Monday, June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

Dearest All, well how grand a week...with 10 new investigators...which is simply incredible!
Which will give us plenty to do while the G.'s are on vacation for a week! I have so many photos so I am going to let them tell the story...enjoy

​H.G. was excited when the L.s loaned her four great and entertaining LDS films for them to take on their week long vacation at smith mountain lake in VA
We taught M.H. and his sons "The Gospel of Jesus Christ" with chalk again, we have found this to be a really great way to keep younger investigators engaged in the lesson and it helps them to retain it.
​I also had Elder Thompson come with me on an exchange here in Lewisburg and we finished putting the details on our Mormon Game show...for the Roncevete River Festival...which was a huge Success!
​Our Booth location...all set up on Friday...this was a Friday-Sunday event...Thursday was spent a lot of planning and preparing...but with the resulting 10 new investigators and a enormous ripple effect it was well worth it...it felt a lot like working at Lagoon again, but this time with a much bigger purpose.
​B. G. invited us to his office on the Medical School campus and showed us the games he had created over his years of teaching and we ultimately decided on a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" format, he gave us the game and we infused it with fun Mormon myth questions and other questions many people have had...the game is designed to create inspired questions...and that it did...depending on the question a certain person was interested in the game very easily captured the attention of participants leading to discussions about the Restoration, Plan of Salvation and especially The Book of Mormon!
​Display and Hint table...a number of the questions we created had hints on this table .
Thank you mom for sending the articles of faith page...that was great to have.
I love my signs that I had made up from off Mormonnewsroom.

​Along with hours of Teaching...we also participated and had a lot of Fun! Also the Festival is Duck themed! and there is a big Rubber duck race with over 3,000 rubber ducks that "race" down the Greenbriar river.
​And we also on Saturday morning ran a race which is actually one of my new found favorite things to do...Took me back to my mom getting me the races back home, I look forward to running a few more this summer.
This is Jenna our Booth neighbor who was selling wrap skirts...she also taught us how to hoola-hoop and posted photos of our booth and our hoola-hooping on facebook which received over 60 likes and various positive comments like "Hooping for Jesus" and helped attract patrons to both our booth and hers...below 

Then the big race! The winner gets 10,000 dollars and there was a long list of other prizes
they take this big and extend it over the river and dump the ducks!
ready set go
and the winner is...
not sure who comes up with this idea but it was a lot of fun

(The next 5 pictures did not make it through on email, I will ask Elder Wheeler to send them again next Pday, but here are the comments about the pictures -Harmonie)

On sunday we were so busy we didn't stop teaching till 9:15...literally having a little line-up to talk with us for the last hour...before we packed up

​ Members and the ward furnished the tables, canopy, computer, and TV...you know it was odd when it got dark enough that the light from the TV stuck out a little that is when we had a lot more people walk up and talk to us...
Fireworks over the river were a tender mercy of the lord to see as we headed out...the Fireworks waterfall off the Bridge was unique and epic.

God Bless America...I am so grateful I was called to serve in the US:)

It was kind of funny when I collected call-in reports from my district, while Elder Tupou took down the booth and reported to the Zone leaders to have the fireworks blasting in the background...we were pardoned for being out a little late, because of the success.Dearest All, well how grand a week...with 10 new investigators...which is simply incredible!
Which will give us plenty to do while the G.'s are on vacation for a week! I have so many photos so I am going to let them tell the story...enjoy

​H.G. was excited when the L.s loaned her four great and entertaining LDS films for them to take on their week long vacation at smith mountain lake in VA
We taught M.H. and his sons "The Gospel of Jesus Christ" with chalk again, we have found this to be a really great way to keep younger investigators engaged in the lesson and it helps them to retain it.
​I also had Elder Thompson come with me on an exchange here in Lewisburg and we finished putting the details on our Mormon Game show...for the Roncevete River Festival...which was a huge Success!
​Our Booth location...all set up on Friday...this was a Friday-Sunday event...Thursday was spent a lot of planning and preparing...but with the resulting 10 new investigators and a enormous ripple effect it was well worth it...it felt a lot like working at Lagoon again, but this time with a much bigger purpose.
​B. G. invited us to his office on the Medical School campus and showed us the games he had created over his years of teaching and we ultimately decided on a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" format, he gave us the game and we infused it with fun Mormon myth questions and other questions many people have had...the game is designed to create inspired questions...and that it did...depending on the question a certain person was interested in the game very easily captured the attention of participants leading to discussions about the Restoration, Plan of Salvation and especially The Book of Mormon!
​Display and Hint table...a number of the questions we created had hints on this table .
Thank you mom for sending the articles of faith page...that was great to have.
I love my signs that I had made up from off Mormonnewsroom.

​Along with hours of Teaching...we also participated and had a lot of Fun! Also the Festival is Duck themed! and there is a big Rubber duck race with over 3,000 rubber ducks that "race" down the Greenbriar river.
​And we also on Saturday morning ran a race which is actually one of my new found favorite things to do...Took me back to my mom getting me the races back home, I look forward to running a few more this summer.
This is Jenna our Booth neighbor who was selling wrap skirts...she also taught us how to hoola-hoop and posted photos of our booth and our hoola-hooping on facebook which received over 60 likes and various positive comments like "Hooping for Jesus" and helped attract patrons to both our booth and hers...below 

Then the big race! The winner gets 10,000 dollars and there was a long list of other prizes
they take this big and extend it over the river and dump the ducks!
ready set go
and the winner is...
not sure who comes up with this idea but it was a lot of fun

(The next 5 pictures did not make it through on email, I will ask Elder Wheeler to send them again next Pday, but here are the comments about the pictures -Harmonie)

On sunday we were so busy we didn't stop teaching till 9:15...literally having a little line-up to talk with us for the last hour...before we packed up

​ Members and the ward furnished the tables, canopy, computer, and TV...you know it was odd when it got dark enough that the light from the TV stuck out a little that is when we had a lot more people walk up and talk to us...
Fireworks over the river were a tender mercy of the lord to see as we headed out...the Fireworks waterfall off the Bridge was unique and epic.

God Bless America...I am so grateful I was called to serve in the US:)

It was kind of funny when I collected call-in reports from my district, while Elder Tupou took down the booth and reported to the Zone leaders to have the fireworks blasting in the background...we were pardoned for being out a little late, because of the success.

We had some fun exploring the B's house on hill in WSS during lunch it has legitimate secret passageways...it was so cool! 




​That's all this week we will be busy following up with our new investigators and already have 7 return appointments.
love you 
ART
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