I am doing well, although I cut open my big toe. But that is not really related, I feel fine and the work here is progressing, slowly, onward. My week was a good one, we were able to get lots of things done although lots of things fell through it was good, we had lessons set up, and had several where the less active members show their desire to return to Christ. One in particular the Donehoos we have been teaching for the past 4 weeks and they have made it a goal to get to the temple. I received grandma’s and aunt Jill’s valentines and I would like to thank them for that. We have our car but no gas card so we have no means to fill it, so we had to park it for a while to conserve gas, a member sent 5 gallon's with our ride from church to put in the tank, helped a ton. Our dinner Sunday we had tunge taco's with a ward mission leader and his wife. It was fun event. Monday (yesterday) we gave a blessing to a ward missionary’s sister. She is doing much better now, she was having seizures and the doctors are looking into why. Today we went to Salt Lake temple and went through a live session. That was interesting, the temple has interesting art. We then went on a tour of the Beehive House on Temple Square which was super spiritual, the two sisters had pure testimonies to share and I learned a lot of history, and had a really good time. I have enjoyed this week and look forward to another great one, Love you lots!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
My week was actually pretty good. We got a car, and an apartment. The car is amazing! It has blue tooth and a usb and aux and it is awesome! I can't drive it but it is amazing. The apartment is a little office on a farm. We live next to buffalo and a water piping company, and I have no Idea what the address is, just down the road from Brother Daines, well not really if you remember on your way up to his house you see the farm to the west of the highway there just a small one. That’s where we live now. We got in contact with our investigators and the less actives we are working with. We had several good lessons where people have expressed desire to come back to church. We have had many good experiences and have been asked to give talks. We are working with a family that is coming back to church, we don't have many investigators as it were but we are working with lots of people now. I am sad to hear of Nicole’s passing, send much love and condolences, I will miss her. Well not much else to report on. Love you lots!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2013 February 12
My week was fantastic, we had freezing temperatures most of the week but the day time was fine. We still have to walk but it is OK, we find rides to the areas we need and go tracting and visiting in those wards. We have had a lot of people working with us to help make the teaching pool grow but it is well. We have mostly less actives, but we have been going all over and visiting everyone. People are helping, we don’t have full weeks but we have much more work than we did prior, I really like this area. We have been setting things up with an investigator that Dr. Daines knows well, so we go over there often. We are getting more persistent with our investigators, not a lot of them meet their goal but they still enjoy our visits. Well love you lots!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
2013 Feb 5
Well as stated, I do need to read my letters before I send them. I hope I do a better job here. I had lost track of birthdays out here. It’s crazy how much time has gone by. The past week we had terrible weather, so we did not get much done. I am staying in Willard (still no car) with Elder Knittle, a hard worker, a little like my old companion Elder Maynez, who is now my zone leader! So exiting. We have gotten quite few return appointments and work is coming to us as we go and visit people. We get dropped off in a ward to tract a little bit in that ward till dinner. Not the most effective way to teach but we are getting quite few results from it. Brother Daines(?) says hi, we going to be teaching some people with his help. His daughter is going into the MTC when I go home. Elder Gingrich went home with Elder Henthorn, two of my favorite missionaries, but we had a good experience before he went. (Henthorne) We went to his brother in law’s baptism, and he and his brother (who had been less active for years before his brother entered the mission) bore testimony and gave encouragement to those people there. It was very spiritual; we are having good success here. Love you lots!