area: Fred, Texas (Silsbee, Texas)
companion: Elder Batista
My new companion is great! His name is Elder Batista. He's supposed be serving his mission in Trinidad but his visa hasn't been approved yet so they sent him here until it is approved. He came from the Missionary Training Center in Dominican Republic. But yeah, he's awesome! He's diligent and excited about the work.
We had a few really good experiences this week! We helped the Elders Quorum build a deck for a man, not a member of the Church. Afterwards we asked if we could come back when we weren't all sweaty and share our message with him. He told us to come back whenever we would like, so we went back on Saturday and taught him the message of the Restoration of the Gospel. He didn't exactly accept it, but he was open and he received a Book of Mormon at the end of the lesson. He also sent us home with some deer sausage! Super good! We're going back tomorrow to teach the Plan of Salvation.
We also had another investigator, Tori, say that she WANTS to come to church next week! Missionaries have been going by for the past 18 months and finally she’s going to come to church!!! We're so excited!!!
I love being a missionary!
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.