Monday, October 6, 2008

Now in Miami

Hello everyone!

I'm now in Miami proper serving in the Miami Shores South area. No deaf people yet but now I cover more well known areas such as Miami Beach, South Beach, Liberty City, Opa-Locka, and Overtown! Yes, I just said 2 of the richest places in the country and 3 of the biggest ghettos.... all within one proselyting area. FUN!

No really... it actually is a lot of fun. We met a TON of very humble people who are really open to the gospel. So new companions! Well... sort of... I'm in a threesome again and this time I'm back with Elder Christiansen (the good one, not the bad one) and Elder Heimbigner. Elder Christiansen you already know, but this time I'm going to be sending him home. It's his last transfer in the mission. Elder Heimbigner has been out for a little over a year and is from S. Jordan, Utah. They're both really great to work with and we are getting a lot of work done.

This area is kind of unique because of the sheer number of Media referrals. We get somewhere between 5 and 10 orders a day of people calling in to request bibles, copies of the Book of Mormon, Lamb of God DVD's, Finding Faith in Christ, and even a Together Forever DVD! Its a lot of fun talking to these people and learning about their lives and if they are interested in hearing of the restored gospel. I get a LOT of practice with my 1st lesson.

We have a couple of potential baptisms too! we have one woman, her name is Alyssa. She is really trying hard to see if this church is true or not. She has come to church 5 or 6 times already and came to general conference. She takes more notes than we do on her reading of the Book of Mormon and she is already well into the book of Mosiah in her reading. She should have a date soon but she wants to take things at her own pace, which is perfectly fine.

We also have a young man named Charles. We met him on the street when we were contacting and he is really interested. He wants to be a preacher when he grows up but he couldn't figure out how to get the Gift of the Holy Ghost since all the churches he found either think its unimportant or dont have it. CAN YOU ASK FOR A MORE GOLDEN INVESTIGATOR??? He has a date scheduled for the 19th of October.

General Conference was totally awesome! I love Quentin L. Cook's talk about hard times and President Monson was spirit shocking as usual. I'm definitely going to be grabbing those talks as soon as they are printed.well thats me up to this point. gotta end this letter so i can write to president. Hope everyone is doing great and have a great week. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!


Elder Jared Tritsch