Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Peoria Week 91 * May 18, 2015

Hey there!

Things here are starting to get rolling again after the last transfer. It's always awkward at the very beginning with a new companion because you are trying to figure out how each other does everything. Everyone is so different and it takes time to get used to each other. It's a cool thing because you get to work with so many different types of people and learn how others function and how you can adapt their style to yours. Elder Bunn is a go getter and a really hard worker. He wants to teach the gospel so bad and right now we are struggling to find people to work with which is tough for both of us. Although, the people that we do have are doing so awesome! For instance Chris is fully ready to get baptized. He was supposed to be baptized on Saturday but we had a lesson on Tuesday and found out that he would be leaving town on Friday for two weeks. So we rescheduled his baptism for the 30th of May and he is beyond excited. He is planning on being baptized, receiving the Holy Ghost, receiving the priesthood and then baptizing his son Justin on Sunday night. How sweet is that?! We are excited for him.

The Randell's asked us to come over and teach Tim, who is a member, the lessons as review. His wife Margaret is not a member and is very open about why. They are the nicest people and I really want to see them grow in the gospel together but for right now Margaret is settled where she is now. We will continue working with them and I know that the spirit will touch her and help with her conversion. A new family moved in a few weeks ago and they are already on the ball as far as member missionary work goes. Their name is the Sweetwoods and last Saturday they had a ward BBQ at their home for lunch and then a few hours later they had a neighborhood BBQ which all of their neighbors were invited to. It was awesome. They are such a good family. Both of them already have callings in the ward and are helping us out a ton with referrals and coming to lessons.

We have been having so many opportunities for service it's amazing! We are working hard and trying to soften people's hearts by serving them. It's starting to heat up around here so at times it's a bit hot but for the most part we stay alive. The weeding hasn't stopped and the moving has increased due to the school year ending and summer beginning.

Well I love you all and thank you for everything that you do! Have a great week.

Elder Cole Safford

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