Monday, July 9, 2012

First week in Strasburg!!!

Hey! This week was by far the best week that I have had on my mission. We found 8 new investigators and I think we can easily find another 8 this week. We set one kid for baptism and we will probably have 4 or 5 baptisms in the next month. The ward is awesome and are helping out a lot. On the Fourth of July we went to the ward breakfast it was sweet, I had a football so we got a game going with all the kids it was way fun. We had to drive into Aurora for district meeting and we did our shopping down there as well. We came back to our area and went up to one of the main houses of where we live, they had a kickball game going on so we played for awhile in the dirt field.

We went out to go do some missionary work but no one was home and all of sudden a storm came out of no where, It started pouring and I have never seen rain like that in my life, water was running down all the streets and all the fields were flooded, so of course we decided to go tracting. We were running from house to house and we were soaked. The second door we knocked on the guy felt bad for us so he let us in on the condition that we don't talk about religion, It wasn't long till we started talking about religion and we ended up teaching the first lesson ha ha. He is a big Glen Beck fan and a New York Dolls fan so he said he would read the Book of Mormon, it was pretty cool to get a new investigator from tracting like that, It pretty much rained all night and The thunder is so loud out here it is awesome. On Thursday we went to a town called Byers and visited members and went tracting the first house we knocked on a lady answered and let us teach her the first lesson she wants us to come back this week.

On Friday we had dinner with a cool family and they had a kid who just moved in with him When they had tried to talk to him about religion he shut them down but he opened up to us so we taught him as well. He ended up coming to church and we taught him again on Saturday he has a baptism date of August 4th :) ON Saturday we went to the very edge of our boundaries to a small town called agate the town was pretty dead, we talked to a guy named Tim for an hour and he was on a national Championship bowling team he reminded me of Chong Lee or whatever that guys name is he told us some crazy stuff but it was sweet.

We then took an old highway to a town called Deer Trail and we were walking around and this guy was out so we started talking to him in the street. He told us that he dedicated 2012 to God and Fishing he reads the bible a couple of hours everyday he said that the other day he was reading and he read something about the ''3rd heaven'' and asked if we had heard about that. He eventually let us into his home and we taught about the Restoration. When we told him that Christ had set up a church when he was here, he said that he had never heard of that, So We turned to Matthew 15 and he kinda just looked at us and wouldn't believe it. In his own scriptures he had written ''did Christ set up a church on earth'' It was so awesome he is going to start coming to church and we are meeting with him later this week. I have never met someone who is so ready to become a member.

We headed to a town called Bennett after that and we taught a family of 4 and they want us to come back as well. At church we had 5 investigators there, it was so awesome. One of the guys we lives with wants to get baptized and we are going to be meeting with him tonight. This ward is so awesome and the work is going very well, The storms out here on the plains are crazy as well. It pours every single night.

Img_0022 - a little water
Img_0027 - My comp
Img_0024 - We found a random telephone in the middle of no where
Img_0016 - at the temple with Holliday
Img_0035 - The Dimig family

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