Thursday, February 27, 2014

Week #21 - February 24, 2014 - Change lives, starting with your own!

Hey all!
         First week of the transfer started off pretty great! We are soo busy! I think even more than we can handle. It is so awesome! Our zone has been doing a finding fast & you can really see it working. Just in our are our teaching pool as almost tripled. Yesterday was probably one of the best Sundays that we have had. Of the 15 investigators we have, 10 came to church! It is incredible! Now we are just praying to find a way to teach each of them every week. It is hard to coordinate between investigators and members, but it is always worth it! The difference that it makes in the progress of someone that is investigating the gospel is undeniable. Not to mention how much excitement comes into the homes of the members that are teaching them. It has a huge impact on everyone involved. So a word to everyone back home, don't be afraid to tell the missionaries they can teach in your home anytime they like. Because when they do, that is when work gets done! 

We have several families that are seriously fired up about doing missionary work. We are meeting in their homes 3-4 times a week with different people to teach! The gospel really blesses each of these peoples lives. What I love about all that we have been doing is that the lessons we teach are not just lessons anymore. Every single one was a real discussion with real people who have a real desire to change their lives, and they recognize that this is the way to do it. It is exciting, I really hope I'm around long enough to see each of them through till baptism. 

We have been having a lot of fun too! The ward had a big tubing party at a members home. We put together a 300' run down the back of their mountain. It was way fun. I actually built a good 4' kicker and a new track for the older kids. First time I went off of it, I did a barrel roll on the sled. It was way too fun. We even had 3 investigators come.

This morning before email, I challenged elder Stuver to a chair stacking competition. (pictures included) It was actually way fun. My record is 32 chairs. It was like 14' tall. I'll extend the challenge to all my other brothas who have nothing to do on p-day.  

 "And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen."   - D&C 16:6

We are missionaries! Become more Christlike, don't just do missionary things. Change lives, starting with your own, get out there and do work you tools. 
       - Elder Maynard  

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1 comment:

  1. Ah man...is it just mine or did the pics not come through? Probably just our computer. The boys wanted to see a 14' stack of church chairs. Thanks for giving them ideas, TJ!!

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