Monday, March 4, 2013

Starting Bible Study With a Less Active Member

Hey everybody!
I've had a pretty decent week. We had Stake Conference on Sunday and found out that in the future there will be 2 sets of missionaries per ward now in every mission (or so they made it seem) I don't know how I feel about that and my companion isn't too happy about it. I mean it's already hard to find things to do here and having more missionaries will make it even harder. But whatever I'm sure it'll all work out. I just found out why we don't go to rich neighborhoods here a few days ago.  (surprisingly there are 2 pretty nice neighborhoods but we don't go there ever). NO ONE cares what you have to say if they're already doing well. And even then not many people care here that do need help. There are a lot of people that think they don't need to hear from us because they already have a religion. And the members also could definitely help us more. We don't really get any referrals but whatever tracting isn't too bad. It's just really ineffective. And we try to stay away from doing tracting too much here because of that. There are A LOT of less actives here so we drop by and check on a lot of them since the home teaching situation here is not that great. But it is improving. The Ward Mission Leader is working hard to help us out and it's slowly getting better. 

I guess I do have a alright story. The Stake Presidents daughter was not making the right choices and was not in a good situation. Anyway she met this guy (he also wasn't making many of the right choices) but they just got married (after like only a week but he's a really good guy and much better than who she was with) But he got her out of her situation and they want to meet with us every week and have a "Bible Study" and work with them on getting them off tobacco, alcohol and smoking and they want to eventually have a temple marriage which is cool. I'm not sure if the guy is a member cause he's really vague but we would be happy to baptize him haha. 

Anyways I hope you guys have had great weeks. That's too bad that the music didn't get sent out I was pretty excited to get it but I can wait a bit longer. And yes mom I got the shoes and thank you so much for sending them. Oh and If Austin wouldn't mind that would be awesome if I could get his GPS. But only if it's already with him. Stuff here is so confusing because there's nothing to base your direction off of since there isn't the luxury of mountains. I'll get the hang of it though. I love all of you guys!
Elder Ballif

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