September 10, 2012

Hello All,

This week was a good week. On Monday right after I finished emailing one of our investigators named Khayla called us. She said that she didn't want to get baptized anytime soon, she just wanted to wait to do it. So when she called she said that she wanted to be baptized on the 16th of this month. This made me and my companion really happy and excited. We thought she was going to become one of those eternal investigators who never gets baptized. She decided that she wanted to change her life around and she realized that baptism was the first step on doing so. Her boyfriend is a member in our ward and now they are planning on getting married in the temple next year. Which is pretty exciting to hear. That was one of the highlights of the week.

On Tuesday, we received a referral from missionaries in another area that one of their members gave them. Her name is Jennifer Lopez. Not even kidding about that. She is an Islander, not sure which Island though. So we went and visited her and she let us in for a lesson. We shared the message of the Restoration with her. The spirit was really strong in this lesson. I felt the impression to talk about baptism after we talked about the Saviors Earthy Ministry and after I shared some things about baptism I did the baptismal invitation, and she said Yes even before I finished the invitation. We tried to go back and see her on Saturday, but she was sick, so she didn't attend church, but we have a lesson with her tomorrow, so I hope all goes well with her and we are able to set a baptismal date with her.

On Wednesday, we went to the temple. It always good to do an Endowment session in the temple. It takes a long time to travel to the temple because we ride the trains and it takes awhile when the train stops at every stop on the way going to the city. It takes about 1.5 hours to get to the city by train where it only takes like 45 minutes to get to the temple if you drive. But it is always good to go to the temple.

Thursday and Friday were finding days, so we just followed up on potential investigators we found and tracked and visited some less active members/

On Saturday I had a trade off with Elder Huch. He serves in a different area and came to my area for the day and my companion went to his area. We got a call from other missionaries in the Zone next to us and they said two of their investigators moved into our area. So we went and visited them, and they are ready for baptism, they just have to get married first. So they are planning on getting married in November. Their names are Pa'i and Ntewa.

On Sunday we went to church, had a lesson with Kahla and visited some of the members and went to a baptism.

That was my week and I hope all of you are having good weeks and I miss you all.
Elder Kyler Powelson