What exactly are you going to do on your mission?
I have accepted the calling to be a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so that I may share the gospel to those who are yearning to know of the truth of the gospel. I have answers to questions that people don't even know to ask. I am going to tell people where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. I will explain to everyone that will listen why Christ is the center of the Plan of Happiness and why the Atonement that Jesus Christ has provided for us is necessary for our salvation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Civil Rights Weekend

Because of Civil Rights Day being on the day Elder Walker and his companion would normally go by the library and e-mail home, he wasn't able to write us yesterday. However, he was able to squeeze it in today!
We were supposed to have lots of investigators come to church last sun but none did. Lots = expected 10 
Two of the people that we set on date we have found out they have seemingly hollow "yes"'s . . . They will never answer the door when we know they are home and they will never follow through with any of the commitments they have promised to do. Looks like they don't have real intent to be baptized... It makes me very sad to see that. However we did get another on date. I might have told you before though. One lady is on date for Feb 11! And there are several more that are really really close to making that commitment. Our zone has been doing a very good job at helping people progress towards baptism. We have 92 people on date for the beginning of Feb from our zone alone that we have set starting at the beginning of this month.  
We have had lots of food that is not normal food in the last week. We had crab that we cooked. I took a picture of them when they were still alive after they were steamed and dead and after I had cracked them open to eat their guts! It was fun to dissect them and pick out the meat even though I don't like it very much or there wasn't much meat on them. Joshua would have enjoyed that meal a lot. 
Missionaries get to eat the best food of everybody! Best = normal meal at table and sometimes something a little extra like dessert.  
It's really weird to see all of the missionaries prepare to go home in a couple of weeks and two months as I have just gotten out to the field. I can tell that home has gotten to them.