Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Start of Transfer #14
Well, we had another great week here and nearly hit all four of our standards.  As of now, we have 3 solid baptismal dates.  They have been coming to church for the past few weeks and they love it; they also got to see an 8-year-old's baptism yesterday after church and they got super excited for their own baptisms and have already started planning the services.
We've found a lot of success lately with our member lessons by teaching either part-members, or just seeking to teach those that are really close in relationship to members so they will always be taught
in the member's home.  Also, we had 5 investigators at church yesterday - the most I've had since I've been here - and we think that's due to us teaching more solidly the importance of attending as a preparation for baptism, and by making church attendance more of an expectation and not just an invitation.  Also, we got a new Ward Mission Leader, Brother Wilkerson, and he is on FIRE! He is assertive towards making sure this work is going the way it should and that the ward is working with us and doing their part.  He really understands this work  - he even took most of the time during Ward Council to reteach the leaders how things like the Oval Chart need to run.
So things are really looking up here, and we are expecting to have a few baptisms this next transfer.  I'm excited because of all the new changes and things going on - and because transfers time is a time for
a fresh start :)  I'm also excited because this is the first transfer where nothing has changed amongst the dynamics of our companionship, so transfer planning and Zone Goal preparations and such will run much smoother.
This is the start of Transfer #14, and ever since I got here it's been high adventure, and as President Wilkey has counseled it'll stay that way from here on out - so wish me luck! : )
From Maine with Love,
Elder Dustin Carr

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