Note: For the duration of Riley's mission, this blog will be produced and edited by his parents, Daisy and Todd Stonely.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Week 58: Inviting Investigators to be Baptized

Dear Friends and Family,

This week has been a busy schedule!!! To give you a perspective on how busy it was, we taught three lessons... HAHA We had Zone training, District meeting Training, Interviews with President, Weekly planning, joyous service projects, and the weekly stuff :) Then the rest of the time we spent going out finding people to teach. Cairo seems to be getting smaller and smaller as we go about getting to know all the areas. The Hispanic community is one of the nicest here too so I am yet again, truly grateful to be part of that one!

This week we have been blessed to receive a lot of council from our leaders and from those who taught us during the training. One main focus was inviting others to be baptized, so this week and throughout the next couple weeks, the zone will be focusing on inviting all to be baptized. I'm excited to see what it brings, because Cairo hasn't had a baptism in about two years! Its a long time, and we have a couple people who we really feel could join the lords fold!

Someone shared a quote with us this week that I have been putting into application throughout the week. Its simple, yet its taken for granted a lot of the time:

"He is reachable at any time and in any place." -unknown

We have the listening ears of our father in heaven truly at any time and in any place, whether we need him or not. I have been trying hard this week to keep a prayer of thanksgiving as well as asking for help and strength throughout every day. And I know that I have received help beyond my own ability because of that simple act. If you're not already trying it, JUST DO IT! 

I love you all so much :) Cant wait to hear from you next week :)

Much love and care,

Elder Stonely

The heart of Cairo GA