Monday, January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016: Transfers

I'm staying in Shawnee but Elders K. and H. are leaving and being replaced by sisters. Elder H. gets to work with mission-famous Elder M.

We got a new investigator, W. He didn't seem very interested the first time we visited him. He was very comfortable with his religion. We came back just recently. He says, "Heck yeah! I want Prophets!"

Sister T. is getting baptized on February 14. WHOOP! She wanted the baptism date on that day to go with Valentine’s Day and because her payday was the next day and she wants to pay her first tithing on that. (Before, she was very strict about not taking the sacrament or paying tithing before baptism). Really excited!

We'll probably just talk to our neighbors about the smoking. Maybe get some new investigators. If anything, we'll just take the other elders’ old apartment considering sisters can't share the same apartment complex with elders (or so I was told). We'll take care of it soon. No smoke is getting in visibly. It just smells bad.

Gas prices here are something around $1.40.

I can't remember if I mentioned J.M. in my last email. We had an awesome lesson with him. We asked if he read and prayed and learned we had the true Church, if he would be baptized. He actually understood! He said, "Yeah, I guess that would be the next step." I know that doesn't sound like much, but most people who have been baptized in other churches or even baptized multiple times always object with that.

Lots of awesome experiences this week. Talking with absolutely everyone has definitely brought in more investigators.

Love you guys!
Elder Rice