Monday, January 25, 2016

Knocking Skyline

Hey Everyone!!

This week has been a really good one. I have worked hard and found a lot of success. We have someone on date and a few others working towards a date. Temple is our most solid investigator. They knocked into him last transfer and we went back and gave him a Book of Mormon and taught him the Restoration. It was sick. He was really down to come to church but didn't end up being able to come. Sad day. He wants to be Baptized and as long as he comes to church over the next couple weeks he will be ready. He started reading the Book of Mormon and has read til Laban is killed in 1 Nephi. He said he really likes it. I'm excited to help him out.

We had a really cool tender mercy yesterday. We were knocking Skyline and Elder Tafua has knocked it before so he knew there wasn't that much potential but we felt like that is where we should be. So we knocked. There was a bunch of contentious people trying to bash or cause a scuffle or whatever. It was super duper lame. But we kept knocking and pushing on. Nothing really came but then I knocked on a door. It was close to the freeway. I knocked and the guy was like, I'm pretty busy I gotta get ready and shower and go bowling. I said, "Well would you like to be Baptized?" He said Yes! My Mom has been wanting me to be baptized for a long time but I never have done it or anything. So we said alright sweet. We got his number, and gave our number to him and we left him with a prayer and sent him on his way to bowling. I find it awesome how the lord puts us through trials so that we can show him how bad we want it and then he will bless us with opportunities to help others come unto him through this wonderful gospel. I don't know if Jeff will get baptized or not, but I do know that our Heavenly Father loves us and puts us in the places that we need to be at the right time so that we can help others. It isn't about us, it is about other people coming closer to Jesus Christ, the savior of the world.

Elder Tafua and I have been getting along great so far and are having fun. It is good to be here and be able to work with him in the Skyline ward in Tacoma. I hope you all are having a good time at home and doing what you are supposed to. I know that Heavenly Father watches out for you each and every day no matter what the trials and challenges we go through are.

Oh and a funny story. For the last two days I haven't had a missionary tag...oops!?!? So the first one I sent home to the immediate fam for Christmas and haven't gotten the new one yet. And my Mag tag I lost the magnet three days ago so I rigged it so that it would work. Then we were OYMing at a park and this guy was running and wanted to talk so we ran with him and my tag fell off while we were running and I looked for it for a few minutes and didn't find anything. So no more tag for me. Hopefully my new one came today...if not then a week being tagless will not be good but I'll just have to be a missionary with the way I act and look instead of puttin on the tag. You all can be missionaries too. I love you!! Have a great week!

Elder Reynolds
Stake Conference with Elder & Sister Renlund

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