Monday, September 24, 2012

This Week In The Mission Field

So this week was the bomb.  I get to train again.  His name is Elder "D" and he is a cool cat.  He was born in Haiti and moved to Florida when he was 12.  We get to kick together and show Eugene what is up.  On the serious side - the cool thing about Elder "D" is that he is not afraid to talk to people.  He gave a Book of Mormon to the first person he saw, and this week we were able to find 13 new investigators.  How awesome is that!!

We went over to this RLDS guy's house.  He is about 22 and going to school here.  He is way nice and said we could come back this Wednesday, so it will be way cool to teach him.  The hardest part with him is the whole "who holds the right priesthood" deal.

Fun fact for the week; Remember Johanna and Job Whelling - I'm sure you do - Elder "D" and I went to Pres Young's house last night to be a part of a conference call and Pres Young's son was there so we talked.  It turns out that the Young's have an aunt who lives in upper Arlington which is where the Wheelings live.  Well - the Young's used to go over to the Whelling's house all the time when they were in Columbus.  So - I thought that was funny that they know them and it shows how small the world really is.

I don't remember if I told you that we joined the ward choir.  It is way fun.  We are already seeing miracles happen from it.  The members in it like us even more because they see that we want to be a apart of their ward and aren't just "passing through".  Building ward trust.

Our investigator Dominique is doing awesome.  We pushed his baptismal date back to October 13th but that is because his whole family is in town and they all smoke so he is having a hard time quitting.  So - after they leave we can do the stop smoking lesson.  He is just an amazing guy.  He is going to cook a lot of food for after the baptism and he is going to have a big party which will be way cool.  Life is good.

One cool thing is that we are at the start of the school semester and everyone lives in our area.  So we get to talk to a lot of young people.  The reason I like this is because students are a lot more open.  Older people are more closed minded most of the time, but the young people aren't.  Oh - and we were able to teach our ward's seminary class and our seminary teacher told the other wards' teacher so she called us and had us teach her class this week.   haha - it is way fun.  We also teach a lot at the Institute building here because it is in the middle of our area and it is easy for people to get there.  And - we get to talk to the Church Education System guy a lot .  That would be a way awesome job - to be a CES guy!

So  I just think it is the coolest thing that Michael S got baptized back home.  It blows my mind.  When I saw the picture of him in the white clothes I got pumped.  That is just way cool.
Well - Love you guys,  Elder Woestman :)