Monday, February 25, 2013

Tea bag lesson


Hey family so to answer your question the tea bag lesson you light it from the top.

So this week was pretty good, it went by pretty fast, we had an awesome lesson with a former investigator and committed her to come to church, it was a good lesson, her name is Kim and she has two children one is 9 and the other is 14, so we taught her the 3rd lesson and she came to church yesterday, and elder Jensen was giving a talk in sacrament meeting since this is his last week in the mission field, but when he was baring his testimony, she started to get teary eyed, so that was a good experience, hopefully we can meet up with her during this week, and talk to her about what she felt.
We also where invited to go to a Pentecostal church yesterday, some investigators invited us to go,so we did, and that was probably the biggest wast of time in my life, it was just two hours of people standing up and singing along to christian rock songs, and the preacher going off on something and yelling at the top of his lungs, and saying "amen,praise Jesus, and Hallelujah." in mid sentence, so it felt like another way to take the lords name in vain, and nobody spoke in tongues,and the pastor was kinda disappointed cause he said that "you have to prime the spirit before you come to church so you don't robe people of the experience, I think when me and Elder Jensen walked in the Holy Ghost confounded the spirit of the devil,so that's probably why no one spoke in tongues, that's what we want to think at least, but every one was really friendly so that was good, I'm just probably never going back to it. So that was the high light of my week.

Oh and we got transfer calls yesterday and my new companion will be Elder Tarrazas( don't ask me how to pronounce it, cause I'm still trying to figure it out) and they opened a new area , St Clair it is about 30 minuets away, so that will be my new district, and I'm still district leader, I don"t know what God wants me to learn from this.
So I read a pretty cool talk this morning, its called. "Balancing Truth and Tolerance" by Elder Dallin H Oaks and it was pretty good, I think you guys would like it.
Well I hope you are all having a great week and I hope that Dad will soon find a job
Love Elder Dixon

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

...don't worry he really does write longer hand written letters


Hey family so this week was ok, we didn't have allot of lessons this week because they fell through so hopefully this week well be allot better.
So we where not able to meet with the grandmother and her kids because the kids got the flue that is going around, but the grandmother said that she has allot of questions to ask us the next time we meet, so that's really good, we just have to meet with her before Satan intervenes.
So how the tea bag lesson works so you have to get Begolow tea, they are the only ones that really work, you then undo the stable and empty out the tea, so you re just left with the bag you then have to make sure it is standing strait up on someones hand or some flat surface, it cooler when you do it on someones hand, you then light the top of the tea bag on fire, and when the flame gets close to there hand the tea bag lifts into the air, then you can read ether 12, the scripture that talks about faith.
Well I have to get going we don't have much time to email today.
Love you all - Elder Dixon

Monday, February 11, 2013

5 new investigators!


So this week was really good, we found 5 new investigators this week, 4 of them is a family, there is 3 kids and a grandma, the grandma has guardianship over the kids, and they know there bible pretty well for a 7,8 and 9 yr old, we showed them the tea bag lesson, its when we empty a tea bag and stand it up on someones hand and light it on fire,and near the end the tea bag floats off there hand, so we use that with faith and enduring to the end,so they thought that was way cool, oh and get this, we would have never had found them if I didn' have a brother named Roscoe, cause we found a street name that was named Roscoe so i wanted to get a picture with it, so the first door we knocked on was that family, so that was pretty Awesome.
And the other investigators are some formers that elder Jensen contacted while we where on exchanges with the zone leaders.
So that was the highlight of the week, pretty cool huh?
There isn't any thing that I want you guys to pray for specifically, just pray that the Holy Ghost well touch their hearts,
So I did email Jessica today, and the email worked this time so I don't know why it didn"t work the first time.
So if you could can you give me more updates on how the family is doing?, I fell like I'm in the dark out here, how is Roscoe's progress on the mission papers?
Well I hope you all have a good week and I hope that dad can get a interview soon.
Love you all
-Elder Dixon

 Pictures from the zoo

 Roscoe street!