Sunday, June 8, 2014

[5/12/2014] Week 62: Silver Lake

I don't have a lot of time today. It was super good to see y'all yesterday! I always enjoy webcamming, but it never really makes me trunky. So that's a blessing.

Elder Haupu (Hawaii) and I
So I have been whitewashed into the Silver Lake YSA ward, and my new companion is Elder Haupu of Pearl City, Hawaii. Neither of us has ever served YSA before, so we're learning a lot about how to do this stuff. Fortunately, we have Sister Bartsch, who is from Berlin and whose third transfer this is, to show us everything we need to know--on top of showing everything to her new companion.

Dustin (L) and Brother Gallant
Yesterday was our first Sunday in the ward, and I tell you, if you want to feel the Spirit, listen to young single adults talk about their moms and they way they've influenced their decisions. That was a magnificent experience.

We've seen a lot of miracles this week. People have just come out of the woodwork to talk with us and learn from us. We hope to continue seeing miracles because, well, we need investigators! Since this was the AP's former area, we're starting from next to scratch. So far, it's been a blast, especially since Elder Haupu and I get along really well.

Aaron Simmons
I really love the gospel. And I love to be a missionary. Sometimes, it's really hard, and it takes more energy than I feel like I have to give, but I do it anyway, and something amazing happens. Every time.

Please pray for us to find prepared investigators! We need all the help we can get!

I love y'all!

Elder Martin

1 comment:

  1. I love you Colie! You are amazing in your lack of fear in new situations. You may not know how to move forward, but you ask, you research and you figure it out!