Monday, September 22, 2014

week #19 - Linstead

Hey family-

My trainee did get here this week.  Thanks for all the prayers!  Elder Jernigan arrived in Linstead on Wednesday night.  He is in the same boat I was in when I went on my mission.  He graduated from high school, then left as soon as possible.  He has bright orange hair and is from AZ.  I have had a great time with him so far.  He is really smart, he knows his stuff a LOT better than I did when I got out, and he is already a great teacher.  It's like he is already trained.   I think that I am going to learn more from him than he will from me.  

This week has been really good.  We have been working really hard in our area.   We have a lot of investigators, and we have been able to teach a lot of people in the past few days.  In fact, I am surprised at how many lessons we have been able to teach.  Not a stale moment yet.

Our investigators are doing really well.  Daniell did not make it to church on sunday, and I don't know why. The last few lessons we had, she seemed to be doing a lot better.  We will see her again later in the week and check.  I think that she is going to make it.   We have been seeing signs of repentance in a few other of our investigators too.  

It is cool to see someone feel the spirit for the first time.  We might not be as concious of it because it is always with us, but there are a lot of people who have never felt it before. When they feel it, they can tell there is something to these things.  They become willing to do whatever you ask them to because they can feel that it is something good.  Missionaries spend a lot of time fretting over whether we have the spirit or not, but I am beginning to realize that as long as you are doing what you should, it is always with us.  The Lord is intimately involved in the work we do, because it is His work. I hope that I will be able to help some people change their lives with the time I have left.

It sounds like you are all doing well. The temple dedication sounded great. Rachel's apartment looks REALLY nice. How did she tie that down?

Matthew is looking like a stud at prom. How did he get to looking so old?
I am glad Grandma's party went so well. I really love her.

Take care guys. 
I love you all!
Love, Elder Pullan

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