Monday, November 17, 2014

A Spiritual FHE & Cutting Down a Tree

Oh boy!!! It's almost winter time! We have several inches of snow and ice! The roads this morning are packed with ice! Love it! lol I am being safe Grandma! (Love ya) But this week has been incredible! We have a Less active family that has been coming to church since our visit with them a few weeks back. They have 2 children that are not baptized. So they are on date for baptism on the 6th of December! They are solid! We have another man named Charley. We found him through a less active family also! So he is on date for the 29th of November!! He is so ready to be baptized. It has been a struggle with teaching him because he has dementia. We have been communicating with our leaders as what we could do to help him more. They said as long as he know about the Restoration and the covenant that he is taking then he can be baptized. Because the ultimate teacher is the spirit. If we hold off with baptizing him then we are prolonging his teaching from the spirit. I love it!! Last night Bro. Taylor and I went and did his home teaching. We went to a less active families home and taught her. I had no idea what to teach. So with full intent relying on the spirit to guide me and the amount of Faith I have, the spirit told me to open up to the index of the Ensign of G.C. As I opened it my eyes laid right on the talk given by Neill F. Marriott called "Sharing your light" as I turned to it on page 117 I knew I was not suppose to read it all. I just said in my mind "ok spirit tell me when to stop" so I read and the spirit told me to stop. I looked up at her and started to teach her. I said that our bodies are a temple. Just like the Temples here on earth they are bright. Well in each of us our light varies within our own temple. (Then I compared our light to those stupid halogen bulbs that are curly. They are the ones when you turn on the light switch you look up and realize that they are on but dim) So I said we need to keep that light burning bright with reading and praying. Then she opened up just like a vault! (This makes life easier on missionaries) She said why she and her family have not been coming to church. So I helped her resolve those issues and she is willing to come back to church to take the sacrament!! And allow her kids to be introduced to the activities!!!! Miracles!!!
Love you all!!! 

Pictures of me up in a tree cutting it down. 
We are helping a man on his 100 acre farm.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Planting Seeds & Carving Pumpkins

This week is going good! We put two people on date with a total of 5 on date for baptism. Wahoo!!
Yes it is getting colder here, but it has been really nice. We were able to go to lunch with the Coopers from my last area, I love the Coopers. They took us to a good Mexican restaurant!!! It was great to see them and to be with them. Charley is doing really well! He is on his 3rd day of not smoking. He will be baptized in 2 weeks if he does not fall back into smoking. Please keep him in your prayers. We gave him a blessing to help him and it seems to be working for him! We have a few new investigators. Some workout some don’t answer the door. So it comes and goes but we have planted the seeds so it will start to grow within them. We went to the border of the mission the other day it is in our area and great to see the other part of the state and peek into Oklahoma.

Thank you so much for all you do for me!!
Love you!! Elder Dickson

My Halloween Carved Pumpkin

On the edge of the Kansas, Wichita Mission
Oklahoma & Kansas Boarder

Taylor's package from his Grandparents