Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 63: New Stuff


Monday, January 30, 2017

It was an interesting week! We had exchanges and Elder Giolitto went to my area with me. Haha, we had MCM (coordination with our ward mission leader in the ward) and we just had it with us two as we are from both areas. So that was fun!

We had a very good Book of Mormon class this week. One of our members brought a lesser active member and Man, Karna, and Trija came. They are the extended family of the Mongers, but their last name is actually Magars, but it is said like Mongers, so we thought that is how we spell their last name. Yeah, it is always interesting seeing how their names are actually spelled. Haha.

The East Elders' investigator, Francois, got baptized! The Mongers and a potential new investigator were going to come, but they didn't.

We had some really good lessons with members this week, too.

Also, the worldwide broadcast for missionaries happened on Wednesday. The two big new changes are the schedule and key indicators for conversion. The schedule: I already knew about that. Basically, we have more time to prepare in the morning, plan in the morning, and have an hour of Personal Study in the Morning. We have our 30-60 minutes of Companionship Study anywhere from 10-9. Only 30 minutes of Lunch now and still the hour of Dinner. Then we come in at 9 (or 9:30 at the latest if teaching) and have 30-90 minutes to prepare to sleep. We have the option to sleep from 9:30 to 10:30 now. So it is very nice.

Also, there were 9 key indicators for conversion, but now there are just 4 (investigators baptized and confirmed, investigators on date for baptism, investigators attended at church, and new investigators). So it is easier and nicer. 

Line upon line, precept upon precept. That's how revelation works.

Today, we have our Zone Preparation Play Day. We are at the Maynes (members in our ward). I played Rummikub and Ping Pong. It is fun! Also, Elder Giolitto made Pizza for us all. Yummy!

Next week is transfers, so I'll see on Saturday if I'll go for my 5th transfer in this area or not. 

This church is totally true - meaning the doctrines and claims are true. My testimony strengthens each and every day! If you don't know - start with reading the Book of Mormon from the title page.


Elder Kloosterboer

Our Zone today

Another pic of the Possum

Cream Puffs!

How the indicators look now

I am so grateful to have a tablet on my mission and to be a part of this church! The following pics are from the Church Apps.

Meeting houses all over the world on the LDS Tools App

Area Book in 2014

Area Book in 2017

Area Book Map of our ward and area

LDS Music App

Gospel Library App