conversation with her. Later on we talked about eternal families, and she said something along the lines of "I wonder what happens to my family after I die?" and instantly Elder Wedel and I said "We have an answer for that.", to which she said "Really? You guys actually have an answer?" The Holy Ghost was definitely there during that conversation. By the end of the conversation, we asked her if she would be interested in learning more about what we believe. She said she would pray about it. Wow, she basically just committed herself to praying about whether or not she should learn more about the Gospel! It was a cool experience. It was a testimony builder for me to have been able to participate in that informal teaching moment.
The part-member family whose orchard we were cleaning up invited us to a family get-together that they were having in celebration of their anniversary. It is cool to see how much our service efforts have softened his heart towards us and the Church. He is quite intellectual and really enjoys talking to us now!
I love you all, have a good week!
Our silly picture for the hike haha.