Monday, July 15, 2013

Week 13- Eugene, Oregon: Hasten the Work

Things are going great here in Eugene. My new companion, Elder Alec Anderson, is super legit. He has a gift to become friends with pretty much anybody really quickly which is extremely helpful in the work. He almost convinced a not interested game programmer to make a Book of Mormon video game. Haha. Nothing too crazy has happened since the hobo was in the car although there are a lot of funny people in Eugene. We have a golden investigator, Laura Ochoa, who is 18 years old and lives with some members. She will be baptized the 20th and tonight we are going to review the interview questions with her. She is super strong in her faith and understands why having faith is important. We also have a 77 year-old investigator named Vilma Baker who believes this church is true and wants to get baptized in August. She was found waiting at a bus stop by some other elders and she's been to church once already and loves it. It is amazing to see these prepared people come into our path every day.

Speaking of that, we had a Zone Training Meeting headed by President Young this last week. There were two main things he wanted us to do: have members start their own Family Mission Plans and to involve the youth of the church. I want to encourage all of you to create a FMP. Missionary work isn't as awkward as some make it out to be, in fact, it can be very natural. Watch this video (I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go); it shows how inspiring member missionary work can be.

I love and miss you all and challenge you to reach out to somebody you know this week.

Elder Jeff Bromley II

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