Monday, August 31, 2015

Week 61: Onward and Upward on the Downward Slope!

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are doing very well! I'm so glad to have been able to hear from some of you and would hope to hear from many more of you! If you have time, write me an email!

We had a crazy 19 lesson week! God helped us find a ton of new investigators! There's one guy that we're now teaching who is the son-in-law of the primary president in one of our wards; he is not a member, but he and his wife live with the primary president. He had been taught previously, but the missionaries took 2 hours to teach him the first lesson so he was a little bit soured on the lessons. Needless to say, we taught a little more effectively than the last missionaries he met with. We set him for baptism in our 2nd lesson with him yesterday. If all goes well, he will be baptized on October 10.

We met a guy this past week who seems super willing to hear about the Gospel. The only problem is that he is on parole for the next 3 years.

One of the families that we have set for baptism in September is super awesome. They let us come over pretty much every night to teach them more gospel principles. Their biggest roadblock? The parents aren't married, but they are willing to get married in order to get baptized. So Elder Sutton and I get to help set up a wedding! That will be exciting.

The only thing I might be upset about this week is transfers. I really don't want to get transferred, but I'm getting nervous that I might. I really want to be here to see all these people get baptized. I do know that the Lord is in control. I made that video for you by the way. Hopefully it helps in your BYD presentation. I will try to send it tomorrow because it is too long.

The coolest thing that I have been able to learn in studying scriptures is asking questions. I feel like I have begun to receive much more revelation when I study. If   we, like Joseph Smith, ask the right questions amazing things can happen. Then use the revelation you receive to bless other life's!

I love being a missionary so so so much. I'm getting to the point where I can start to see the end, even if it's just so slightly. I'm super stoked to see what the next 10 months have to offer, though! I look back on the first half of my mission and see just how much good I have been able to do here. I have definitely been imperfect along the way, but I can see the points in which God has changing me. 

He continues to change me! Missionary work really helps us to develop our charity for our fellow brothers and sisters; no need for us to be selfish with Christ's Atonement, right?

Have a good week everyone!
Elder Jones

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