Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gold Investigator

Aug 7, 2017

On Sunday, a member brought his friend to church, Carlos, who enjoyed the church services very well! We met with Carlos on Tuesday and invited him to baptism for August 19, which he accepted. I also gave him Alma 5 which is a long chapter in the BOM to read, which he read the whole thing that very night. On Thursday, we taught him the Restoration, which he understood well, and we decided that he is progressing very well, so we invited him to be baptized August 12, which is this very upcoming Saturday. There's a chance that if all goes well he'll be baptized. We're gonna meet with him tonight in the chapel. He’s already friends with the bishop and various leaders in the ward, which really goes to show how important the work of members is! It’s so awesome to be apart of this great work!

Other than that, the missionary work is really starting to pick up in the ward here, and the members are starting to notice! We also had a super Viernes activity on Friday for investigators and members to get to know each other and make friends. We brought about 7 investigators, and played several game of basketball with all of us, and it turned out very well!

Things are going well. The end of this week are changes again, and this time it’s probably my turn to leave the area. I’ve been here since the beginning of March, so well see what happens! The mission is going quite well, love you all!

Love,
Elder Russon





Monday, August 7, 2017

When We Try, We Can Reach Our Goals

July 31, 2017

Before last week, the entire zone only found 10 new investigators, which is very low. So Last Tuesday, I asked the District leaders to talk about it in their district meetings, which they did very well. At the end, I spoke a bit more about it, and had us all put a goal of how many new investigators we could find today. As a district, we put the goal of 11, and headed to work. To my surprise, by the end of the night, as a district, we met the goal of exactly 11 new investigators in one day, which was incredible, and the following day, we found 9 more! By the end of the week as a zone, we found 38 new investigators which was almost 4 times better than the previous week. That made me so happy, but we can really achieve a lot if we just focus ourselves on what we need to do.

And of course, we had something even cooler happen this week, a BAPTISM! Esperanza decided to get baptized this last Saturday which turned out very well! Elder Leon baptized her and I confirmed her on Sunday. Several sisters are very excited to have a new member in the Relief Society, and she’s fitting right in very well. She’s a great convert, and it is the best thing to have a front row seat to God’s plan in action. This is the reason of why we are here, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.

Sunday, we also had 8 investigators in church which is a pretty good amount, all getting ready to be baptized most likely for August. Were doing well finding new investigators and setting baptismal dates. I love you all and wish you the best of weeks this week!

Love,

Elder Russon