Monday, August 5, 2013

Good morning everybody!

It has been another roller-coaster week in Worthing! Lot's ups and downs! But a lot more ups, I think! :) The work is most definitely moving forward, though. The ward is  beginning to trust us and put their shoulder to the wheel. I'm confident that if we just keep doing what we are doing, then the Lord will provide the rest.

We are seeing tons of miracles in our finding efforts! We have made it a big focus to rely on the Lord when planning our finding activities (both through the members and through our own efforts.) Somehow, we've been able to be at the right place at the right time all week. The Lord guided us to the right formers, right members, right streets, and placed prepared people in our path along the way.

Our Ward Mission Leader provided us an incredible referral this week. She was at church yesterday, we taught her, and will teach her again tomorrow. She loved church and no concerns are apparent at the moment.

This week I gained a renewed testimony of knocking. We put our faith into it and "played smart" by trying to knock as much as possible between 5 and 8 PM (disregarding the fact that people are "having their tea.") We also worked on being less robotic- just being ourselves at the door. I've said it before but I'll say it again- training brings you back to basics and I could NOT be more grateful for that.

Our goal this week is to improve our relationship with the ward and ward mission leader by defining our respective roles in pushing this work forward. We want our study and planning to revolve more around the people and the doctrines they need (because that's where the answers always are!) as opposed to our planning revolving on how we can get the members involved. During companion study today, we decided that we want to shift that to the Ward Mission Leader via daily contact and the Ward via more effective use of the Progress Record. Our plan is to inform our WML of all return appointments when we get them, tell him about the investigator, and invite him to prayerfully consider who could do a good job fellowshipping... and then find a member for us to come on that appointment. Obviously, that's a big load to bear- but I think it'll enhance our ability to build the testimony of our friends ten-fold. We'll see how it all turns out :) we're going to present it all to him tomorrow in correlation.

I love you all! Feel free to send packages, letters, or anything really! :) You guys are simply the best. I know this church is true, I could never deny it.

With love,
Elder Frederickson

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