Since I serve in two wards again I get to go to both services! We go between 2 buildings on Sundays. I am doing church things and meetings from 7 am to 4 pm! We eat lunch in the car really fast as we drive to the other building. We actually had two investigators, one in each ward. Which was super exciting!
We found a new investigator, or rather she found her neighbor, a member, who called us! Her name is Becky and she is here getting clean. We have seen her five times this week! The first lesson, part 1 of the plan of salvation, dinner, our family history open house, part 2 of the plan of salvation and ! She is so prepared. Like really open.
Sister Cluff had a family history event organized that was open to the public to learn the basics of Family History, and we missionaries where going to give church tours! Sounds good right? Well, not a lot of people came, but there were small successes. Becky came to that and we gave her the tour (we walk around the building, see the baptismal font and chapel parts). When we were in the baptismal font area she told us se would like to get baptized! YAY!
But here is the catch! She goes back to Tennessee in twoish weeks, so we won't see her baptized here. We will continue to teach her regularly then get her info sent of to those lucky Tennessee missionaries. The Bishop of 3rd ward told us that he would also help when the time comes to get in contact with the Bishop in Tennessee where she lives. All that matters is that she is converted to God and the Gospel and that she has a good support set up in Tennessee! Still sad though, I was hoping I could help teach someone all the way through, from lesson one to baptism.
It is steadily getting colder down here.
On Saturday, we did mini missions, where the Priests and Laurels (16 and up kids) come out with us for the day. Sadly, I totally forgot to take a picture with my temporary companion, but we had fun. She is super super quiet.... And I felt like I had almost no idea what I was doing.
There are a lot of trailer parks here, and I got the numbers and address confused, so we tried all of the numbers of both areas we were going to in one area. We think that is why no one answered the doors. We also let some know that their propane tanks were leaking. I think that is my favorite thing, letting random people know there is something wrong. The man was too focused on the tank or us to get into missionary mode and talk gospel with him, but that's okay. Kamysha, the name of my mini missionary, was very nice, I think a bit scared, but we had fun! A good break from the everyday missionary life!
Now, the investigator that was already being taught when I got here, passed his baptismal interview, and Pres. Lloyd, in the mission presidency, who watches us out here on the East Side, conducted it. He told Sister Cluff, get him baptized as soon as you can, he is ready! YAY! WOOOOO! So, last night we go to set an official date, our hope was the end of November, but as we were setting it with him, he told us that he wants to wait until January. Now this guy bares his testimony in 10 to 20 minute intervals. He know it is true, is 100% converted to the Gospel. We were shocked, but had great poker faces. He wants to wait so that his family can attend. Which, of course, we can't argue that at all. We are all about family unity. We still have no official date with him, but we will be calling him later today to figure it out. Stab in the heart, me just a little, but Sister Cluff a big one. She has seen him progress and grow and turn for the better since the first meeting with him. He is another one of those super prepared people.
My Companion Sister Cluff would go to lake Tahoe every year for family vacation. She is from Alpine, Utah. She has been out nine months, and she is pretty fun! We get along great! She likes to work hard, missionary focused, and she loves the people here and they love her!
Zone Leaders: Elder Bridge (MD) Elder Harmon (DE)
District Leader: Elder Abbot (UT)
His comp: Elder Lee (Michigan)
Elder Slay (TX) and Elder Chesley (OK)
Sister Traning leaders (in the other district): Sister Neely (claims W.Virgina and Alabama) and Sister Christensen (UT)
There you have it!
|Waiting for mini missionaries|
|Waiting for mini missionaries|
|Me, sister Cluff, sister White, and Becky|
|Sister Cluff and me|
|We set up the stake center for the church tour, to teach the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Two actual tours were taken, and two practice tours with the Elders.|