Elder Jarnagin's email from June 27- Finding
This week has been pretty good. We have had a couple of interesting lessons. First off, we have had a couple of lessons with Daniel, our investigator with a baptismal date. He has been struggling with smoking, he smoked a couple of times this week. We told him that he had to quit for sure Saturday in order to get baptized on the 9th. He told us he ran out and will not buy more. Hopefully he can stay strong! He has a good foundation of prayer and scripture study to help him along the way.
We have been trying to focus on finding this week. The teaching pool in East Sparks and Sun Valley are both pretty small. We are trying to use our bikes more in order to be able to talk with everyone. We had exchanges on Friday and we spent most of the day trying to contact potentials on bikes and talking with everyone. It was a little disheartening because everyone was English speaking, we only ran into one Spanish speaking person. I am trying to remember more to ask for receiving referrals and getting new investigators in prayer.
One thing that stuck out this week is the Haggard Family. They are less active, but seem to be progressing. This is the first time I have seen this amount of progression in a less active family! They came to church last week and came to sacrament this week too. It is so great to see them start to do the things they know that they need to do. My companions are great! I feel like I am learning how to teach in unity better and how to better use the scriptures!
Elder Jarnagin's email from July 4- Drink Water!
This week has been pretty good! We have finally figured out how to use our swamp cooler, so now our house is pretty cool! We have still been working a lot with Daniel to prepare him for his baptism. It has been a great experience to see him grow in the gospel!
Some investigators that really stuck out were Luis and Belen. They have been progressing on and off while we have taught them, they have been taught for about 2 years, but recently they have been trying to decide to make some changes in their lives. They said they will not do this halfway, they want to do this 100%!
We have been praying and searching for new investigators and we have found a awesome new family! The family Escobar is their name and they are so cool! We went over on Tuesday and shared a spiritual thought and the we set up a return appointment for Thursday! We came back with a member and had an awesome lesson about the restoration! They seem super open to hear more!
We are doing pretty good here. I had a scare this week about not drinking enough water and my body started to react to that. I am making sure that I bring a 2 liter water bottle with me, just in case.