So I got a new companion this last week. His name is Elder Gates, and he is from Las Vegas. He is a really good kid.
The beginning of the week was kinda rough, we weren't really teaching
a lot of lessons. But Saturday and Sunday were really good. We were
able to find a few people that are interested. Church was awesome this
Sunday! Mainly because Alan Hettinger, who has become one of my closest
friends in Morgan City,finally came to church. In all 9 months of me
being here, he had never come to church. But this Sunday he did! We went
and ate at his house last night and he had a friend over that was asking
us a bunch of questions and said he is going to go to church with Alan
next week! So that was probably the best part of my week! You couldn't wipe the smile off my face when I saw him walk in. We could really use him in the branch.
President Wall wants us to become the best teaching mission in the world. So we have been working really hard on using different ways of
teaching the gospel. ie) pamplets, the scriptures, videos, pictures. We are also working on getting really good at asking inspired questions--questions
that make people think and really get down on a spiritual level. The more
and more I practice, the more and more I realize that I have a lot of
improvement to make!
I love being a missionary, I know that the Savior lives and that this season is the best of them all, to reflect on his birth and sacrafice for us. This season I would wish that y'all would find someone that maybe "uncool" or doesnt have a lot of friends, and then go befriend them. Be an angel in their lives!