Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 18, 2012

Hello everyone!
It's been a pretty good week here in Galveston!
We have four new investigators this week!  One of them is the mom of a part member family we are teaching.  The dad is a less-active, so we are working with him, and the kids are recent converts. 
We also started teaching this guy, Eric, who we had kinda been playing phone tag with for a few weeks.  But we finally got out to see him, and had a great lesson with him.  He had actually been meeting with missionaries a long time ago, and was thinking about getting baptized, but didn't.  So we set a date with him.  We are hoping that he progress really well, and will actually come to church with us.  
Our other two new investigators are friends who have just recently come up from Mexico.  One of them also accepted a baptismal date. 
We are working on finding new investigators, always.  But we've had some good lessons this week, and had a great lesson with some members at the church.
One of the things we do to help members with missionary work is take them on a tour of the church building.  We ask them about experiences they've had in the different rooms:  relief society, primary, chapel, that sort of thing, and then take them down into the font, and ask them about their baptisms, and which of their friends and/or families they would like to see the font!  It's a way cool experience, and the spirit is really strong.  So we got a couple of referrals of people we can go teach from this family.  Now we just have to do some follow up.  
Our baptism last week got confirmed yesterday.  They did the service right after church, so confirmations were yesterday.  That was really cool.  I also got to accompany the primary sing to their dad's, so that was fun.  
It's crazy how much this little branch reminds me of my first area.  Our proselyting area covers about half of the island, as well as a few towns right on the mainland.  And it being Galveston, not everyone has a car.  It just makes me think of Guadalajara, and all the people who didn't have their own cars, as well as all of our members who lived in the little towns outside of the city.  But I think that is part of the reason why I love it here!
Last week our P-day was pretty fun!  We did some fishing (although, as usual, I did not catch anything!)  But it was still fun.  We had a good little BBQ, and played a little volleyball, and fished.  It was a fun day!
Well, I think that's about it!
Love you all lots!

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