Things here have just been more of the usual. We have one investigator that is on the fast track to baptism. In priesthood yesterday our Bishop talked about how Howell hasn’t had a baptism in a long time. He really tried to inspire the members to reach out and talked about how good Elder Loutensock and I were as missionaries. It was really nice. Anyway, our main investigator was there and he raised his hand and told everyone that he was planning on being baptized on May 19. It was really cool. He is amazing because he just fellowships himself. He can walk up to anyone in the ward and just strike up a conversation with them.
But other than that, most of our investigators are kind of stuck where they are. We have one investigator who would be baptized… today… but he’s on parole for another 5 months so he can’t be baptized yet. We also started teaching a 12 year old girl who’s really cool. Her mom is an inactive member and we have been teaching her non-member dad for awhile. We brought a couple of the YW with us once and they brought her to mutual and she loved it. Now she wants to go to mutual and church every week and asked her parents if she could take the missionary lessons. So hopefully that all works out well.
I thought I’d tell you about a couple of the members out here that I’ve made friends with pretty easily. The first ones are the #1 family. They’re a younger family with two kids and they feed us every so often. They have a 5 year old daughter that is in love with me for some reason– ha-ha. One Sunday, she drew a picture of her with her parents… and Elder Rushton ha-ha.
Then there’s the #2 family. They have 5 kids from 5-13 years old. They have us over a lot and are really good at helping us out as missionaries. I seem to get along more with the younger families than older ones usually. There are a few families out here that I love to work with and go over to their houses. It’s a lot harder to develop personal relationships with people in a ward than it was in a branch though. There are just so many more people to deal with. Elder Loutensock has been here 6 months and he says he still hasn’t met everyone in the ward. By the time I left Romeo, I had met everyone (less active, part member and member) on our whole branch directory, but I don’t see that happening in Howell.
We get transfer calls this Saturday. I’m not really worried about being transferred. I don’t think that I will though. Elder Loutensock will most will most likely be transferred though because he’s been here so long.
Well, I gotta bail so I’ll talk to you guys later.