Monday really started it off. We usually teach one if any lessons on Monday. Last Monday we taught the Bergerons, Jules, Jessie, and CJ. CJ is a new person that we are teaching. She is Lu's daughter. Lu was baptized last year. She has been encouraging her daughters to think about the church. Her one daughter, Jessie has been investigating for quite a while. CJ was always disinterested, but all of a sudden the other night she decided that she wanted her two sons to learn about the church and that led to her wanting to learn about the church.
Tuesday was also a very good day. We got up at 4:00 and drove to Lancaster. In Lancaster the Colebrook Elders picked us up and drove us down to Concord. We had a missionary Zone Conference at the chapel down there. There must have been 100 missionaries in that meeting. Elder Nielsen, a leader in the church came and spoke to us. He is from the first quorum of the Seventy. "A Seventy is a church leader that is assigned to headquarters administrative functions, Like the Apostles, they travel frequently to visit and teach congregations of the Church.
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It was a very uplifting spiritual day. In the morning our mission president talked to us, as well as his wife, and Elder Nielson and his wife. Much of what was talked about was how we as missionaries are helping to "hasten the work" (Doctrine and Covenants 88:3)
Elder Simmonds is doing really well. He is a great missionary and a hard worker. He is a little quiet at times, which is no surprise being a new missionary, but sometimes it makes me control lessons and conversations.
A goal that I have made this week is to focus on growing myself on my mission. I want to use my mission to help my life.
We have really been working with Part Member Families and Less Active Members, this has helped us find many people to teach. Jessie, could be doing a lot better. She keeps on forgetting about our lessons, and has not been pushing herself to reach her baptism date. CJ, Ethan, & Seth, are new investigators. They are related to a recent convert. They are doing very well. It was a surprise to us that they wanted to learn. Nakita, has been doing good. She has been coming to church consistently. Amanda, is a new investigator. It has been good to see how fast she has begun to become more interested as she reads the Book of Mormon. Ricky, is also a new investigator. He is the friend of a less active family. We watched the Finding Faith in Christ Video as an introduction to the gospel, and to show we focus on Jesus Christ.
Elder CW Jensen