Monday, September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 - Elder Biehn's Weekly Update

Hey everybody!

Not much happened this week. It was kinda slow so I don't really have that much to talk about. However, we were able to find a new investigator and she seems pretty interested. Like we were out tracting and she was outside her house so of course we are going to go talk to her. We taught her about the restoration, nothing too different, just a usual restoration lesson and we left her a Book of Mormon to read and set up an appointment for the following Friday. (This happened on Tuesday). So Friday comes along and we head over to her house. Now, I've seen this 1000 times before where we have a really good first contact and we set up the return appointment then when we stop by we can never find the person ever again. But that didn't happen this time! Not only was she there, but she actually read in the Book of Mormon and remembered we were coming! Those are two huge things! So I'm pretty excited about this investigator, pretty sure she's going to get baptized 

So what else?  oh yeah we did this pretty gnarly service on Saturday. So we had a couple of Wards get together to try and clean up the area surrounding the church building. There is a little water ravine that has been completely overgrown due to neglect and being in Virginia where EVERYTHING grows anywhere. So we got together to do that and clean out all the underbrush and whatever dead trees there were. It was actually fun work because we had chainsaws and Machetes and it is so fun to watch a tree fall down and everyone shouts "timber!" We even had a wood chipper there and that thing was running nonstop to try and shred all the wood we were cutting down. I didn't take any pictures of it BUT we are going back Saturday to finish up so I can take some then and show you. It's a huge difference. Like we clear it out and I had no idea there was a huge field on the other side of the tress! 

Last but not least, our investigator had her baptismal interview this past Sunday, and she passed! So we are getting ready for another baptism coming up on the 25th. Her whole family is coming to see because a lot of her aunts and uncle are already Mormon, so they are super excited for her. But man, she is awesome!. Her and her family, they were honestly a miracle because Elder Ramos was teaching them before I came here, he told me that they just showed up one day in church because they felt like it was the right church to go to. Like, seriously?? It doesn't get better than that!

Well, that's it for this week guys! Love you and have a great week!


Elder Biehn