Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello,
This week has been interesting. We had a mini missionary named Allen from Carona. He was an interesting person. He was baptized last August, so he has not been a member for very long. He is going to start his mission papers in a couple of months. He criticized Elder Gulbranson and I A LOT! He is great at street contacting, but his teaching could use a little work. That is the reason that he is here, to learn and grow. He gives us a lot of tips, but he does not want to listen to us. He has a super strong testimony, and he is a really great kid. He is going to be an amazing missionary someday!

We have not taught that many people this week - again! Sal dropped us. He said that he enjoys us coming over but he needs some space. I hope that he will want to learn more again soon.

We don't have any other investigators, but we did find someone new. His name is Keith. He is 100% blind in one eye and about 95% blind in the other. He is pretty receptive of us, but I am not sure that he really wants to learn it for himself. We are going to meet with him more this week and see how everything goes. He is really the only person that we have that is somewhat solid.

We are trying to get more members involved, but it is pretty hard. It seems that nobody around here knows their neighbors! Kinda weird. We are going to walk and talk a lot more this week to try to find new people to teach.

On the way over to the library a couple of minutes ago, Elder Gulbranson wrecked his bike pretty bad. He messed up his name tag and tore his shirt and pants. I feel sorry for him. Poor guy!

My parents sent me a Nevada flag that I am going to have all of my companions and the other Elders that I become friends with sign. It will be a good memorandum.

I am getting kind of discouraged because the work here is really slow. There is literally nobody to teach. Everyone is stuck in their ways. I am not really sure what to do. Elder Gulbranson is really discouraged too. We sure do hope that the work picks up SOON!!!

Anyway, that is about all that has gone on this week, nothing exciting. It is actually kinda boring :(  We just ride around on our bikes and walk everywhere. We mostly work with less active members.

Well, I hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Braunstadter

Elder Wilkes - our Zone Leader!

Elder Gulbranson - trying to make appointments!

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