Congrats to my brother Dax Hansen who will be reporting to the MTC this Wednesday. I'm so proud of you. You are ready. There is work to be done. You are joining a team of elite soldiers fighting for truth and sharing life. You are more than qualified to be standing in the front lines. You will do amazing things. I love you, buddy!
Also Congrats to Stauney who arrived in Ohio. You will do amazing things!
We have been working hard. I mean, we started from the bottom, now we are here... We started with no investigators. No clue what we were doing. And, really, not much hope. Right now we have 2 investigators, a part member family, and several less actives we are teaching. As a zone we contacted over 2,500 people this last week. Even on Christmas and Christmas Eve we contacted our goal. Some days we are contacting over 50 people.
Not only are we contacting, but we are asking for referrals from EVERYONE. As a result, we have a list of over 20 people that said they might be interested in us teaching them. We are going to get a hold of all of them and try to set up teaching appointments. Moral of the story is hard work pays off. We are trying to work as hard as we can every day.
So cool story. On Saturday we were going to less actives' houses and Elder Phillips stopped to figure out where to go next. I saw this guy up and across the street working on his car and I felt like I should talk to him. So I met him, he asked a lot of bible questions and I had to tell him, "You know what? I know there are answers but I don't know what they are. But I will figure them out for you." He told us he was meeting with some Jehovah's Witness sisters later that day, but he wanted to set up an appointment. We told him it was alright because we had plans to go teaching with the sister missionaries in our ward that night so we would give him a call. Turns out he was talking about our sister missionaries (who were teaching in our area?.... not cool) and 20 minutes later I was there knocking on his door to teach him. What are the odds I contact the guy we were supposed to teach. Because of that, he already had a small trust and relationship and we are planning on teaching him very soon.
We have a mini missionary!! Basically he is a high school student from Murrieta who comes and serves with us for a few days. He is a cool guy. I will talk about how it goes with him next week
We taught in Sunday School this week. A talk EVERYONE needs to go read is "What is the Blueprint of Christ's Church?" by Tad R. Callister. I promise that it will strengthen any one's testimony of our church by reading it. Alright? Alright.
It was great to talk to my family and close friends. I love you guys!!
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