Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 - Email Home- 5 Month Mark!

Man, this week has been a hectic one! We've had some really cool experiences! Right now, I'm on exchanges with Elder Capt-(from our stake)! He's my Zone Leader, and so we have the opportunity to go on exchanges! He is so awesome!

I am so glad that everything is going pretty well at home! Man, all of my siblings are growing up!

This week, we put S on date for Baptism on March 1st! We are so excited! (She is our turkish investigator)!

I gave a talk on Sunday! One of the speakers called the Bishopric on Friday and was sick, so the Bishopric called me and Elder H (He's an Elder Serving in our ward). We talked with a Sister Missionary who just came home! We were able to talk about the Atonement and Missionary Work. There was a family who attended Sacrament Meeting because Elder H was speaking! It was great for them to hear!

Thursday we had a major snowstorm and were able to do a ton of service! (Yes I stayed warm) We had some great contact with a ton of people! With 10" of Snow, in a culture that isn't used to it, people became more accepting to hear the gospel, or at least to know more about who we are! We have a new family to teach because of it!

We also have a family who is now investigating the Gospel who are sincere seekers of truth. They are the R family, and its an interfaith home where the husband, He is muslim and the wife is Catholic. They are a really great family though, and they really want to read the Book of Mormon!

During the snow storm we walked everywhere! It was great, but we didn't get to travel very far!

Friday we had Zone Conference! So from 8:00AM-5:00PM we were in meetings and what not. We got catered by Cafe Rio! After the Zone Conference, we went out and blitzed! What that means is we went out for the single purpose of getting as many copies of the Book of Mormon to people! (The whole zone did this). Our companionship got out 4 of them! Which was great on Valentine's Day night! We were excited!
-did you make it to the temple yesterday?  Sounds like lots of missionaries were there so I wondered.We are only allowed to go once every 6 months to the temple, so we weren't able to go on yesterday, even though it was open. Lots of missionaries went though!

-Ohhh....are you exercising?  besides the bikes which I understand is exercise, but more than that?
I do excercise every morning, or at least I try to. Its gotten harder and harder each morning, as I'm struggling for lack of sleep, but I still try my best to at least do some yoga with the other Elders.

-what is different about your area/ward in the new place.
-How's the new comp?
I am absolutely loving Elder W! He is such a great guy, and we get along really well! This area has a lot more people home, and a lot more people out and about! Belmont Ridge was extremely quiet compared to this area!

-Did you get our package? 
I did get your package! Thank you so much! I absolutely loved all of it, especially Aleia's drawing!

-Will you try to make trips to the cool places you are by on your pdays?  Holy cow!  you are so close.  Go explore!!!!We want to try, but our p-days are pretty filled! We have a lot to do and so little time, but we are actually planning on getting a whitehouse tour and a D.C. tour soon!

-You think you'll be able to check out the farmers market on Saturdays?Its possible! I'd have to ask President though, because it doesn't neccessarily fulfill our purpose of inviting others to come unto Christ, but it might be a good opportunity to meet plenty of people!

-Are you teaching more in this new area?  It seems as though you are out with invesitgators more.Yes! We have so many new and potential investigators! It is great! They call this Zone, "Miracle McLean" for a reason!

-What is your typical day there like?Excercise, Breakfast, Study, Teach, travel, lunch, teach, travel, dinner, teach, travel, teach, travel, apartment, bed. Haha!

I know this Church is true. I know that I'm out here for a reason! Christ knows us personally! Please, read Alma 7:11-14. It is a great section of scripture! I love you all!
-Elder Dexton J. Armstrong

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