Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 1, 2012

Hello family!

Things are going really good here in Texas!  It is cooling down quite
a bit.  It was actually kinda chilly yesterday.  

This week has been kinda crazy, and really long and fast at the same time.  We've been
trying to get in contact with a lot of people who used to be
investigating the church, and we've found a family that used to meet
with the missionaries.  We are really excited for them.  We also have
a couple of other really promising new investigators as well. 

We've been working with some less-actives, and one of them actually came
to church yesterday!  Yay!  

They did make a new ward in our stake, thus the big fancy meeting.  It doesn't really effect us, but our
meeting time has changed, and the youth and primary programs are now
combined with one of the English wards.

Our zone conference with Elder Ellis was really good.  We were really
spiritually fed by the messages that he and his wife shared.
And Saturday we got to go to the Relief Society broadcast.  We went
with a member, and they invited an investigator that we have.  So that
was really good.  She really liked it.  We were really blessed by the
messages they shared.

We've been having a great time, and I'm getting to know the area
(which is really big) and the members.

Well, love you lots!
Hope you all have a great week!
Love, Amber


Hello family!
I've gone back Spanish-speaking.  Which we all thought was going to happen.  I'm now in Kemah South.  It's in the same zone as Galveston, so I've been moved back to the bay.  Actually, where the Galveston off-island area stops is theoretically where ours should begin.  But I think that change happens in the middle of nowhere, where no one actually lives, so we're still not sure on that.  The area is quite the change from my last one.  I've gone from fancy chemical engineers to migrant Hispanics.  But I'm loving it so far. 

Our little branch is really good, and there are some really good members here.  We also work in the local singles branch.  We don't get to do a whole lot of work with them, because the YSA boundries are a whole lot bigger than our Spanish ones.  But it's kinda fun so far. 

We don't have a whole lot of investigators right now, or even a whole lot of less actives, so we've been going through our list of former investigators.  We've had some good success so far, a couple of return appointments and whatnot. 

My new companion is Hna. Cardoza.  She's from Seattle, and is in her third transfer. 

We are having special zone conferences this weekend.  Elder Ellis (2nd quorum of the 70) is coming to speak with us and do a mission tour.  It should be a really good meeting.  The ward is in our building, so our branch and the two English wards, will be having a "special meeting" on Sunday.  It seems like they are going to make a new English ward.  Everyone is full of speculation.  So that'll be really fun.  It might mean that we have to change our meeting time.  We'll probably go to 4 wards in the building after that. 

We have a couple of brand new converts here, and they are really solid.  A young couple with a daughter.  I've really enjoyed getting to know them.  (I've noticed this trend where I come into an area with brand new converts, not just converts, but super solid members in almost every area I've gone too...have y'all noticed it too?  I guess I'm here to strengthen brand new member, which I love!)

We've been having some chillier days, which is good.  I'm done with the hot.  Although I've heard it gets pretty chilly on the gulf.
Well, I can't think of much else!
Love you lots!