Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Week 36 April 17, 2017

First week of the transfers. I'm staying in the YSA Ward. My
companions got transferred out so sadly I'm no longer with them. I have
a new companion and he's a pretty good missionary from what I've heard
from other missionaries. He's pretty rad and he's from Willard. I
haven't been with him too long so I don't know what else to say about
him, but he's pretty cool.
We were able to take an investigator to the Temple this week, and
another was baptized this Saturday. (I'm sorry I don't have any
pictures, I left them on my camera). The investigator we took to the
Temple is from Nigeria. He's a super cool guy and really in tune with
the spirit. He told us after the first time he went to church that he
felt something, and that that feeling was really good. He asked if he
could come again next week. The last month he's been reading the
scriptures and praying about being baptized and we really hoped he
would get an answer at the temple.
The investigator that got baptized this weekend was named Justin. I'm
sorry I haven't really talked a whole lot about him before. He's been
investigating with the church for about a month and we met him on a
college campus. When he shared his testimony after his baptism he
talked about how he was missing something in his life and that he felt
that something was there that hadn't been there before he started
coming to church. I didn't know that until he shared that. His family
is now interested in meeting with the missionaries so that's pretty

Elder Madsen

Week 35 April 10. 2017

Hey guys! I had a very exciting week. I also forgot to email everyone
last week so I'll talk about General Conference first. President
Monson's talk on reading The Book of Mormon daily was really good. I
liked how the Prophet chose of all things to talk about
reading The Book of Mormon daily.  It's so simple and so important but
most of us forget to do it each day.  It was also really cool to hear our 
Mission President get called as an area Seventy.  Our entire mission is
really stoked about it.  His kids didn't even know until it was announced.
We had a couple investigators watch some sessions of General Conference 
and I think they got a lot out of it.
We were able to take an investigator named Hannah to the Temple. She
loved it and the spirit she felt while she was there.
This week I got a new companion his name is Elder Granados. Transfers
aren't actually over yet but he broke his arm while riding his bike...
so he's gonna be with us for the next week. He's super funny and he's
really focused and it's great to see because he kinda has a good excuse to 
stay inside but he pushes that aside and works hard without complaining.  
If I learn anything from him I hope it's that.

Elder Madsen