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  • Austin left on his mission:
    10 years, 5 months, 18 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes, 52 seconds ago

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Week 3

Austin Rushton and Elder Argyle

Austin and Elder Argyle

So I don’t have a whole lot to say about this week. It’s been kind of just a build on last week. We had a few more lessons than normal, we got a spanish speaking member to come teach one of our investigators with us, he invited us back two more times this week…pretty cool guy there. Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of the people we teach are moving along at a snails pace. They want to LEARN, but they don’t necessarily want to CHANGE.

Anyways, our mission set a goal for 800 hours of tracting this week. That means, for our companionship, we have to do ten. We do like twelve every week anyways though. But we also have to place 20 Book of Mormons, 20 Restoration Pamphlets, 60 mormon.org cards, and get 10 new investigators. NONE OF THAT IS TYPICAL HERE.

This is going to require some pretty significant amounts of faith, I think.

Anyhow, I enjoy reading everyone’s letters. I always kind of have my jaw drop when I open my email and see fifteen letters to get through. Challenge accepted, I suppose. I guess I’ll just say straight up that I can’t always get to everyone, so sorry for that. Still, I print what I can’t take the time to read now so I can later. EVERYONE’S LETTERS DO GET READ!!!!! I try to respond to everyone, but honestly I just can’t always.

Now, written letters. I get those ALL WEEK. I can’t tell you how great it is to get home after a long day of tracting and open the mailbox to get a letter! One of my friends, Izzy, she sent me a SIX PAGE LETTER. That lasted me two days and I loved it :)

I won’t say that I like handwritten letters more than emails, because I love them both, but I do get to look at handwritten letters every night, can get them any day, and they do tend to not get lost in the thick of things.

Well, that’s the letter this week. Progress is a-coming. My companion and I are going to start keeping tracting logs so we can better invest ourselves in that aspect of missionary work. Hahaha, I kind of hate tracting so this is our effort to try and get me to like it more.

Love you all. I think of everyone lots! I’d love to hear from you again!


-Elder Rushton



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