Monday, April 22, 2013


This weekend we saw some good stuff. We've been getting a lot of lukewarm investigators here, so that had been frustrating. We were trying our best to work with the ones we had and keep on finding new ones, and we've seen a lot of success. This weekend, we were able to drop several who weren't elect, and find and teach several others who are willing to progress. One in particular was a man named Jose. We went with, Alex, one of our priests to teach a new investigator we found. That investigator was not home, so after weighing our options, we decided to tract. After several unfavorable responses we met Jose. He invited us out to sit on his patio and brought out a big catholic bible that his recently passed brother had given him. His brother was a catholic priest. We shared a verse with him and than brought up the Book of Mormon. After teaching about it we had Alex bear his testimony about it. Jose agreed to read it and have us come back. On Sunday we went back to teach him, and he hadn't read the chapter we left with him, 2 Nephi 9. So, we decided to read part with him. After reading verses 1-13 and explaining the atonement, we asked how he felt about it. He said he felt good, and so we shared Moroni's promise with him, and he said he'd pray about it right there. After a little bit of coaching, he offered the prayer asking God if it were true. We all felt the spirit so strong. He received his witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon right there.

We went to visit the quarreling mother and daughter that I told you about last week. They didn't complete there reading assignment, neither of them were really willing to listen and accept that they needed to change, so we had to drop them for now.

We've seen some progress with the branch too. We're going to plan a branch family evening to be held every 3 months for any members, investigators, and friends. It seems like a good opportunity to get everyone united.

We also asked about the branch mission plan and what we needed to do to help. Which naturally helps them see, "oh if the missionaries are going to do there part, we better do our part too."

We're going to see some really good stuff with that, I can tell.

On Friday, we had interviews and specialized training. Specialized training was awesome, we've been doing great with new investigators as a mission, now they want to talk about getting those new investigators to church. One Idea we are focussing on is church tours. It seems good, we did some role plays, and it seems that if you can get anyone to the chapel to feel the spirit there, then they'd want to come back every week.

Interviews were awesome. I believe it was my last interview with President Greer, though, which isn't so awesome. Takeaway being, I'm doing good with my service responsibilities, and I just need to keep it up, so that is the plan for now.

To answer Brian's question, I seem to have lost my camera battery charger during a transfer, so it's been out of service for a couple of weeks.

Well everybody, I wish you all a good week, and Happy Birthday to Dad and Heather!!!!

-Elder Partridge




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