So this week we had some pretty big changes. I'm sure a lot of you already know but there was a change in the missionary schedule and he way we track our lessons. We now do not have nightly planning because it was moved to part of our morning schedule. We also had companionship study get moved to later in the day. The whole reason this happened is so that we can get more sleep I'm sure looking forward to that! The other thing, we do not track the number of lessons we teach any more. Really he only thing we keep track of is how many New Investigators, the number of people who came to church, people on date to be baptized, and people baptized. It's pretty crazy! I feel like my whole attitude changed. Now it's seems like it's down to the basics: find, teach, then baptize.Speaking of baptism, we had an unexpected surprise. We got a call from Hunter (an investigator who originally said he wanted to get baptized in March) call us and tell us that his little brother is getting baptized March 4th... and Hunters brother wants Hunter to baptize him. Hunter then said he will do whatever it takes which means he will be getting baptized real soon. We called the Branch President of the YSA branch we cover because Hunter will be in his stewardship once he is baptized and asked for his permission to go through with this. He said yes! Hunter is now going to get baptized on February 12th, get confirmed February 19th, receive the priesthood February 26th, then baptize his little brother on February 4th. His little brother Gavin will be getting baptized in another ward though. Keep Hunter in your prayers so that he can make his date!
Other than that not a whole lot has happened. Brandie and Diente are not looking like they will make their date for February 19th. We have had a hard time meeting with both of them. We picked up a new investigator who I used to teach a few months ago. Her name is Hannah. She was on baptism date but then her family gave her a lot of problems for it. As we were driving around, we got the prompting to stop by her house so we did. She says she wants to try again for baptism!We continue to see miracles each day here. I was doing some pondering his week on the many tender mercies the Lord gives to us. I take them for granted too often. It's amazing to see his love for us because he is in every inch of our lives helping us along the way.
"9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
Have a great week! Elder Goff
Elder Hawkins and Grandpa (holding my basketball I have everyone sign)