Friday, February 26, 2016

Pearland Texas, Week 67: December 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

We had quite the week!! As always,  the good and the not so amazing. Our good highlights were that we found a new investigator. His name is Derrick. He's an old black baptist preacher. But, he's actually pretty interested and impressed, so things go well then he gives an accepting "amen" It's almost in like a sigh tone of voice, gotta love it. I got to paint a dinner table chair while the others taught the Restoration with him. Thanks pops for helping be able to do that!! Experience leads to performance.

Another highlight was that we got to see a less active sister that we had been waiting for her arrival back into Pearland after a big vacation. We watched a Mormon message on goals and not looking back on the past and she enjoyed it. She offered lots of cookies to us. Her name is Sis Radamacker. We also had a plus in the fact that we had a ward missionary come teach with us one day. But, on the down side we weren't able to get in contact with any other investigators. Lots of people aren't home or they just dont want to see us anymore. But, we worked really well with the ward in gaining trust and setting plans to find more people with them.

 New Years Eve we had dinner with the Merkley family again and took some pictures and videos dressed in lais and New Years party hats with blower thingys. That was pretty fun. We had to be in by 7 this year, so then we were at the apartment and the comps went straight to bed while I wrote in my journal and calculated zone mileage haha. This trend happens a lot. I often am the last one working or awake. A lot of times I have to be mister reminder and waker upper. We get along great though, yes. We have scuffles and gripe moments but were all very open and willing to figure stuff out.

President Hall actually came and did a companioship study with us this week to help us get more out of them He showed us planning tips and afterward told us that none of us would be transferred. Those are next week. And after a big MLC, the Brethren in SLC told all the missions that there are to be no more transfer meetings. So we went over that. That was a no no because it was no where in the handbook and it eats up too much time. So now its all done by email on monday morning and missionaries will know all the info through email like companion and area and so on. President told us that we would stay together at least one more transfer. Gave us a sneak peek.

Oh... and big big news. The Tyler family got baptized!!! I got to baptize Emily and Glover and Carter did the rest. That was my first baptism ever haha. It was incredible. Got me on a spiritual high

The weather is finally winter weather. its a great feel. Its been breezy and wet like you saw. For us this is cold stuff. The jacket is definitely used. Brooke, the one who came to the Christmas party cancelled on us again but she promised to read and pray while she was out. So thats awesome. But it was a funky week. Ready to rock this one and teach more often.

Love ya!
Elder Deans

The Tylers

Elder Deans in his cowboy gear

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