Wednesday, September 9, 2015

september 7, 2015 letter

Dear Family:
It was a pretty awesome week this week! The sad part of this week is that we haven't been able to get in contact with one of our family's at all. We think that they might have gotten scared off by their other church or something, but they aren't responding! So we are keeping them in our prayers and hope that they will come back around. We are just having our member work with them and we aren't going to try and bother them at all. We will see what happens! But another investigator, A, is doing awesome. We just talked to her about all of the lessons that we need to teach to her before she is baptized and she is totally on board. We met with her yesterday and this morning and we will also meet with her tomorrow morning. She is doing awesome and really wants to change and feel that forgiveness in her life and that closeness to God that comes from baptism. She will be interviewed for baptism in about a week or so. L and J doing awesome. He just had his interview for baptism and he is super excited. They both just drove down to California to see her dad and on the way down, they have visited every temple on the way! They said they are having a blast down there. 

We had a good Zone conference which is where two or more zones get together and President Samuelian comes and talks to us. That only happens 4 times a year, so they are pretty fun. We also had a night session where some members came and we were able to practice with them doing missionary work. With the hastening of the work, that is what we are pushing really hard to do right now, which is work with the members. No longer are we trying to get a referral from someone and then go knock on that door, but we are getting a referral from someone and then working through that member to do their own missionary work by helping them come up with next steps and helping them role play doing those steps. We go from 80,000 missionaries to 15 million missionaries! And people are a lot more open when their friend talks to them than when two random guys in white shirts talk to them. It's a slower process, but it is a whole lot more effective! 

I don't know if i mention this, but we also won't get social media probably till winter time. So keep your fingers crossed (; haha. I am so excited for general conference and to see who the two new apostles will be! And I'm excited for all the talks and I'll be able to go to the temple and it will be my birthday and then all the holidays come! I'm really excited (: this next little while is going to go by way too fast! 

I know this church is true and that Joseph Smith really did what he said and saw what he saw. I know that families can be together forever if we follow God's commandments and keep our covenants. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and that he will point us to Jesus Christ which will lead us to eternal life. 
I love you all so much!!! 
Love, Elder Romney (:

Making cookies for some members.... It was an epic fail!! haha

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