Monday, January 16, 2017

Reaffirming Desire To Be Diligent

Hey everyone!

It's rainy outside but Spirits are high. Last week was a good one filled with the Spirit. 
   We taught a few lessons with Brett, Brenda, and an investigator we haven't seen in a while, Walter. All of the lessons went well but they aren't really progressing too much. A big focus this week is what we can do to help them progress. 
   We went on exchanges this week. I went with Elder Fong to his area and they are doing good there. The exchange was pretty uneventful because right once we were about to go out in the morning we got a call saying that we needed to drive down to the Mission Office to pick up their new Subaru. I got to drive because Elder Fong needs to renew his license. It's a pretty nice car. That's beside the point though. We got a good talk in during the very long drive and I got to realize how great of a missionary Elder Fong is. I came out with him so I sort of already knew that, but my thoughts were confirmed. 
   It was a good week but there just aren't a lot of things to write about. Saturday was a really spiritual day for Elder Barnes and me. I'm not sure what happened but I received a reaffirming desire to be diligent and to work hard. I still feel pretty pumped right now and it's been a few days since this happened. I'm excited for what will be coming in the coming weeks. I know that Jesus Christ lived and that His Atonement truly can help us and lift us in our lives. Rely on Him and all things will work out. I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week.

- Elder Eddenfield

 Making Eggs
 Elder Fong
 P-Day Table

Sunday, January 15, 2017

More Fruitful in the Work

Hello all!

   This week was pretty good. We had some cool experiences and can see progress with our area. We taught Sister Rainey again and she understand why she needs to read the Book of Mormon a little bit more now. She has not been reading so we are trying to focus on that with her. While we were teaching her son-in-law came in and listened to the ending of our lesson and accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon. Brother Updike mentioned that he and his member friend have been talking about him joining. He still needs and wants to find an answer first so it will still be a little while before anything happens. We also got another referral this week, it's a girl who is a senior in High School...should be interesting. We were also finally able to set up a lesson with one of our other investigators Walter, excited for that!
   We had a Zone Conference this week and it was great. President threw down on being professional and about being agents of ourselves. The Missionary department created a new Missionary schedule for us which is a lot more relaxed. We have a lot more freedom to choose how our schedule goes now. It's pretty cool. The Spirit taught me a lot during the conference so hopefully I can become a more fruitful in the work.
   I hope you all have a great week! Love you!

-Elder Eddenfield


Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy new year!

 This week was pretty good. Elder Barnes got here safe a sound and it doesn't even feel like I have a new companion since I've already served around him. It's great! We had a couple of lessons with Sister Rainey this week. She has been a little out of it during our lessons, we think it's mostly because we've been having them at night. We are going to try and have them earlier to see if she is more alert during those. On Friday we taught Brett about forgiveness so he can work on forgiving his brother. He has a lot of built up frustration inside that is making it difficult for him to talk with his brother. We also went and read with Sister McCormick a few times this week. She's really opening up to us. On Saturday we didn't do much because we had to be in by 4 since it was New Years Eve. That morning we went to exchange the car with the other Elders and when we got to their apartment and called them we found out that they had been walking and had tried to take a shortcut into a forest and had gotten lost. Pretty funny actually. We eventually got an idea of where they were and some how drove to the exact location where they got out of the forest at the same time that they got out. It was pretty cool. During our down time we cleaned the apartment and I figured out the Districts monthly goals and stuff. We went and had dinner with the Garners as well, we could go to appointments until 7 by the way, which is why we could go eat with them. District Meeting went fairly well, it wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be, so that's good. That's about it for this week. We did a looooot of shopping today so I got less time to write. I hope you all have a great week! 

-Elder Eddenfield