July 14th 2014
Well, I hope everybody had a great week! Ours here was not bad. We've still been doing a lot of finding in hopes of contacting people who will make and keep commitments. We visited a couple times with a neat guy named K. who we met last week. He's a really humble guy and has some good potential. We just need to help him come to church. We had the opportunity to talk to a Catholic lady named G. this week who lives with her daughter and her family who are members. She had some questions about what Mormons think about Catholics and about some of the basics of our church. We challenged her to read the Book of Mormon and she agreed. She told us not to think of her as a "prospective Mormon" but I hope that reading the Book of Mormon will help soften her heart. Please pray for her and K. and also for a lady named J. We had our zone meeting on Wednesday and found out about a few changes that the First Presidency has authorized in Preach my Gospel, including that we teach people lesson 5 before baptism now as well as after. That will be interesting, but it should be good. We went on our exchange with the zone leaders, which was fun. They have been doing a lot of contacting on bikes in their area. They just ride around and hand people cards and talk to them. We tried it out on the exchange and have tried it a few times in our area since. It hasn't worked out too well for us yet, but we're working on finding out which parts of our area it would be best in. We spent a couple of hours in the other elders' area again with them to find new people. That was pretty fun. Elder Dubach is from Utah and came into the mission with me. He is a funny guy. Elder Clark is from Wyoming and goes home soon. He is a really good missionary. It is crazy how fast the time goes.
Have a blessed week!