On Saturday night we went over to the family we've been working with house and reenacted a story from the Book of Mormon stories book. It went really well. We reenacted the story of the tree of life/Iron Rod and as each component of the story was intorduced we talked about the sybolism behind it. By the end the whole family was gathered around the "tree" a.k.a. a lamp in their living room. So we talked about how the Gospel was built for families and we asked what's something they could do as a family to hold on to the Iron Rod. They said prayer so we committed them to pray at night as a family and then we all knelt and said a prayer so we made sure everyone knew how to pray. It was so awesome and we all felt the spirit. The next day the whole family was at church except for the dad because he's an AA instructor and he had a meeting that morning but hopefully they'll all be there next week.
Things are moving along! It's great to see progress in the family. I've been fortunate enough to be here for most of the families conversion and it's been a blessing to see the Gospel begin to convert a whole family and not just an individual, there's a difference. It has helped me realize the blessings found within my own home and the opportunity the gospel gives us to continue to progress as a family. This church truly is built to help families and I have a testimony that the fullness of the gospel is best found in the homes of faithful members.