October 15, 2012

Hello All,

This week was pretty good. Nothing too exciting happened this week, but that's part of missionary work. Hopefully things will start to get moving again this week. On Monday, We had our P-Day with all the missionaries in the district. We had a district lunch and then played sports at the chapel. On Tuesday, We had trade offs with the Zone Leaders. So Elder Marshall who is from Arizona came to Raceview and worked with me. We had a pretty good day. We had a lesson with a New Investigator named Sam. I cant tell how interested she is because we were only able to teach her a short lesson at her doorstep. We are going to go back sometime this week to see how interested she is. We then went and saw our other investigators named Pa'i and Ntarewa. He is a Cook Islander and she is Moadi. They really want to get baptized, but they aren't married, so this week we are going to try to set a wedding date with them and then a baptism date soon after that. We then had an odd experience when we went to visit a less active who is on our less active list. This man answered the door and he is a non member, his daughter was the less active member. But he invited us in and he said that we were not allowed to be in his house if we were going to discuss religion. They are still in contact with missionaries from over 15 years ago, but I guess they don't want to join the church. Soon realizing it was a waste of our time to visit them because we are missionaries and it is a waste of time to talk non religion stuff. That was our lessons for the day and it all ended good.

On Wednesday, We had a Zone Conference all day, so 5 zones in the mission got together and had trainings from missionaries and the mission president and stuff. It was good.

On Thursday, We went on splits with a couple of the YSA's preparing to go on their mission. We had earlier received a referral to a lady who lives at a mental disability institution. I was scared to go inside, but went in and tried to find the lady we had the referral for and found out that she no longer lived there. We talked to a guy who was interested in the gospel. He said he had short term memory loss, but we still decided to set an appointment for this week, he said he was going to call us later that night to talk about the gospel. I guess he forgot about it though because we never got a call from him. So i guess we will see what happens this week when we go back to visit him. We then went to visit one of the potentials we tracted into ages ago and he let us in and we taught him the restoration. It went really well. He said he was happy with the church he was going to now, but we set a return appointment after committing him to read and pray about the book of Mormon. So we will see how that goes this week.

On Friday, all of our lessons fell through, so we did some tracting and stuff. We were able to find a couple of potentials.

On Saturday and Sunday, we watch general conference and it was really good. I enjoyed it a lot.

That was my week. I miss you all and I hope you all have a good week!
Elder Kyler Powelson