Monday, May 16, 2016

Slow Ward Progress, But Working Hard


This last week went pretty well starting the change off. Unfortunately we still are struggling a bit trying to get the ward to progress. The ward is veeeeeeery slowly progressing. But we try. We do have good news as we have someone progressing to baptism now. We finally got the guy in church and he accepted a baptismal date for the Fourth of June. He is really great and one of his children is 9 and is a girl and the other is 7  a boy. He has a slight word of wisdom problem (with smoking) but we already put goals on him and plans for him to get over his addiction. He is very cool.

The ward council barely gave us time to talk about things that need to get done here. Still they seemed interested to hear about progressing investigators. We talked with our district leader of what we need to do and he said that we really need to get a lot of appointments with members to teach them about their duty in leadership. We plan on getting one appointment per day which is somewhat high but it is in order to get work done. We will start with the ward mission leader as he is the one that lack helping us. We hope to talk to the bishop at some point (many bishops here never receive capacitation-ie training) and yeah the other leaders. Apparently there is going to be another multi-stake conference which is unusual as the last one was just last transfer. So we are working hard with the members. We do have a zone conference this week which should be fun and we should be hearing from our mission president some important things.

I am doing well with my companion.  Our great hope is to improve the ward this change because we feel the reason there were no changes really is to save this ward. We are working hard and we will have to see how we can keep finding news and helping people progress. today we had no activities but we did play basketball as a district in the morning (not an official activity however)  We are just trying real hard to get things going well here.

Elder Throop

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