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