Last night we had one of the best lessons I've ever had. It was with sister Merced. We've been working with her a lot. She is on her way back to activity and preparing to go to the temple this year. We went over to her house last night to teach her about the law of tithing; we took James Minerly, a recent convert. Well just as with the most of the best lessons I've had, we didn't even say one thing about tithing. The spirit had something else in mind, but the Lord saw our preparation in making a lesson plan so he helped us. She didn't come to church yesterday because she was sick. We came in and she said, "Before yous guys starts, I wanna tell you what I was reading before you came in." She was reading chapter 3 of Howard W. Hunter, which was what the relief society and priesthood lessons were on in church. She said she just opened the gospel library app and that is what came up. We said, "hey that's what the lessons were on today" and in the most serious face I've ever seen she said, "Shut the front door." I almost laughed, it was hilarious! Then she started bawling because she wasn't able to come to church, but then she read the lesson. It was an awesome, and her son was there!!!
(About halfway through the lesson she was saying how sometimes things get you mad and she was like, "I can 0 to 100, real quick." I almost buttered laughing, again!)
I love when lessons completely go off of what we were going to talk about and we follow the Holy Ghost in what to say. It helps me feel like we're really connecting with them because it's what they need to hear.*
It was really cold this week. But that turned out great because two people let us in because it was cold! That never happens. We ended up teaching this guy named Ron about the atonement. He has struggled in the past with addiction and things and he thinks God helped him through it, but he doesn't know how or who God is. It was a great experience to help someone understand these things that we know about how the atonement carries us. A few minutes later, we met a lady who let us come in for some hot chocolate. Bless that woman.*It's like lacrosse: if someone needs help shooting, but you were going to coach on how to ground ball, it's better to help them with what they need. (I wasn't sure if I wanted to include this because this is a dumb analogy)Elder SchererFox River BridgeElders on Ducatis