Monday, February 27, 2017

Letter 37

This week has been a good one for sure! I was worried we wouldn't have anyone to teach but it has picked up rather quickly. We haven't set anyone with dates yet but we have many people now who want to learn and have potential for baptism. A few of them accepted a soft baptismal commitment and so we are hoping we can move those forward.

We had a crazy day at church yesterday and so many people showed up that we weren't expecting which was awesome. We were even able to have Armenian class and it was great. I always love Armenian class because I can get more practice and I understand a lot more in the class than I do talking with people.

Both of the new recent converts from last week are doing very well. Madlena wants to feed us dinner so that we can meet her family. She really wants to share the gospel with them which is awesome and Omid is very excited to start paying tithing. He says that he knows only good can come from it and I have never seen someone so excited to do everything he can to help. Both of these people will be a wonderful benefit to the ward! I am excited to see how things will go next week!

Pictured: I didn't have any pictures but I went to a seafood buffet and they had a lot of exotic food so naturally I had to eat it all. This is a baby octopus and I can't say that it tasted very good but I was able to swallow it. That was pretty rough. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Letter 36

Hi Everyone!

This week was great! We had both baptisms go according to plan and it was a little bit stressful but we did get it all figured out. Madlena was baptized first by Elder Sanders and then Omid was baptized by Mosi and it was a great service! Both of them are super solid and after they got confirmed yesterday they said they felt really different and really good. It is going to be great to have them in the ward. Both of them were really golden and just wanted to find the right church and place to be and they found it. 

Now we are working on finding new investigators. They were so golden that I think they must have taken all of the potential from everybody else because everyone we find has gotten dropped pretty fast. However, we have been working with the members a lot more and they are starting to become a lot more missionary minded and it is great to see them all want to help the missionaries. These next few weeks should be pretty good! 

We also had another missionary get emergency transferred into our pad to be with the other elders so it is going to be a little crowded but a lot of fun. I hope you all have a good week! Here are some of the pictures sorry if they are a little blurry. Also shout out to my companion for completing Big Bertha to 4 pound burrito. He got lucky his was a little smaller. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Letter 35

This week was super great! We were able to go to the temple visitor's center with Madlena and it was super good. She really enjoyed it and she will be getting baptized this Saturday! Omid is also planning on being baptized this Saturday and so it will be a busy week but an exciting one! Other than that we are still just trying to find more solid investigators to teach.

We want to get the ward involved more and maybe that will help us find people with potential. We went out with the youth for a day which was a lot of fun. The boy who came with us is named Hesu and he is 17. Unfortunately we saw a lot of rejection that day. I hope he still had a good experience though. That is pretty much all for this week! Hope you all have a good week!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Letter 34

Hello Everyone!

I don't even know what to write this week. We have a 2 hour P-day extension starting today so it has been pretty nice. We have a lot of time to write emails but I just never have the motivation to do so. This will probably be a short letter because of that.

Elder Sanders and I have been having a lot of fun working together. We are still trying to find new people but that is a constant process. Madlena is doing super awesome though and we are going to go to the temple with her this Thursday. It will be awesome!

Omid is also doing well but he has becoming busier with his new job. He wants to improve though and we should be able to meet with him soon. Our new investigator who was put on date in the first lesson is named Gabriel. He is super awesome and it has been wonderful to see him progress.

Unfortunately, we found out his address is just one street outside of our ward boundaries so we had to pass him off to the AP's. I am sure they will take good care of him though! Now we are just trying to find others who are prepared for baptism and it is a hard search but the elect do come! That is pretty much it this week. I don't have any pictures again because I forget my camera so sorry about that. Maybe next week. Have a great week everyone!