January 18, 2010
I’m still in my same area. If you look up the Seattle 1st ward boundaries I cover Queen Anne and downtown all the way to the bottom of the boundaries. Elder Bunton is my new companion. He is from North Carolina. This is his third transfer. Were starting to tear it up. Were going through all the less actives in our area and seeing who even still lives there. We have between 300 and 400 hundred names. We go when we don’t have an appointment and need to fill time. We’ve found that about half of them have moved already.
We went tracting Saturday and ran into one of the less actives who we hadn’t gotten to yet. She invited us in. She grew up in the church but fell away after high school. She married a Catholic but hasn’t gone to his church either. They’ve talked about going back to church but she can’t imagine not going to our church. Pretty much a solid candidate for reactivation and a baptism.
We also contacted a potential investigator the first day of transfers. She is best friends with a less active who is her next door neighbor. He involved him in the lesson to see where he was at. He still knows the church is true he just forgot that he does. Were working on that one as well.
We got a call about a week and a half ago from one of our bishopric member's brother. He has a girlfriend that lives in downtown and wants to learn about the gospel. Issued the Bunton/Merrell Restoration-on date combo and she is now on date to be baptized February 6th.
We also issued that combo to another lady. She had been on date before but fell off because she broke the Law of Chastity. Anyways her only hang up is She takes in homeless people and helps them get back on their feet. But that is ironing itself out pretty nicely so we will hopefully have 2 baptisms this transfer. Our goal is 3 but we don’t know where the other one will come from yet. Trust in God and all that other good stuff. He always hooks us up.
I like hearing about stuff from home so keep it coming.
The mission is sweet. I’m not homesick at all so if anyone asks you can tell them that.