Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Amazing Week

Hike with the Rexburg South Zone

Saturday October 11, 2014
Another wild week!
This has been an amazing week for investigators! We found 2 new people to teach! Forest and Chelsea!!! We found them in the craziest way! Elder Jones said "ok, give me a number 1-9 and a letter A-J." After we answered he put it in a formula in his head (ex; add 2, subtract 4) and we went to that apartment. We found super prepared people this way! It was crazy awesome!!!! Amazing how the spirit works!!!!
Forest is an awesome guy living in Bengal Creek. (our area is a student housing complex. nothing but apartments.) He is studying dentistry and is working in the biology department. We had a lesson with him this morning and it was awesome! He absorbed everything and thought through it and had some awesome questions. Where did the Book of Mormon come from? How can you know someone has the authority of God? Who is the Brother of Jared? It was so refreshing talking with someone who really wanted to know! He lives with a member and we are hoping he will come to church with him!
Chelsea is also a roommate with all members. She is from Georgia and I love listening to her southern accent! She has been to an LDS church many times, took seminary in high school for 2 years and thinks that Mormonism is the best Christian faith! After teaching her the Restoration we invited her to be baptized. She said she wasn't quite ready to take that step and she enjoys other religions too. We invited her to read from the Book of Mormon and come to church with us and pray to her Heavenly Father if this is something she should do and she said she would! She is incredible! She has built in member friends that want to take her to church with them!
How great is our God!!!!
Then we have Caitlin! She is the girlfriend of a member who has talked to her about the temple and how he wants to have a temple marriage. She decided to take the missionary discussions to learn more about her boyfriend’s faith. We had our third lesson with her this we and she brought a pad of paper with tons of questions on it!!!! It was so sweet!!! She asked about baptism and how that works. She read 2Nephi 31 (all about Christ being baptized and why we need to be) and had questions about the wording there. We also invited her to be baptized and she said that she wanted to learn more and get a better understanding. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH HER!!!! 
This month and the next are going to be crazy! We have transfers next week, interviews the next, Halloween in between transfers, then a mission tour by Elder Martino of the 70 in which I will be taking him and President Brinkerhoff out teaching one of the nights (I’m ssssssuuuuuppppppeeeeerrrrr nervous!!!!) Then it’s transfer meetings and Thanksgiving!!!! WOW these next few months are going to fly by!!! 
I really love my new comp. Elder Jones is super cool, really funny, an amazing teacher, strong testimony, great with everybody, confident, loving, humble, and everything I wish I could be! He is a great example to me. Thanks Sister Jones for raising an amazing kid. 

Your Friend and Brother,
Elder Eldredge

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