Monday, December 3, 2012

Week 14--In the area...we're experiencing a lot of success

Date: Dec 3,  2012
Companion: Elder Carly
Area: Morehead, KY
Sup everybody?

I'll start things off with a poem that I wrote a month or so ago:

As kids we're told to be creative
And let our minds imagine.
But with time we become sedated
More than you could fathom.

But don't lose faith, not just now!
There surely is still hope!
Do as Christ saith, He knows how
We can learn to cope.

Submissive, meek, and simple
Are steps one, two, and three
Make sure to show your dimples
For Christ said, "Be like me"

Do these things, be of good cheer
Buckle up, let Christ drive
He knows how to steer
Then from this we can derive;

Like kids our hearts can soften
Just remember Him and strive
To talk with Him real often
For in Him we're made alive.

This week has been great! We've definitely been working hard! I feel like our last P-day went way too fast! On Wednesday the Zone Leaders blitzed our area (2 companionships worked one area) and we were able to learn a lot! We were able to find a lot of good success that day as well.
There is a place called Christian Social Services that we do service at. The first day we served there nobody really gave us the time of day but we worked hard and by the end we found out why. Aparently the Elders that had been in before us were rude and wouldn't listen to anybody and would only show up for like 15 minutes. I didn't feel like I was helping much until I actually saw some of the people that were benefiting from our service.
This Friday we had been contacting on campus and we went into the probably the quitest library I've ever been in for a minute to let all of the people that were outside filter out and have new ones filter in to talk to. While we were in there my companion was looking at a statue and I rested on what I thought was a regular door but turned out to be a fire escape door. Well, it went off and it was very very loud! I'm not sure I've ever felt so dumb although it was pretty funny. Gosh.
In the area itself we're experiencing a lot of success. Last week wasn't quite a full week and we found 16 Investigators and this week, being a regular one, we have found 23 new investigators. I believe the standard that the Mission President has set is 5 per week. So you could say that this area is on fire (refering to the Spirit). Fasting works! The Church is true.
For Institute here the area likes to involve the full time missionaries as much as possible. So we watched the CES Fireside last night at Bishop Green's house with the institute group. 2 of our investigators were there. It was a good fireside!
We also seem to be getting fed quite often! Mostly just 1 of our investigators does because she's awesome, however, there have been plenty of others as well in this short period of time that we've been here. It's fantastic!
Good wisdom from the Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 4:27-30

Sivertson Family: For sending me an awesome package filled with Christmas cheer!
Gumby: For being green and bendy...
Love you all have a great week!
-Elder Denton III (Strikes again)

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