Sunday, February 1, 2015
Busy Week-Lots of Investigators
Letter from Ben on January 26, 2015
Sorry I didn't write last week.
Not a lot has happened, but at the same time a lot has happened. We're still working with a lot of members right now, trying to get everyone excited about missionary work. We've gotten a few references already and plan on keeping up what we have been doing. We also have been blessed with quite a few people that are progressing towards baptism. We had 6 investigators and four of which are planning on being baptized in the first 2 weeks of February. The ward is more and more excited to help every day.
We put a plan as a Zone called "Llamenmenlom" where we every night call as many members as it takes to get people to go out with us to lessons. It has worked very well and we have had at least 1 if not two members every single day this week that have left with us. It makes all the difference when the members leave with us. One day I was super sick (throw up, diarrhea, the whole shpeal) and we got 3 different members to be with us. One to stay with me all day, and two others who changed off to be with my companion Elder Gutiérrez.
One sad thing happened this week. The two women we were teaching that were going to be baptized this Saturday (Marcelina & Maria) actually live 1 block out of our limits and live in the other mission, so we had to pass the reference to the other mission. It was a little disappointing, especially because we had really developed a great relationship and they were learning so quickly. They had even started making friends here in the ward, and it was difficult to describe to them exactly why we couldn't teach them. We'll be praying that the other missionaries maintain contact with them and they don´t stop progressing like they were.
I'm doing super well here. It's supposed to be really hot here today so we'll try to stay nice and cool. I love you a whole lot!!
If you could send me some pictures of my great grandpas and grandmas along with the exact birth date of all of my aunts/uncles grandmas/grandpas and Great-Grandpas/great-grandmas along with marriage dates and dates of death.
I'm pretty sure grandpa has in one of his programs a way to get all that information without having to look up one at a time.
Thanks so much, I love you all so much!
Élder Benjamin Taylor