Saturday, August 29, 2015

Alvin Texas, Week 42: July 8, 2015 - July 12, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Had a pretty cool week this week! President Hall is getting the hang of things more and more. I like how personal and how aware of everything he is. He and his wife both talked to me on my birthday. We had a good week as far as the work in Alvin! We even got more baptismal dates! Two in August, Lois and a new investigator named Kristella. It all came because we upped the antyon our planning and our unity. The highlight was that we were able to find a new investigator, Kristella who is like 20. She is super prepared and ready to learn and be baptized. The other elders found her for us and told her we would come over. Things went way good in the first lesson and she accepted to be baptized on August 9. We saw her again last night and she had been praying a lot more she said. She hasn't really prayed or read scriptures too much before, but now she wants that in her life. It was cool because last night we even had the lesson out on her porch and taught all the Restoration. She had great questions and she learned a ton. She's way cool. She didn't make it to church due to ride situation but we'll fix that. We invited everyone to church, unfortunately none came. Just some older investigators from part member families. The other ones were either sick or too tired, kinda lame.

But Lois is doing way good. She accepted a baptismal date this week for August 2 and we finally had a solid lesson on the plan of salvation with her. It's easy to get off topic with her. Brittany is also doing great. She still has her date for August 9. Gonna have FHE again with them tonight. We stopped seeing Bill. He wasn't in contact and not very interested. Eric is struggling. We fasted for him last week and hope those blessings came this week or soon. Haven't seen him for a week. His family isn't getting along and his wife doesn't like us and his religiousness. He loves having us come, but he gets depressed because of family troubles. Brendan was out of contact all week.

Still gettin along great with Elder Havea. It's fun to have two leaders together, help each other a lot. Got to work on a farm on Saturday. It's some members in the ward who needed help fencing, cleaning up fallen trees and organizing. That's actually the second time we've gone there. It was pretty fun. It was tempting to hop in their pool after all that.

Things are fun around here. The zone is applying the trainings we gave them. Everyone is gettin along and we're finding more peeps to teach. Comp and I are still having a hoot of a time. He's probably leaving in a couple weeks for transfers though. I think I'm going to train a newbie, we'll see. That'd be fun.

Love you tons!


Our fancy pantz yard work van
Inside the yard work utility van


Got this from some skater dude
Doing some yard work

Elder Havea let me have this shirt