Monday, November 18, 2013

Friends and Family Challenge- Nov 4

Hey Family!

Well this week has been insane! Things happened I never thought would/could happen but all in all it was another awesome week! Here is a decent break down of the week!

So monday was just regular old monday. Nothing to major. Just had dinner with a member and taught some lessons. Tuesday was different. This week was zone conferences. Our zone was assigned to the one on Wednesday, but we recieve car checks to make sure our cars are nice and clean. Well Elder Niu (The man in charge of cars) asked us to help check cars. So we helped majority of the day check cars! It was pretty fun! Then Wednesday we had Zone Conference which was so awesome! We learned about working with members, how to plan effectively, and not stereotyping someone. We also talked a lot about faith! Faith is one of the most pivitol things in the gospel. So simple to define, but yet so hard to but into action 100% of the time.

My mission president challenged us all to do something. He challenged us as a mission to read whole the entire Book of Mormon by Christmas! So as a mission he asked us to read 10 pages a day from the Book of Mormon a day to do so. We did not have to start over we could start from where we were.Then he asked us something else and this is where you come in! He asked us to challenge our family and friends to do the same thing. So family will you read the entire Book of Momormon from now till Christmas? You can start from where you are at or just begin again! Hope you will all do it! I know if you do it you will be blessed emensly! So you should just do it!

Well Wednesday night was crazy. I met some interesting people and had some interesting experiences. Needless to say we went to the hospital 3 times this week to go see people from the ward. And wednesday was one of the those nights. Thursday was just another thursday. Full of knocking and service. Friday was weekly planning and then we went to Lewis Center (An area in our zone) do an exchange. The exchange was fun. Saturday we did some knocking in Lewis Center. Elder Campbell and I ran across a dog I want to buy. It is called a Lindaburg! So cool!

Well up until Sunday we had no sucess finding anyone to teach. Well finally Sunday night when I was about to give up on knocking we ran into this lady. It was kind of awkward at first becuase we went to knock at her door and she was behind us and had just been on a walk with her daughter. Well we taught her about prophets and the Book of Mormon. She said she has been wondering about prophets and why God would not have one today and whey they would not continue to write down the word of God! It was amazing! So we are having some members, the Bowmans, take over a Book of Mormon. Well we ran to the Bowmans to give them her name, number, and address. We found out that the Bowmans had been fasting for missionary opportunities! It was so amazing!

Speaking of missionary opportunities and missionary work. There is a member in our ward that is friends with Lucinda (the girl we are teaching that is getting baptised this saturday) and she bore her testimony about how happy she was to see her find the gospel. Then the Thalmans (who we "set up for success" meaning we find someone to bring a Book of Mormon too) bore a testimony about the experiecnce his wife and him had when taking over the Book of Mormon. The ward is getting more pumped up about missionary work!

Well I love yall! Hope you accept the Book of Mormon challenge! Do some missionary work!

Elder Baird

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