Monday, August 27, 2012

More Teaching and Service Opportunity

Hey everyone!

      It's been another crazy week as we've had transfers. Elder Blackham left to be a zone leader in an English ward, Elder Rodriquez returned to his area where he was before his companion got re-assigned, and now Elder Walker is my companion. He is a good friend of mine from my last area in South Bay and we both assisted the Hermosa Liahona Ward. It's been cool to hear the success they've had in the ward as they had quite a few baptisms and more coming on the way. We'll be going back for a baptism this Sunday. So I'm getting excited to go back! Anyway, Elder Walker is from Mississippi, and he has an unique southern accent. In some way or another he speaks some really fluent Spanish as he's been serving for about a year. He was made the new district leader here. He's got a lot on his shoulders with a new responsibility and we both are going to be learning the area together. It's been a struggle with our investigators this week with Paula and her family as hardly got contact with them. It's so frustrating but we at least know she has a testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, I'm not too concerned. We had a good lesson with Sandra and her daughter Stephanie this week where we established the possibility of baptism. Because they like the church, they are considering it. Unfortunately they didn't show to church on Sunday. I'm excited to work with Elder Walker because he's very bold and has some great ideas to get our area moving. One special thing we got to do this Saturday was doing service for a church who was handing out school supplies for kids in the city. We were assigned to help fit shoes for the kids. It took place in a parking lot in the middle of the day, and there were thousands of people who showed up to come. It was the craziest scene ever! People waited 3 to 4 hours in line to see if they could get a pair of shoes. Many of the smaller sized shoes ran out really fast so it was hard to tell the little kids that there was no shoes there size. But they had a lot of really nice pairs and it was cool to see their faces when they tried them on. I was grateful to help those kids that needed help. I am looking forward to this week.

Os amo tanto!

Elder Marrott

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