Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Week of Miracles

Hello everyone! 

This week has been a week of Miracles! Elder Little and I have been blessed with our Investigator Audrey. Audrey is probably the most prepared person I have ever met in my life. She is just ready for the Gospel. Audrey was given to us by the Pittsfield ward. Audrey has a friend that attends that ward. So Audrey has been going to that ward for the past 4 weeks. We had our first lesson with her this last Tuesday and we've seen her almost everyday. She gets Baptized this Saturday. She wants me to Baptize her and Elder Little to confirm her. She accepted Baptism really well she actually said "when are we gonna do this!". So we set a baptismal service for this Saturday. Her desire to follow God and be apart of the Restored Gospel is aspiring. We brought up the temple and she said that she already ordered a dress for the temple😐 Elder Little and I don't know what we did to deserve such a golden Investigator like Audrey but we are so thankful. The Lord is guiding us everyday and is giving us the promptings of the spirit to be successful. She gets her interview tomorrow and then its just counting down the days until she gets baptized. Then were going to take her to the temple. Hopefully this next week to do some Baptism. Then after Audrey we will be Baptizing Zulma. We have been working With Zulma for awhile now. We just need to help her with a few more things and then she'll be ready. Now this next miracle was a definite prompting by the lord. So our mission has a goal to get 600 hundred Investigators, 300 last week and 300 this week. So Elder Little and I only found 2 last week and we knew we needed a couple more to help reach the goal for the mission and for our zone. So we prayed and asked the lord for his Guidance. We received 2 different impressions. Mine was to go visit this potential we received and my companions was to walk to this complex by our Ward mission leaders home. So we first went over to see William(Potential Investigator). As we were walking he was walking in the direction to his house. So we caught up to him and we come to find out that he had been baptized in our Church about 5 years ago. Now I think the Lord was throwing me a curve ball cause I was to focused on the #s instead of the person, but he did give us a referral. Afterwards we parked the at our ward mission leaders home and walked to these apartments that Elder little was prompted to go to. We tried to go in a couple of complex's and they were locked. Then a guy opens a door to one of the complex's. By the 3rd door we knock these to guys from Pakistan open up the door and invited us in to hear our message. Their names are Aliandeel and Bilal. We reached the goal and we know it was the lords hand guiding us to these people. 

Love you all,

-Elder Dalsasso 

Monday, May 22, 2017

The J dubs got there first...

Hey Everyone! 

 I got some interesting stories that happened this week. So to start off we had exchanges on Wednesday. For our service me and Elder Scorsby filmed a show. A member from the Pittsfield ward invited us to film his show. His show is called Woodys world. Woody sang and the other guy that was with him was reading some books that were made by the guy who wrote Moby Dick. It was pretty interesting , we were filming in the Authors house.
Elder Little and I are getting some good exercise in by taking the Bikes. Now we usually switch off bikes. One bike has all these different gears and the other is an old bike that our Ward mission leader found at a dump. Anyways my companion forgot what bike he was riding and the nice one has brakes on the handles and the other bike you need to back pedal to brake it. So we were riding down this hill and he stands up on the bike thinking it wouldn't stop him and then he eats it. He tears up his shirt, glasses, bag, pants and even his wallet. He tears up his knees and hands and they are just bloody. Felt bad, but it was funny😅 Then we rode all the way to Salvation army and Goodwill to find a CD player cause we get to our first appointment with Guermillo in the morning, and we walk in and the J dubs were there. We introduced ourselves and they said oh Guerillmo has been studying with us for awhile and we said oh same here. We just told him that we would come back another time. It was really awkward... And Guelimillo said that he would  listen to the Scriptures cause he can't read to well. We ended up not finding a CD player😖
Last story is that we brought The stubbs family with us to go teach this lady named Maria. To give you some background info Elder McIntyre and I met her awhile back and she started speaking to us in Spanish and cried and gave us her Apt #. Anyways we go and we hardly teach at all, this lady would not stop talking and she would be talking to Sister Stubbs because she was the only one who spoke Spanish. We got to Prophets in the Restoration and then nothing. Our member also couldn't bring her back to the lesson it was just a failure. So we say hey we got to go and we wanted to say a closing prayer. So Maria gets up with Sister stubbs and it looks like shes trying to give her a blessing. Maria literally put her hands on our members head and said a prayer. My companion and I had to look away cause we could not stop laughing we were just Dying😂  Well this week was interesting but on the Spirtual side of things Zulma who has a baptismal date said the she Believes Joseph Smith was a prophet of God , She knows its true. She told us that before we met her she prayed for guidance and when we contacted her we were her guidance, sent from God. I would like to end with my testimony on the power of Prayer. I know that God listens to us and wants to help us. He will answer us but its on his time. Love you all,

-Elder Dalsasso

Monday, May 15, 2017

I know that this Church The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is the Lord's Church

My companion and I have had some interesting things happen to us ever since he came in. So first we have picked up an Investigator almost everyday since Elder little has gotten here. We didn't pick up anyone on Thursday I think. Anyways that was awesome! we stopped by one of our Potential Investigators and his Dad comes to the door. His Dads name is KK and he's from india. Him and his Family were visiting to see there son Graduate. So we went in and started talking to KK. First off Mother Teresa is like next to God in their country,He literally said that... Then we talked about the Book Of Mormon and wanted to give him one and he said he couldn't read Holy Scripture outside of a Temple. He I have never had this problem where the Book Of Mormon is so Holy that he can't have one outside of a temple. So we got his information and are having missionaries in India Give him a Book Of Mormon. He also said that he would receive us in his country like we could sleep and stay over at his house, we chuckled. Then he looked at us with a serious look and he said I'm not kidding I'm completely serious you can stay at my house. So after the mission I might be staying in India for awhile...HAHAHA We also started to ride bike and on the way home my companion got his tire popped. So we were walking on the side of the Road calling people and our ward mission leader picked us up. That was pretty fun.

So to finish this off I would like to bare my testimony that I know that this Church The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is the Lords Church. I know that we in our day have the priesthood , and by abiding by the precepts taught in the Book Of Mormon we will see our Father in Heaven again.
Love you all
-Elder Dalsasso

Monday, May 8, 2017

Always Follow the First Prompting


This week was AWESOME!  found a lot of people to teach. Also went on exchanges with my District leader(Elder Warner). So first off it takes about an hour to an hour and a half to get to there apt from Amherst. So Elder Warner and i got to there place and we still got like an hour or so to work and we didn't eat dinner yet. So we went across the street and got wings. Now they said it would be a 15 minute wait. So we were like lets go out and contact. So we contact one lady and she wasn't interested. But then we decided to go know on this door. Now on the previous exchange with the Elders we picked up this potential named Joey. Now we knock on Joeys door and talk to his wife and said hey we talked to Joey Ect. We go in and they have a family of 7 and 5 of them are eligible to be baptized. So we taught them and gave them a Book of Mormon, within 15 minutes we picked up 5 Investigators. We got back ate are wings then headed home. Then Elder Warner said so how many Investigators do you want to pick up this exchange. HAHAHA it was a blessing from above.
Next story is that we had canceled appointments and had nothing to do so we decided to Stop by some potentials. Now we stopped by a potential who we found out gave us the wrong address but knew the guy that was there. He wasn't interested. But before we got to this guy i saw a man and i was like i need to contact him. Ended up not doing it. now after we stopped by the potential we go and talk to this man his name is Jovonnie and he's from El Salvador. So we helped him unload his car and then we taught him a message on the trunk of his car and now were gonna see him this saturday. I have been following my first impression more frequently now. Like Elder Rasband said "First promptings are pure inspiration from heaven. When they confirm or testify to us, we need to recognize them for what they are and never let them slip past. So often, it is the Spirit inspiring us to reach out to someone in need, family and friends in particular. “Thus … the still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things,” points us to opportunities to teach the gospel, to bear testimony of the Restoration and Jesus Christ, to offer support and concern, and to rescue one of God’s precious children." I testify that this is true that we should always follow the first prompting . Now i may not be perfect at it but i can promise that as we do it we will be blessed abundantly .
love you all
-Elder Dalsasso