Monday, February 22, 2016

41 - TIWIs and lessons

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 Sister Rachael Geniel Clark
 California Long Beach Mission
 6500 E Atherton St.
 Long Beach, CA 90815

We had a bit of a slower week due to Zone Conference. They instituted the Tiwi box on all the cars and went over how they are used. Sister Miller was so depressed when she had to drive the exact speed limit or lose her driving privileges eventually. Its amazing how sensitive those devices are.

We also had lots of meetings and practices for the musical fireside, sounds like it should be good from what I have heard so far.

We have been going through the last few lessons for the Dalaguits and Aisha. We had to push Aisha's baptism date a week so her parents could both be there, so it was for a very good cause. A good end to the transfer I say (less stressful for us as well.)

Lots of our investigators have fallen off the face of the Earth, and we are concerned where they even are so at least if they moved we can pass them off to wherever their local missionaries are. So confusing. Dianna and Debbie have also sadly disappeared from our regular visits and fallen into inactivity. Debbie I am not so concerned because of family situations, but Dianna I am. LOTS Of canceled meetings and lots of driving time lost with our TIWI box failing and keeping us from driving this week some times had made a huge hit in our work as well. We did find several people who we had to pass off, so we did do that at least.

One person named Reynold we had a lesson with yesterday who is connected to Brother Arbiso greatly loved the message of help, hope, and strength that we can have when we come to church, take the addiction recovery program, and work towards baptism. While he wasn't addicted to something bad, his drinking beer was noticeably to him keeping him from his family and creating a strain in his family that he wanted so badly to fix and was already looking into programs that would help him. I look forward to helping him progress towards that goal. Its so great when members we bring with us connect and instantly want to investigate further because of them. It's the best way to have converts!

We also did a stake wide youth splits day yesterday as well for an hour (which was more like half an hour), and while we didn't find anyone, we did get to talk about missions, the Bible on some rather interesting topics, and got to contact on the street a bit.. Not many youth did this (or even knew about it), so I hope that they do this again sometimes again and we could have more fun for 2 hours or so or something like that. I think it would be way fun and would help them get more used to missionary work and ease any worries they have that could possibly keep them from going.

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