Sunday, October 23, 2011

Busy, Busy In Bend!

     President Young has kept us pretty busy!  Last Tuesday we had zone leader council which was really good.  We talked about lifting people, helping missionaries reach the higher ground, such as setting goals and achieving them, and having the real intent and desire to reach our goals and doing everything we can to achieve them.

     Wednesday we had a lot of appointments.  We did some service and then went to the Wakeman's house and set dates with Kay, Micheal, and Matthew for October 29th!  It was awesome!  We taught them the Plan of Salvation and and the Spirit was really strong.  We are meeting with them tomorrow.  I love those kids!  They are so smart.  Later we had a lesson with Terry Johnson who has been investigating the church for 6 years.  We went on splits so I went with brother Marsh and we taught the Restoration.  After the First vision I extended her date for November 17th and she accepted!  She said she knows it's true and is super excited.  It was a very powerful lesson. We're eating with her tomorrow night at Brother Marsh's house! :)

Elders Jensen and Bird display their MAV, missionary
assault vehicle.  Actually it's a 16 passenger van
used for transfers.
     Thursday we had district meeting down in Redmond.  We are driving the 16 passenger transfer van so we took everyone from Bend with us to save on miles.  Afterwards we had a lesson with Jon Olala who is getting baptized next week .  He is amazing. We had another lesson with Jim Jensen, a recent convert and then the Valles family who we baptized a month ago! It was a super busy day but was good and we got a lot done!

     Friday we got this referral.  Her name is Jodi Bohon.  A crazy story.  I was praying about a street we could tract and the name Georgia came to mind. It turns out Jodi lived on that street.  So I was like that''s crazy.  So we went over and taught her.  She is getting baptized on the 29th of this month! She had been listening to the Mormon Channel and got the prompting to get on Mormon. org and check it out.  We had another lesson with the Wakemans, read with them, and did a family home evening which was really good.  We also stopped by the Valles family to read with them!  It was a way good day.  Oh yeah, we also met with Charlie and extended a date to him for November 17th.   It's going crazy the workwe have going on! :) Man, Charlie is a way sick kid!  He has a lot of questions but we're able to answer them!

     Saturday we did some service in the morning.  We ate lunch and then had correlation with the APs!  We had a lessson with Courtney who is doing really well.  We had another lesson with Jodi and she had read 15 chapters in the Book of Mormon which is way cool. She was just telling us how she prayed and knows it's true!  She is now trying to get work off on sundays! :) Later that evening we had dinner with the Wakemans and it was really fun.  We played with the kids.  They're really awesome.  Kay told us we're the closest thing to fathers they have! :) Afterwards, we went to the Vallesand did a family home evening with them! :)

Elder Jensen, Elder Paul E. Koelliker of the Seventy,
President Young and Elder Bird.
     Sunday, we went to church, drove to Eugene to meet with Elder Koeliker to talk about work in the zone with other zone leaders.  It was really good.  We spent the night at the AP's place!

     Monday we spent all day at zone conference and discussed the power of prayer and how we can help people pray to recieve answers, to help them understand the Spirit and receieve that guidance for themselves.  After zone conference we sat down personally with President Youngf and Elder Koeliker and discussed things we learned which we'll apply to the zone!

     All in all we got back at 11:30 last night, and now it's P-day.  We played football and soccer with the zone. It was pretty fun! :)

     I will probably be in Eugene all next week doing transfers but I will let you know!  I have no time to breathe, but it's good!

     I love you and hope all is well!
    Love, Brock

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