Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hi Family, this last week was actually one of the best weeks ive had since ive been in yuba city. weve been working with a less active for a really long time and every single time he said the same thing "im still not going to church" so i would just laugh and in my mind im saying "its only a matter of time" so this last week we said he just needed to take the sacrament and he didnt even need to come in and that he coudl just stay out in the lobby and take it and leave. so i was doing one of the doors for sacrament and i opened it up to see if anybody was there and i saw brother ferrin, is his name, sitting out in the lobby. i about crapped myself. after the sacrament i went to just quickly shake his hand cuz i thought he would leave but he stood up and came in and sat by his wife. at the same time there's this other family that has the wife with hotile feelings towards the church and the husband avoids contention and so hes been trying to get her to come slowly. well they came too. i started crying. it caught me off guard cuz it didnt think i would be here to see either of them at church but i knew without a doubt they would both come back someday. we were all fasting as a district so it just goes to show that fasting works. i was so grateful at that point to have been a part of them coming to church and taking the sacrament for the first time in a long time. it was a miracle family. i cant really describe it to you well enough but lets just say that i would give up going to church for them to start going again. i wanted whats best for them and now i know even more the definition of "loving the people" means. anyways, that was my highlight. so i got my cast off today and i have to go get a catscan so i dont know what the heck is going on. its still a little sore but its good to have my hand back. elder clanton and i are getting along really well. its fun being a district leader huh dad? it might be a little different but its still the same thing. i love it. ....... Love Elder Levi Bowen Heward

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