Monday, January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 - Elder Biehn's Weekly Update

Hey Everybody!

So before I start this letter, yes I realize that I only have about 2 weeks left and it is a really really weird feeling.

But this past week was pretty good! We have been doing a lot of finding recently and we all know how that usually plays out. Lots of rejection and not having much success in teaching people. But the thing I love is that no matter how much rejection and rude people you run in to, once you get a good contact and a return appointment it makes it all worth it. For example, Me and Elder Malmstrom were out tracting in the afternoon in a very Hispanic neighborhood. We weren't having much success but we kept going until we got to one particular house. We knock the door and a guy answers and tells us he was just barely studying the Bible. He then proceeds to tell us Joseph Smith is no where in the Bible and how apostles are no longer necessary because Christ established his church and blah blah blah. Bashing. Then later that same night we were checking on a referral from the English missionaries. We knock on the door and this lady answers. Same exact thing, in fact she seemed extremely offended that we were even knocking on her door. Two Bible bashers in the same day. BUT the next day we were checking on some potentials and we found this lady who met with the missionaries a couple of years ago and really liked them. But for some reason they stopped coming. So we got a return appointment for today and she seemed decently interested! So thumbs up for that.

Me teaching English class
We've also had the chance to start teaching English classes. They have been going on for about two weeks now and have been super successful! This past Thursday we had about 20 people show up and we were able to go over the basics of English. The point of doing these English classes is to find new people to teach and we have all these people coming to us. We have been able to talk to one person to get a return appointment. That's the hope for the rest of them, be able to eventually teach them all English AND the restored gospel.

So next week should be pretty successful. This week was kinda slow because a lot of our investigators had things going on but they pushed it to this week. We also have lots of return appointments for new investigators this week so it should be really good!

Love you all and talk to you next week!

Elder Biehn

Only 2 more letters!