Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 23rd 2014

June 23, 2014
Good afternoon everyone!

Well yes we have transfers tomorrow...and the news is in.  I'm staying in Independencia 2, and I will be receiving Elder Mendoza from Baja California From what I have heard I am going to be killing him because he is apparently finishing his mission in 6 weeks. I'll know for sure tomorrow though. If that's the case though I will be staying in Independencia for at least 4 transfers so that I can teach someone the area after this transfer cycle. (3 more months of stairs haha) Elder Mendoza was the trainer of my last district leader and is apparently a really good missionary: hard working, obedient, etc. I was a little bummed that I am still junior companion, but I am also excited to be with someone that has so much time in the mission and that will be able to help me so much with my Spanish and my ability to teach. I will miss Elder Schofield. We have had a lot of fun together. I'll have to stay in touch with him. 

I'm glad that you all had fun in Sun Valley. It sounds like it was a very different ambiente, but it sounds like you were in a really nice place. I can also imagine that it was nice just to relax a bit more. I can't believe it's that time of year already. Like you said dad, summer will be over before we know it...It's almost July already. I hope that we continue to go when I get back. It's always a really fun time. That's funny about that croquet. It's a fun game. I'll have to challenge queen Madeline when I get home. Did you find a lot of gold at the Gold Mine or just a lot of fools gold?

Well, this week was pretty good. We found some really good people this week. Unfortunately several of them had to cancel the appointments that we had set, but we are going to try to find them this week. We actually had quite a few investigators turn up to church yesterday (8). Several of them were surprised. One of them is the 9 year old boy that is the brother of 2 girls that got baptized about a year ago. It was pretty apparent that he had not come by choice. He acted as if he were in a prison the whole time haha. I kinda got a kick out of it because we have tried to teach him a few times and he is a pill. Hopefully it didn´t torture him too bad haha.

We have several people progressing toward baptism right now. We just have to help them to understand a couple of principles better. We didn't have K's baptism. Her mom is giving us some trouble so stay tuned for that one. The names that we have been receiving from the members have started to peter out a bit. Hopefully they can start to think of more people for us to visit. It's been a little difficult to ask them for names because a few of them kinda fight us about it and claim that they know absolutely no one that isn't a member. We'll see how it goes with them this week. We have found a couple of good new people through the members though. We found Angel again this week! He is going to start listening to us again. We found out that he hadn't had time but now he is open to listen again. He came to church on Sunday again too which was pretty sweet. We are teaching some odd people right now. I'll have to tell you more about them in a week or so. They have really great hearts though.

Thanks for all that you do and for all of your advice and love. Thanks for checking my accounts etc. mom! Have fun in Manti!!! Love you guys.

Elder Schow