Monday, March 9, 2015

Another week in Paradise

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. When I write all of you, I always realize that its really warm here. I hope you all enjoyed the snow! 

We had a good week here in our area. Not a super super good week, but a good one none the less. 

This one was really interested!
So we started out on Tuesday with exchanges with our new District Leader Elder Boxberger and Elder Espinoza. I went with Elder Boxberger to the area of Forjadores. It`s always kind of strange going back to an old area but we had a good day. They have a really good investigator that we taught the Plan of Salvation and taught a few other Members. That night we went to the Ward Correlation Meeting so we saw a bunch of ward leaders and I was very surprised to see that some of them even remembered my name in spite of how difficult it is and that I was only in that ward for three weeks! So it was really good to see some people that I worked with. I also realized that it`s almost been 6 months since I was in that area! Time goes by way too fast!

On Wednesday we went to the District meetings of Elder Boxberger and Estes which was good. District meetings are always fun and I always learn something new. On Wednesday we had a lesson with Hector, a investigator that we have. He is a great guy, he always reads what we leave him, and he has a testimony of everything we`ve taught, but he won`t come to church of accept a baptismal date because his 90 year old parents that he lives with are Catholic and told him that he can`t change his religion. He`s a great guy, and we have faith that the Lord will help him find to the way.

March Mission Leadership Meeting (Elder Hartvigsen is fourth from far right)
Thursday we had weekly planning (always super fun), and a good amount of lessons. We found a less active family we hadn't met that haven`t attended in about 4 years. We had a really good lesson with them. We had our monthly meeting with all of the Zone Leaders, Sister Training Leaders, Assistants, Secretaries and President Christensen. That meeting is the best. Hermana Christensen made us breakfast, we had our meeting with President where we talked about the challenges that we have in the mission and how we`re going to improve and work to overcome them. Then Hermana Christensen and the Secretaries cooked us Hamburgers! We ate very well that day temporally and spiritually!

On Saturday we had a few lessons and in the evening did divisions with Elders Quorum Pres. Javier and Jose and had some really good lessons. We found a partial member family that we havent seen in a while and had a really good lesson. The husband, Hno. Baleon got really into the lesson and accepted baptism. We are excited to work with him and help him progress. Sunday was a good day as well. It seemed like the whole ward had changes in thier callings. They released and called about 20 people. We now have a new Mission Leader who just married and moved into the ward a month ago. I actaully met him in my first area in Tlaxcala, so thats pretty cool. He`s excited and we`re excited to work with him even if his schedule is super busy.

Well, everybody have a good week and stay out of trouble!
-Elder Hartvigsen

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