Monday, August 24, 2015

Week 4!

This week was pretty freaking sweet. On Tuesday we had a Zone Conference that lasted for like 5 hours. There were a lot of amazing things taught but the really spectacular part was at the very end. Our Mission President, President Griffin, told us all that he received revelation for our Mission. A number was revealed to him, this number was 1000. He then came to the knowledge that this number is how many baptisms we will receive this year. That's 1 baptism a month per companionship. The most number of baptisms a year in the past 5 years was a little over 400. Clearly we need to step up our game. And that's why this week has been pretty awesome. The day after this meeting we had our day go on as normal until we had time to proselyte. During our hour of proselyting that we had that day we taught 5 people on the street and every single one was interested! I know that doesn't sound like a lot but in our area and with past experiences that number is huge, in fact 2 of those people have already had other lessons with us and are still growing. Clearly Presidents number was inspired. One problem that we seem to be having is that whenever we teach less-active members we just can't seem to get them to understand why church attendance is so important, they all just make excuses. I definitely wouldn't know anything about excuses so I don't get it at all... A few days ago we met a man that has had a pretty rough life, the worse part is the fact that he used to believe in Christ and that he doesn't anymore. We tried to talk to him but he just kept arguing about how historians have found this and said that and he just didn't want to listen. I hope the best for him but if he doesn't change we know what will happen...I hope he changes. We also met a man who, when we knocked on his door, immediately let us into his home, he is super awesome. He has strong faith in Christ but doesn't believe in changing churches, he says that church is a cultural thing. It makes sense but we need to help him understand why it actually matters and I know that once he understands he will start to grow. We've really been putting an emphasis on getting members to go out with us and that has been amazing. Through our efforts I have gotten to know many of the members fairly well and they are all awesome. Not as awesome as our ward but probably a close second. Through the members we have had much more success than previously. I've had a lot of opportunities to give blessings these past few weeks that have led me to gain a greater testimony of the priesthood. I know that the priesthood is here to help bless the lives of others but it also blesses the holder of that priesthood, as it has blessed me. I hope everyone has a great week and makes the most of their time! I wish everyone the best! Elder Eddenfield

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