Finally sister and I put on some smiles and reworte what was on the board, "you are welcomed to our class today, we do want you to come back, we will miss you." Relief flowed into the room, and we explained that this was just a practice to show what people feel like when they are not openly and sincirely welcomed to activities. We all had a good laugh and began to discuss what we could do better to help people feel welcomed if they are new or if they havent been to church in a while. We had some really good practices with the members and they were really excited to try out some of the things they had learned such as, walk up to some one if you dont know them, introduce yourself, ask how they know the church, if they have been taking discussions from the missionaries, invite them to sit with you etc. It went so well! The spirit was there and our testimonies were built. We read in 3 Nephi 18:22-24 about inviting everyone and letting your light shine to be an example to the world. I am so grateful for the ward and for the scriptures that we have to use and to help us learn.
I love this gospel so much. I know it can get us through any difficulty or help us with any problem. Let your light shine in this dark world, be an example to everyone you meet. I love you all so much and pray for you daily.