2 Nephi 22:2

2 Nephi 22:2

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

This week was the week of exchanges for me and my comp. I like doing exchanges, they are as fun as the are instructive. This week I was able to go on exchange with elder Oberon. We had a very good day that day. We did allot of tracking and knowing doors. We were able to get 21 contacts! That was really good for us because our goal was to get 70 contacts by the end of the week. So that had made up for the time we did not have the day before to go tracking. But we also had some cool experiences. So as we went around this area we ran into these two guys working on getting a dent out of their door of the car they had. So we talked to them for a while and helped them get the dent out of the door. We shared a card and left. Then we ran into a 15 year old boy who wanted to argue with us. The first thing he said was "you know Joseph Smith was a fake prophet right?" Needless to say we just told him everything we knew was true and told him to pray about it and find out for him self and stop asking people. Then on the way back to the car we ran into those guys again and this time they had locked the keys in the car with it running. We we went over and helped them get them out. So we got to break into someone's car. It was pretty cool. 

The second exchange was really awesome! I got to go on exchange with the elders of the branch I served in before this one. The day started off by meeting at a member who cooks some really good French toast. So we ate and exchanged. Then we were able to go and see some of their potential investigators. The first one we went and visited dropped a bomb shell on us. She told us her dad had just past away that morning and she was extremely sad. We were able to share some words of peace. We did our best to help her but at the moment her grief was very strong. Then we saw their investigator that was going to get baptized that Saturday. We talked with them and showed them the baptismal cloths. Then later that day we went back for their baptismal interview. I was able to do the one for the father because he does not speak any English. That night I was able to sleep in the good old bean bag that I use to sleep in. It was one of the best night sleeps I have had in a long time. The next day we went out and helped a member put up Christmas lights. Followed by us going to another less active family. Then for the last thing we did we went up to the simetals home. It was so awesome to be able to see them again, they have not gone to church in a few weeks so I talked to them about that and how they need to go back to church. Then to end the night we exchanged back at the church building where they were playing volley ball as a branch. So I got to see even more of the members. 

By the end of the week we did not meet our goal of 70 contacts (mostly because they did not track while I was gone) but we still managed to get 58 contacts. So this week we are going to do it again. Mostly because we need to find new investigators. Especially because I just learned I'm staying in this area for another transfer. But my comp goes home at the end of this one so I'm most likely staying here 2 more. So I will be here till March! That will make 9 months in this area! That's crazy long! But I'm excited, there is still allot of work to do here. This last transfer went super fast so this one will do the same. 

Con mucho amor
Elder Lamb

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