We have had a full day today. This morning we met with our 4 other missionaries in our district up at the Friendship chapel on Post for our weekly DDM. This is the first one conducted by our new District Leader, Elder Bagley. We were asked to train on "Our Purpose". We emphasized the importance and need to teach by the Spirit. We reminded them what we had been taught by Elder Bednar, "To Listen, Observe, Discern, Then Teach by the Spirit". We gave them a couple of scenarios to help them practice following those steps.
After our DDM, we headed over to sister Westbrook's place to teach her a third new member lesson. Today we discussed with her the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We enjoy visiting with her; she is a fine young lady.
Then this evening we had a nice visit with two more families. The Gonzales and James families. One lives in the Harlem Ward boundaries and the other in Martinez Ward, so there was a lot of traveling done tonight. We have truly met some wonderful people as we make these visits. We love them very much and simply wish we could spend more time with them, but with around 150 families to reach out to, visit and so forth, it becomes impossible. We have to narrow our focus down to those who have the greatest needs.