Subject: Hastening the work!
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 15:15:31 -0600
Good afternoon everyone!
I had another fantastic week! We are continuing to find new
investigators, and the number of lessons that we are teaching is
finally increasing! We had 3 investigators go to church yesterday (a
family in the Spanish branch)!
On Monday, we had a zone activity, and we played sports for a few
hours. Needless to say, we were all pooped afterward. And right as
we were walking out of the church building, it started to pour! Even
running from the building to our car, we got soaked! Monday evening,
we had a few lessons. One of them cancelled, but the rest went well.
On Tuesday, we had district meeting, and then Elder Aviles and I
bought a Chicago style pizza from Papa Murphy's. It was huge! That
afternoon, we had a really good lesson with someone who thought she
was a member, but nobody can find her records, so she will need to be
rebaptized. She accepted to be baptized, but her husband, who is less
active, won't let us set a date until she feels she is ready.
Wednesday, my companion went to a district leader meeting, and I went
out with Eduardo, who is leaving on his mission tomorrow! We went and
taught someone whose mother removed her records without her knowing
it. The lesson went well, but she doesn't understand why her mother's
decision negates the validity of her original baptism. All we can do
On Thursday, we had the opportunity to serve someone who I had
previously met with one of our Ward mission leaders. We helped him
clean up his yard and fill planter boxes with dirt. He told us that
he will invite us over for dinner sometime. He is not a member, so I
hope that we will be able to start teaching him and his wife!
On Friday, after our Weekly Planning session, I went on an exchange
with Elder Koo (the one from Korea). It went really well, and we were
able to contact a lot of people. I went to his area, which includes
the tiny town of Copperton, at the base of the copper mine. We went
there on Saturday morning, and met an Evangelical pastor. He was
really nice, and didn't bash with us, but he made it clear that he
disagreed with our beliefs. After that, Elder Koo and I went to Costa
Vida, where missionaries eat for free. When we got to the cash
register, they gave us a $20 gift card, a gift from an anonymous
customer. I'll never use it, so I will just give it to one of our
Saturday afternoon, we taught a less active member who has been
wanting to return to activity, but kept losing the motivation. The
lesson went really well, and he went to church yesterday!! When we
got home that night, we helped Hermana Gomez cook for her son
(Eduardo's) farewell the following day.
So yesterday, we had a PPI meeting with our stake president at .
We also went to the Spanish branch to watch Eduardo give his farewell
talk. It was really good, and to top things off, 3 of our
investigators went to church! Last night, we did a missionary
fireside for one of our wards. We literally planned it last minute,
but it went really well! We had people role play introducing their
friends to the gospel.
Today has been good so far, although I've had some massive nosebleeds.
It's weird; I went all winter without any, and now they come... But
hopefully it is over now.
I believe that is all! I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well!
Just keep doing what I tell everyone else: read the scriptures, pray,
and go to church!
Elder Jared Weller