April 28, 2014
We had a few good lessons and visits this week, as usual, but there were a few more exciting things that happened. We didn't do any actual tracting last week, but focused more on "2-2-5ing" people that we know. This yielded some good results. On Wednesday, all the missionaries in our stake had a specialized training. President and Sister Nilsen called it an "intervention." There has been some complacency in our mission lately, so they decided to do something about it. There was a lot of talk about accountability and not wasting time. It is really easy to use all our time traveling from place to place and doing the same ineffective finding approaches and visiting the same people who don't make progress. We were all committed to do better with those things and President challenged us to find at least one new investigator every day from now on, or 7 each week. Later that day we had an exchange with our zone leaders and their companion and between the five of us, we found five new investigators. We have found one a day since Thursday. Some of them are really neat people, and they all need the gospel in their lives. Hopefully this new focus will help us get things rolling around here. Carol has fallen off the face of the earth this past week. We think she went to visit her son and forgot to tell us. Hopefully we will hear from her soon. We had stake conference on Saturday and Sunday. It was good but a little dry. As always, we are working to help our current investigators progress. It can be a struggle to coordinate member present lessons and rides to church and things like that, but we'll keep trying.
I hope everyone is doing well at home! Have a blessed week!