Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Letter 36

We're emailing at the church so you don’t have to wait! Yay! (Because of President’s Day)
This week we had Trainings! I loved it! Every time I have a chance to learn more about the Gospel and how I can be a better teacher is great! Missionary Work is SO much more inspired than it was just ten years ago. We have a new program called the 8 Lessons that was started to help our investigators to seek revelation and it truly creates the best spiritual environment for learning. Its’ really tough... but its worth it. We're getting closer and closer to how to Gospel was preached by the ancients.
This week it rained. "The Rains" as Elder Doxey called them. Lucky for me I had no fender on my bike! SO... I was getting shot gunned in the butt by mud and water! It was great! hahaha. I'm gonna buy some fenders one of these days.
Speaking of things I would like to buy. I was wondering if I could buy some boots. There is a store here called Cavender's (Tanner would love it) that is honestly the biggest cowboy store I have ever seen. It’s like a Cowboy Footlocker. Anyway... I want to get some boots. They're a little pricy.... but shoot... they look good. I was planning on going next Monday and getting some so let me know by then ok?
Also Dad I would like you to send me my Line of Authority. E. Skousen made me think of that in the letter he sent and I really would like mine too. I don’t know if I've even ever seen it.
This week was a little rough in some ways and really good in others. We met with our investigator Adela this Thursday and we were going to go over tithing, but she surprised us. She told us that she is DEATHLY afraid of water and that she cant be baptized! Who the heck is too afraid of water to get baptized?! And I know it sounds fishy but honestly that's the only thing that is stopping her. She loves the church and she believes everything... but she just doesn’t have the faith. So we had to drop her. She still wants to come to church and stuff so that will be good. We will rally the members around her to help her build her faith and overcome her fear. But we can’t do much for her now.
Albert is back, but he's too afraid that he'll cause a fight with his wife if he suggests going to church. So... We can’t help him too much either. Elder Payne and I are trying to find new people.
Rhonda is the name of the woman we found last week and she is still awesome! She came to Church this week and loved it! We have another meeting with her on Friday. She is really busy these next 6 weeks and the only days we can meet with her are Friday and Sunday, but we'll work it out. She really wants to be baptized, she just doesn’t know when.
We also found a part-member family right after trainings that we're teaching tonight. I’m super stoked!
I just wanted to say that I have the best friends in the world. I have been so blessed. I read my friends letters every week and it just inspires me to be a better missionary. I am so grateful that we are all on our missions and that we are still brothers in the Gospel. I love you Elders!
Transfers are in 2 weeks so... there you go. I got G'ma and G'pa's card. Thanks! I don’t know if I need anything; just my Line of Authority. And boot permission.
I love you all and I hope that you all have a great week.
-Elder Stewart

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