Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:30:54 -0700
This whole last week was
awesome. I got a new companion, but stayed in the same area. His name is Elder
Russ. He's from Ashville North Carolina. He's a convert of two years, and has
been out for one year. He's a little weird and goofy, but he's a really good
missionary. I love him... especially in comparison. The first two days he was
here we got four new investigators, after a whole transfer of no new
investigators. Now that I have a companion that's actually trying to do
something, instead of just doing it, we're getting stuff done. We're had a lot
of progress with our investigators and stuff now. One guy, who has a smoking
problem, finally read the Book of Mormon, and now he wants to get baptized
before he moves... in one month. We decided to give him a blessing to be able to
stop smoking... we're going to check up on him tonight. We also finally started
teaching this 8 year old girl, who's parents are less active and she really
wants to get baptized. She is really smart, knows all the answers to the
questions we ask her, and actually is interested in the lessons, unlike most
kids. She asks if we can do more than one every time we go over. We're hoping to
reactivate their family so her dad can baptize her, but I don't know if that's
something he'd be interested in yet.
We talked to these nuns the other day.
They asked Elder Russ what he was up to and he said "Nothing Much" and they said
"Good, I'm glad you're not doing anything." They were rude nuns! So he messed
with them a little bit and we left.
A lot of people have commented on how
they can tell I'm happier and stuff now that I'm with Elder Russ. Its weird, but
Old People have the best answers to the famous missionary question,
"How's it going?" My favorite response was "Round and Round", They never just
say, "good" like most people.
Missionaries all listen to the same music. A
lot of its pretty good. Most people have the Joseph Smith Nashville Tribute CD.
Its a country CD about Joseph Smith, its really good. Then some random other
cd's. Elder Russ has the BYU ocapella group, Vocal Point, doing all these
primary songs. Its really cool.
Thats pretty much it... Missionary work
is a lot of fun.
The pictures are the "missionary wall" at our Ward
Mission Leader's machine shop. You get your name up there if you do service for
him. I wrote really big on accident...