Proverbs 28:27 – “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack”.
Dear Friends and Family,
The surgery for another cancer spot on Elder Hansen went well. It was a big chunk of flesh they removed from his cheek. The surprising thing was he has not had any pain (first time with no pain when a chunk was cut out). It has not slowed us down. We appreciate your prayers. I made a real good contact in the waiting room (I gave her the paper “The Graduation Called Death” that I wrote and a pass-a-long card for a Book of Mormon.) It turned out that she has relatives who are Mormons.
We found some choice people for Elder Sinard and Elder Hadley to teach when we went to a teaching appointment with them. After that it didn’t take them long to get into the scenario of approaching other neighbors who were sitting on porches. It was exciting. We will miss them. They were transferred to another area.
There were many letters that we sent off this week to inactive members in Macon because we still feel a connection; plus there were many inactive members that we visited here in Augusta. We also found five more referrals for the missionaries to teach and baptize.
Every Wednesday and Sunday all the couches and chairs in the entry way of the church, are full of people who want a check from the church. We are seeing many of the same faces, others are not baptized. On Sunday they do not go to class. When they get their check they leave. I try to bring them to class but they do not budge. The Bishop will ask them to go to class (Someone goes to class to get them when their turn is up to be seen by the Bishop). They go to class for a couple of minutes (or less) then they return to the couches. I feel these people need to be taught. They need the missionary lessons. District meeting on Tue. Was about what to say when an investigator says they want our Church welfare.
Along with our visiting record, Elder Hansen has started a list with addresses and phone numbers (when they have a phone) of the inactive people that need a ride to church. We submitted it at correlation and will add to it each week as needed. Sunday the Elders Quorum president submitted new home teaching routes to encourage Home teachers to transport their families that need rides to church. Hope it works. It is a burden for the Elders to find rides for investigators and new members each week.
Have it Happy!! Love You Bunches!!! Elder and Sister Hansen