Monday, April 28, 2014

28 April 2014 Staying In Glouster.

Transfer calls were Saturday. We're staying in Gloucester. Only three changes in the zone.

  Cool story. I sent it to Sister H. She was trained in Harpers Ferry, the neighboring ward though. 

  D.came to Church, we taught G. Principles about exaltation. They took it well. We then had a lesson after Church at her parent's house. Doctrine of Christ. He took it very well. When we asked him if he has prayed, he said, "I have, and I believe it." So he is still on track for May 24th. We're teaching the commandments next, our return apt is next week though do to work schedules. 

  B is still doing well. He missed church for work but was sad he couldn't make it. Don't know if I told ya'll but he owns a concrete business and is teaching a bunch of kids how to work steel and crete. Gotta be rough for a mid-life guy. 

 G  D in Kinston is also set for May 24th I just heard. As well as an investigator I  met in Kinston is set for either the 3rd or 6th, depending on his work schedule. Lots of baptism going on here. 

  That's about it. Getting a hold of the other investigators is the tough part. We do have an appointment tomorrow at a Verizon store with a potential. Hope it goes well. 

  Have a great week y'all.
Elder Meyerink

Monday, April 21, 2014

21 April 2014 going to Richmond in a Bi-Mission conference

  Easter was awesome. Bishop and his wife spoke. Both about Easter, the Atonement and change especially. Bob came to Church and loved it again. Our new investigator, Desmond, came as well. He is engaged to a less active member who wants to come back. We had a great restoration lesson at her parents' house last week. He is set for the 24th, we'll see how it goes. He seems pretty interested. Bishop told us to go home and watch this : and Purifying Power of Gethsemane. So, we shared That with our Dinner appointment. It was really an awesome priesthood meeting we watched a series of the Bible videos. 

  Bob works for a concrete and steel company. Still doing heavy labor with them. He enjoys just about everything about the Church. oh, his date is now the 17th of May, so please pray that he can make his date. Thanks. We haven't talked to him yet about family history, but it's in line with the discussions a bit later with temple work. Don't remember how long they have been married, I think they have some kids, but their empty nested too. 

  The ward is small-medium size. They don't have pews, just rowed chairs. But, they are close to getting a renovation as the building is made to be renovated. They just need over 140 in constant attendance. Apparently, a General Authority not long ago said due to the people here, in the future, there will be a stake in Gloucester. They just need to figure out how to do the Work and have the Charity to spread the Gospel. Ward mission leader is okay, we have correlation weekly. He led a small discussion in opening announcements about referrals and member home lessons and such. The Hermanas (Spanish sisters) for now do English work until Spanish people come in for summer jobs. They attend the ward and translate for any Spanish people. 

  Oh, on May 3rd, we will be going to Richmond in a Bi-Mission conference with them to hear from Elder Bednar, who will then address the Newport News Stake (Ours) for stake conference the following week. We also will go to that even though they broadcast it to all the units. Tad R. Callister and Jay E. Jensen were supposed to come, but will be new people since they received new callings. 

  Thanks for the email. 
Love Ya'll 
Elder Meyerink

Monday, April 14, 2014

14 April 2014 baptism date changed

  Not to much has changed here. Bobs baptism has to be moved. May 3rd is when Elder Bednar will be having a conference with all the bishops and stake presidents so Bishop cant be there. Bob wants him to be there. Plus, we thinks he might need some more time to quit coffee and smoking. Mostly coffee. We have a few potentials coming up in the future. Its going good. 

Oh and if you wonder why my emails get shorter, its cause writing makes me trunkie. Talk to ya next week.
Elder Meyerink

Monday, April 7, 2014

7 April 2014 Amazing Conference all 5 sessions!!

  Well. Conference was Freaking amazing!!!!! We watched all 5 sessions. B. as well got to watch conference. His wife is a spiritual giant. He enjoyed listening to the different speakers. Which, also counts as an investigator at Sacrament meeting. He has never had a problem with the Church though. This is the first time he has taken the lessons. So far as we know, he is done smoking since he's working now. Yes, they were just recovering after the accident. Lots of financial things followed all her surgeries. He was not in the accident by the way. He is still set for May 3rd for baptism.
  We have a bunch of potential in the area. We have a few members that are working with people. As well as some former investigators we are going to check up on. So far as this week, most of our appointments cancelled. But, B.+ is still progressing towards baptism so I am completely content. We are also trying to look for a place to move. Ha, there was an ad in the paper for a 850/month 1br rec room professional/couple preferred. We thought that applied to us, but it is to far north to be affective in the area. Nonetheless, were not in a big hurry to move.
  Oh, the annual Gloucester daffodil festival was this weekend. We went and checked it out between sessions. It was kind of like the outdoor festival at the park between us and REI back home. Lots of little product stands. We did have the opportunity to pass out some cards. There were some members there from the Glen Allen ward in Richmond. It blew my mind how close I am to "home."
  That's a great quote form Joseph Smith. There were a ton of good quotes in conference, to many to count. This session was insane. The first two sessions it felt like the Church members were being reproved and commanded to repent. Which makes perfect sense, that's what prophets and apostles do ain't it? To me the theme of this conference was, "Something's about to happen...Are you sure your ready for it?" I also realized that this was my last missionary General Conference. It's crazy to think by the next one...I'll be home. This mission is going way too fast!
Hope ya'll have a great week.
Love, Elder Meyerink