Sunday, July 21, 2013

Every Member a Missionary!

BOOO, this apparently failed to send :P here you go for last week. (7/8/13)
 
This past week has been awesome! I was really excited for the 4th of July since we're so close to Philly and there is a lot of historical things out here; until we learned that fireworks are illegal and we wouldnt be seeing any :(. The casinos apparently had some cool shows, but we were too far away from Atlantic City. I love the 4th of July though, and am so grateful for the freedoms that we have in this country. Holidays are awesome for missionary work just because everyone is home and in a really good mood so we were able to talk to a lot of people.

The reasoning for titling this "Every Member a Missionary" is because we had an AMAZING experience this week with members doing misisonary work. We had this guy contact us through Mormon.org, and we soon learned that it was because he knew a mormon guy and was curious. He works with Brother Ikner in our ward for the Coast Guard, and once we told the Ikners about it they leaped on the missionary opportunity. They have been inviting him into their homes for FHE and for lessons, and have been helping him get to know people in the ward, and everything we would ever want the members to do, but without being asked! He has been able to progress so much, and its because of the wonderful missionaries the Ikners have been.

The Lord is hastening his work, and it's going to be through members. I believe the increase of missionaries will be to help the members do missionary work, and to keep up with the missionary work that the members are doing. It's miraculous how much of a difference that members make in the work, and how important their role is.

This week has been awesome, I never want to leave this area! Haha

Love and miss you guys,

Elder Horne

PS this is one of the more ghetto apartment complexes we like to visit, The Gates, but the other day someone vandalized the sign. I couldnt help but laugh and get a picture haha.