Thursday, March 30, 2017

Week 33, March 27, 2017

Hey guys! I had a great week this week. We were able to find more people to
add to our teaching pool and our current investigators are still
staying strong.
This week we met a guy from Africa who was taught by the missionaries.
He came here to go to college and that's where we met him actually. We
invited him to church and he was stoked to go. He came, and in gospel
principals we taught about priesthood. He had some questions so we
decided to teach a lesson to answer his questions. He's a real sincere guy
looking for the truth and he thinks he's found it. I'm really excited
to see what's in store for him in the future.
This morning Elder Lutz and I went on a hike and saw the sunrise.
Afterwards we went to a Chinese cafe and I ate a Chinese pancake with
Elder Madsen 🐡

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Week 31, March 14, 2017

Hi Everyone
I'm sorry I didn't get to write a letter home to everyone
last week. Last week was super busy and I was running around
everywhere. What I didn't get to tell you guys though, was that
transfers came and I didn't get moved to a new place but I got a new
companion and another ward to cover. Now I'm over two wards. I'm still
over the same ward, Creekside, but the new Ward is the San Gabriel
Valley YSA. It's pretty cool. I went to both sacrament meetings this
Sunday and the energy of the two are complete opposites.
I'm adjusting a lot quicker to the new Ward than I thought
I would.
I've met a lot of people who know my friends back home and I've
actually met people who I know from back home. It's weird to see them
as a missionary.  The last time I saw them I wasn't. I'm excited to
serve with them and to be a missionary in their ward.
This week I got a phone call from some Elders and they were asking me
about Steven Pacheco. They wanted some information on him because he
had walked into their sacrament meeting. Steven Pacheco was baptized
in my first area and I had gotten pretty close to him over the time
that he had been taking the lessons. I got emergency transferred
though, so I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him. Apparently
Steven moved and he went to his new Ward that he moved into. I never
was able to contact him or hear anything about him so I was super
worried that he would stop coming to church and go less active. It was
way cool to get that call from the other Elders telling me that Steven
is still going strong and going to church.
Also I left our window open at night to cool off and I think someone got
sprayed by a skunk or something.  It stunk!
Elder Madsen 🐡

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Week 29, February 27 2017

Not a lot of progress has been going on this week. We can't find out a
way to progress our current investigators and we can't find any new
investigators that keep appointments or commitments. Just the constant
struggle of a missionary.
This week we did some service for this really cool family that we've
been teaching. We didn't have enough time to teach them because we
were running super late. We had just enough time to help them before 
we had to hit the road. It felt so good to do some
service for these people. We're going over to again this week to do
some service and it's going to be the highlight of my week!
Transfers are next week so I may be moving too.

Elder Madsen 🐡