Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 4th!

Happy 4th of July!
This will have to be a short one.  We have a branch picnic we need to run to.
This has been an awesome week!  We picked up two new solid investigators!  Mary is 17, and a friend of a recent senior graduate.  We met her at the graduation party, and had an awesome lesson at the church on Friday.  She came to church too!
Carin, has already been coming to church for the past 3 months, and is a, wheel-chair bound, member's aid.  She loves church, and even started bringing her kids with her.  We started teaching her on Thursday.
We also met with a lot of our other investigators.  Jamie and Leona, we met with twice.  They said Saturday night they were coming to church, but they did not come.  So we will be going over there tonight to see what's up.
Taught Nate the Word of Wisdom.  That went well.  He also came to church!
We met a woman this week who is a member that just moved from Connecticut.  She is less-active, but moved here to be with her son before she dies.  She is 44 years-old, has have 25 surgeries since 2007, and looking at a few more major surgeries.  She keeps having Heart-attacks and strokes.  No one in her family has lived into their 50's.  Sad situation.  We go and teach about the plan of salvation.
Transfer Calls!  Elder Perkins is going home on Wednesday, and I am going to be working with Elder Rammel (not sure on spelling).  He came out last September, but went home after a few transfers (not sure why yet), and this is his first transfer coming back.
This area has not been worked effectively in the past 6-8 months, so there is a lot to do!  We also have to rebuild the trust of the members.  But our branch president is thinking of some ways to invite the public on a large town scale to learn more; which will be amazing.  Plattsburgh does not have positive feelings towards the church, so that will be an awesome goal to help him try and achieve.
Well, I love you all and hope you have a great week.
Elder Shurtz