Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Companion, Elder Kolditz

Another awesome week! This one has really flown by! This past week I got my new companion. His name is Elder Kolditz and he is from Indiana! He is such a sick guy... we are already getting along great and tearing it up! 

We had some ups and downs with our Investigators this past week. Leratoe sent us a message late saturday night to tell us that things have take a turn in her life and she can't see us for a while. She said she still wants to be baptised and loves reading from the Bom, but that things have come up. I was devastated when we got that message... we tried to see her that next day and talk to her but it didn't work out. Good news though is that Nick is progressing more and more each week! Since he has been trying to come back and rejoin the church he has been struggling and one of the main reasons I have felt like is because he hasn't been reading from the Bom. We had a powerful lesson with him though and we are doing a Bom reading challenge with him. He hasn't missed a day yet and is loving it!! We also got a man named Collen back to church that hasn't been in years! 

We tried a new way of finding this past week and it turned out to be incredible! We are doing our finding by using Family History and the new "my family" booklet. It was the most success I have had finding in town so far and we were able to set up some return appts. We will be meeting with the Family History specialist this week and try and become pros at it! haha.

In my study I loved Luke 15. I really enjoy reading the parable of the lost sheep and the prodigal son! It is so important that we go after the one. The Good Shepherd went into the wilderness to search for the one lost sheep... we as well need to be willing to do all that we can to help those that are in need of us! We need to show forth and increase of love! I really have been trying to do that lately with our less actives and it has been going great! I am so grateful for the perfect example that we have in our Savior! 

I love you 

Elder Farnes