Monday, January 26, 2015
Family and Friends :) (10-20-2014)
Hello! What an amazing week I have had here in Fairfield. First off, Elder Belliston is my new companion! He has been on his mission for 21 months and is one heck of a missionary. Probably one of the best of in our mission. So I am lucky to have him and to be able to learn from him before he goes home. He is a wonderful area! And he is enjoying it just as much as I do. We are getting along well and are very unified in what we want to do for the zone. He is working hard until the very end and he is so dang good lookin! AHA. He played highschool ball and he grew up in Highland Utah and went to American Fork UT. What a stud! I do miss Elder Brooks though. That guy and I got along so well. It's like I lost a brother! But it's ok because now I just get another! AHA.
Wow, this week has been fun. We found a new investigator :) Her name is Jessica. Her grandmother Connie is a member and she came to church on Sunday for the first time that I have been here. And then we went out to a town called Keosaqua to attend a little family home evening event that they do every month. Jessica (25) came with Connie and then Brother McConeghey told her what the missionaries do and she was interested in learning more. So we went by on Tuesday morning and taught her the restoration! And she accepted an invitation to work towards November 22nd as her baptismal date. And then she came to church and brought her younger sister with her as well. So things are looking good. We also taught a guy named Crispin who is datinga member of the church. He has been to church before. We taught him the Restoration and gave him a church tour and set a baptismal date for November 22nd as well. We saw him again on Friday and talked about the Book of Mormon with him. But we asked him where he lives and.... He lives on the North side of town. Bummer. So we had to pass him off to the other missionaries Elder Swenson and Elder Law. And they have had a hard time finding investigators. So it's great to just hand over a super solid investigator and just make another missionaries day :)
We are still working with Daniel. His date is for the 15th of November and he took work off so that he could be there. He has hard a time coming to church though because his mom sort of runs his life and schedule. He had a doctors appointment that he had to go to. But we are fairly confident that He will be baptized on the 15th! WooHoo. As for other investigators, we are looking for more! A good missionary is one who is constantly finding. So that;s what we are focusing on. We have a lot of dates right now but we want to keep finding new people to teach so that when those we have now get baptized we don' waste anytime building back up our teaching pool. Other cool news! Brianna took a road trip to the east coast with her family this weekend and suddenly ended up in Palmyra and went to the Sacred Grove! Wow. How many recent converts do you know who just show up at church historical sights on a whim? Not many! So that was fantastic! Things are just stellar here. I hope you are all doing fabulous and that things are going swell. I love you all!