We had transfers this last Thursday, and I got a fresh, outta the box, brand new missionary! Hooray!
His name is Elder Coles, and he is from Meridian Idaho. He loves engineering and aviation, and he is sure of his purpose and he loves the gospel! I like him; I think I'll keep him. :)
We are in the church's first ever quad-panionship (#putthatoneintherecordbooks), and we are making things happen! What we'll do is we'll send two missionaries out into the cold and dreary wilderness to find some people to teach (or go to an appointment), while the other two drive the car and visit members or go to appointments.
It's pretty exhausting being the one my companions will turn to and depend on to make decisions all the time, and to take the lead on things, but the Lord is giving us all strength! Thank you for all of your prayers for us, I know that they're helping us be the best we can be, even when we're completely out of energy, or when we're close to giving up.
The Lord is looking out for us. We're spending a lot of time in people's homes! We're seeing 2-3 different investigators as often as 3 to 5 times a week. It is such a great blessing, because we're giving those we're teaching an opportunity to feel the Holy Ghost every day.
Samuel is getting baptized on Saturday! He is really excited, and the young men are basically running the program. It is really good for them to get fired up about sharing the gospel with their friends, so we're making sure to capitalize on this opportunity by asking the youth to invite their friends to the baptism and to other church activities.
We're working with an investigator, Connie, to help her stop smoking. She was smoking up to 1 1/2 to 2 packs a day, and she's doing really well! Last week, she only smoked one cigarette. She is reading through the scriptures like it's candy; she's loving it! There are some sisters in the ward who really want to visit her and help her to quit, which is awesome! One Connie gets some strong friends that she can rely on when she undergoes temptation, then she'll make it for sure. Members are so important.
Other than that, not a lot happened. IT was an awesome week!
Love you all!