N's email 4/11/2016

area: Lake Houston YSA Branch (Humble, Texas)
zone: Summerwood
companion: Elder Ericson

This week was a good one. Rene, a YSA member, brought his friend Brittany to Family Home Evening on Monday. We were able to reach her afterwards and she received it very well! Rene gave her a Book of Mormon about a month ago and has been sharing things about the Gospel since. She finally was able to get off work and come to the church so we're really excited to get to teach her.

Tuesday we had Mission Leadership Council. That took 6 hours, then we were up in Kingwood but one of the other companionships needed help so we hurried back down here for the rest of the day.

Then Wednesday we were on exchanges, I was with Elder Rasband in their area and Elder Keech came went with Elder Ericson in ours. We were able to teach a young part-member Samoan couple. They're super humble and willing to receive the fullness of the Gospel in their lives! We taught them about repentance and they were excited to apply it. Thursday we spent planning for Zone Meeting. We did have a couple hours of proselyting though.

Friday was Zone Meeting and it went well. A little long but it was needed. I was able to lead a discussion about the importance to pray to develop a relationship with Heavenly Father. The Spirit was really strong as we learned about that. We also found this awesome new investigator, Regina. We had this awesome lesson but she has a child so she needs to go to the family Ward.

Saturday we went up to a summer camp and did service there as a Stake.we got to put in a new flag pole. That was fun. Then we went to a BBQ for lunch at one of the YSA's house. Lawrence took a video of us sitting  around there. He put it on YouTube under Oneop Mormon (he's from the island of Oneop). We spent the rest of the day down in Pasadena and Broadway.

And on Sunday we had great church meetings, then we took a priest with us for the rest of the evening and we weren't able to really teach anyone but we were able to contact quite a few people.

I love being a missionary! I love this area! Elder Ericson is a great companion!

I love y'all! But I love Jesus Christ more. And this is where He wants me. So this is where I want to be.

Your favorite missionary, Elder Combrink