Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello,

So this week was pretty darn slow. We only found one new investigator, but he is super cool! His name is Dilip, and he is from India. His son is a member, and he is very familiar with us. His sone went on a mission to Utah, and he said that it was a great experience. He know a ton of the people in the ward because he has been to church quite a few times. We go to know him for a little bit, and bound out that he is Hindu. He also said that he has met Elder Bednar, and also Elder Oaks when he was in Salt Lake!!! Wow!!! We shared a lesson with him, and after we asked him so say the closing prayer. He was pretty hesitant at first, but he said that he would give it a shot. So he did it, and at the end of his prayer, there was a really long pause, and he just kept looking at the picture of Christ on the pamphlet. I think that he felt the Spirit touch him because it seemed like he didn't know what to do. He is a super nice guy! He said that he wants us to come over this week and have some dinner with him! I hope that we can teach him more often, and he also said that he was excited for General Conference this weekend! Hopefully, he comes with us to watch it at the Stake Center!!! That would be super cool.

We also have to take our car to Riverside this Thursday because the airbag light is on, and there is also a recall on the car. So, that will be fun!!! We also hame Multi-Zones this week, so that should be fun too!!

Other than that, not much else is new.

I am super excited about General Conference next week though! It is going to be awesome!!!

Have a great week.
Elder Braunstadter


Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello,

This week was pretty good! We were actually able to teach more people! Unfortunately, we were not able to teach Eddy. We are probably going to put him on pause. He has been avoiding us this last week.

We were able to teach a guy names Stepan. He is from Islam, and he just wanted a Bible at first, but we taught him a little bit of the Restoration. He has a ton of questions, and he doesn't understand too well. We are going to try to go over again this week, and we will see if we can teach him more. He said that he wants to come to church and see what our "sermons" are like. HaHa. He is really cool though.

We were also able to teach the Cervantes family. They are very strong Catholics, but they are open to listening to us. We taught the Restoration to them, and they liked it. They had a lot of questions, but they enjoyed it. They said that it is very important that they are Catholic because of their family tradition. So, we are going to have to work around that.

We also taught John. He is a really cool guy that works 2 jobs, so he is really hard to meet with. He is a really nice guy. He says that he want to take us to the beach! HaHa. He is super funny. He said the he would come to General Conference next week too! I am excited about that!

Other than those people, we didn't teach many others. Hopefully, we can get more new people in the future.

The weather is getting pretty darn hot down here. It was in the 90's again this week. It is supposed to cool down this week, and we are even supposed to get some rain! I am excited for that!!!

Hope you all have a great week.

Love,
Elder Braunstadter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hello,

This week was pretty rough. We had a lot of appointments fall through, and we did not get to meet with a lot of people. We did teach Eddy a couple of times this week, but he was not able to come to church. We talked about his desire and why he wants to meet with us, and he showed some real desire. Hopefully, he is truly meaning what he is saying. We also taught the Word of Wisdom, and he has a pretty big problem with coffee. He said that it is the only thing that he can use to wake him up. We tried suggesting some substitutes, but he said that they won't work. We have been trying to find out if he really wants to be part of the church, but he is pretty hard to get a good feel of. He commits to everything, but he doesn't really keep his commitments. We have also been trying to get a member to come out with us, but it is hard. He can only meet at 3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hopefully, we can get someone out with us this week.

We also met with a guy named Jeff. He is pretty cool, and he shows some real intent on learning more about the Gospel. He is a high school teacher, and he doesn't really have a relationship with God, but he said that he wants to. Elder Mayo and I were on exchanges when we taught him, so that was fun. Elder Mayo shared a really cool experience that strengthened his testimony, and Jeff had a lot of questions about the Plan of Salvation. We left him with a pamphlet and said that we will talk about it next week. He seems super interested, but I think that his wife will hold him back because she is a strong Catholic. Hopefully, everything will turn out good with them!

Unfortunately, we were not able to meet with anyone else, because they were all busy. Hopefully, this week we will be able to do more!

The weather here is ridiculous! It was in the high 80's, and is supposed to get hotter this week. It is supposed to be in the 90's! Hopefully, I won't melt too much!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic week.

Love,
Elder Braunstadter

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hello,

So this week was pretty slow. We were able to meet with Eddy again, which was good. We taught the Law of Chastity, so that lesson is always kinda awkward. But, it went pretty good! He already made a commitment with himself to live it! He had a little bit of a concern about the homosexual relationships, because of some of his friends. But, we explained everything, and he is alright with it. He also has been trying to get a job at Domino's and he finally got it this week! But unfortunately, he had to work on Sunday. We had already taught him the Sabbath Day, and he still was not able to get Sunday off. We are going to go over there again this Tuesday, and we are bringing a member with us, and we are going to try to get him to ask his boss for Sundays off. So, hopefully everything works out!

We also taught Charles, and he is pretty cool. We were actually on our way to visit someone else, but there was a lot going on at the person's house, so we just decided to talk to Charles instead, and we actually got in with him. He doesn't have a really good concept of who God is, but he shows a good desire to learn more. Hopefully, he will come to church soon!

We were not able to teach anyone else, but we had some other stuff on on recently.

We also had President interviews, and they went pretty good. Hopefully, some of the things that he taught he, I can apply them and be more effective.

That is about all that happened this week though. I hope that you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Braunstadter