Monday, April 11, 2016

Elder Edholm -- week 44

Well we worked really hard this week, easily one of the best weeks on my mission, but the hard thing is that after working really hard, sometimes you don't see the fruits of your work. Although one awesome investigator is progressing really well and coming to church, some of the other ones that have baptismal dates in about two or three weeks don't always come, so it makes you stop and really analyze and pray to know if that date is the right date for them. But that is also a good thing because you want to baptize converts, not less actives. I think that is a problem with a lot of missionaries because I found out that in our area which was two branches, but now is just one, has almost 1500 less actives. That really shocked me, and it makes me think that maybe if we don't have a ton of baptisms that's ok, just as long as we are really trying to convert the people that we do baptize.

So the one investigator I was talking about, his name is Jeison (that's how Dominicans spell Jayson) is progressing really well and has a baptismal date for the seventh of May. The last time we taught him his parents were drinking beer. We asked him if he was drinking too, and he told us he had one glass. So we taught him the word of wisdom, and he took it, and understood it really well, the only problem is that he isn't reading very much, so we got to work on that with him.

But it's really cool to hear how great everything is going back home, that Peter is doing awesome in wrestling, and that Eric finally found a sport that he likes. Lucy is a very good singer so I know she did great, but also that's cool that Emma made her own flower thingies, and they looked really good too. But I would also like to see some pictures of Andy playing soccer.

Love you guys!

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