Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Work Moves On

Hello all!

So this week went pretty well actually. We had some pretty good progress. We met a few new potentials and people that we hopefully will begin teaching within the next couple weeks. I really hope that we can start teaching a little more and finding a little less. Elder Maynes of the 70 said in mission tour, "Finding is the work in missionary work." That is a truth bomb right there. I don't mind tracting but doing tons of it gets a little overwhelming, and I feel like I can only knock so many doors before my comments just get very insincere.

Anyway, Danny is still progressing nicely. We taught him tithing, and to keep the sabbath day holy, and everything else in lesson four this week and I think he finally is beginning to realize the church isn't just a sunday church. It is a way of life church. He really is an amazing guy, but we are working hard to firm up his testimony before his baptismal interview this upcoming week or two. He cut his hair last night, because before then he had hair about down to his chin and it was pretty gross. He cut it and parted it all nice and missionary looking for us. The other breaking story is that Gil, one of our frequent visited members is now our new ward missionary. We have two now! Gil had a lot of problems with catoring the rules of the church to fit whatever he thought would be acceptable. He felt like piercings and long hair were both perfectly okay for a priesthood holder. After Bishop Bullock gave him the calling to be a Ward Missionary he immediately called us and asked us to come over that evening. We went over not expecting much and he met us at the door with the clippers and his earrings in his hands. We have been teasing him for the last 3 months that we were going to cut his hair, and he always resisted. Anyway, we cut his hair and he will be sustained on this coming sunday. We are very very excited to have 2 ward missionaries now. Hopefully that means we can do some splits and cover some more ground.

We didn't get to meet with Saling this week because her patient was in the hospital and she had to be at his side the whole time. We were pretty upset, but as far as we know, she is reading every day and praying consistently.

We went out to the neighboring branch in 3 Hills and the surrounding towns this weekend and got roped into speaking for the second time out there. Now I am two for two in speaking in Three Hills. They told us that we can pretty much count on every time we go out there that we will be speaking. We spoke at the first missionary farewell in Three Hills branch in 4 years! Needless to say, it was a big celebration to see Elder Chad Neville go. I told him to give Utah some love for me. I never thought I would miss being in the shadows of the mountain so bad.

Well I sure love you all and hope you are having a great Canadian Thanksgiving, and hope you will do some big celebration in Canadian honor. I miss you tons and thank you for the pictures. Talk to you soon

-Elder Brown

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having many opportunities to share your testimony. We are thinking and praying for you daily