Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Always Learning Something New

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Hey Everybody! So this week has been one of our best!
We received training on Tuesday in Zone Meeting about planning and how to do it better and the way we needed to do it. So we started to plan better and more effectively. It was amazing how much difference there was when we planned exactly by PMG (Preach My Gospel manual) . We have been having better lessons that are being more led by the Spirit. We are also in better unity when we teach and more focused on the needs of our investigator and members.

Oh and we were told we are still allowed to tract but there is a very specific way we are supposed to do it. It’s basically we pick and hour or so of the day and at the end of Planning we dedicate that time to tracking and tell Heavenly Father that we are going to be on such and such a street at such and such a time. So like for example 2 pm to 3pm on Pennsylvania Street, between 8th and 10th streets. Then when we go we have to be in the area from 2 to 3. Because we don't know if Heavenly Father will put the person that is ready in our path at 2:01 or 2:59. So we've done a bit of that but its kind of hard. Not many people answer the door so I don't have any good tracking stories yet. Hopefully sometime this week.

It has been getting hot out here. I guess it got up to around 100 over the last couple days. It’s not too bad though. We have water and it’s a really,  really dry heat. So it really isn't that bad.

The pictures start with Elder Baer and Elder Renovato just being themselves after planning one night.  Elder Baer is writing in his journal and Elder Renovato is being weird. Just kidding he was just tired we'd had a long day biking.

Then I have a couple from cutting the hair of a kid named Juan. It’s really funny everyone is asking me for haircuts.

Then we have Elder Renovato holding up a bottle of catsup.
 Which I didn't believe that it actually existed.  I mean my dad and people have talked about it but I thought it was some made up thing. I found out that Deseret Industries has its own ketchup called Catsup. Who'd have thunk it?

 This ^ happened while we were at a members house for breakfast on Saturday. It was really, really good!!  So we have some pics of us all at the table. 

This is the new puppy pitbull that the Landin family has. It’s crazy. His name is Rex and he follows me around everywhere. He jumps all over the place and then will randomly just lay down. It’s really funny! But I guess if I ever leave and come back the dog will hopefully remember me and not kill me.

>This is the best thing from the week!!!!<

This last Friday we had an amazing experience with a young man named Ismael, his mother, Johanna, and little brother Gabriel(he is 7). Ismael is 11 and is very interested in the church because one of his uncles that he was very close to passed away recently and the Plan Of Salvation answers all the questions he had. We taught him on Friday and committed him to come to church, read the Book Of Mormon and he has accepted the invitation to be baptized and is preparing for the 7 of June. His mother is also very interested and the only reason she didn't accept the 7th as well is because she has a weird work schedule and can’t come to church every week. But she is fully supportive of Ismael and they came to church yesterday and loved it. And what makes it even better is that they are best friends with one of the wards best families. There are 2 returned missionaries in the family and the mother is a temple worker and they are a huge help. We are super excited for Ismael, Johanna, and Gabriel.

We are so excited I really hope I get to stay another transfer and help them progress!!!!

That's all I got for the week. I hope everyone is having fun and doing good the last little bit of school! 

I know this church is True! I know God is our Loving Heavenly Father and he wants us to be happy!

Talk to you all next week. I'm being cut off! Bye!!!!

Elder Gore

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