Monday, October 19, 2015


This week was very exciting. First off me and Elder Fonseca
were the only companionship in the district that achieved the
standards of excellence this week. The standards of excellence are 5
lessons with a member present (2 of them has to be with new
investigators), 2 investigators at church (1 has to be a new
investigator), and 2 investigators on date (1 has to be a new
investigator). They are not easy and we achieved them on Sunday which
was the last day in the week before it resets. I'll be with Elder
Fonseca again next transfer so the goal is to achieve standards of
excellence 3 times before he goes home. 

We have a new investigator named Christian. We were eating dinner one
night when a member called us and told us to be over in 15 minutes
because he would have a friend over and he wanted to introduce him to
the missionaries. We went over and met Christian. We taught him the
restoration and invited him to baptism. He is on date for the 17th of
November. He's a great guy with a lot of questions and a good heart.
He is from Venezuela and but was born in Florida. His wife and kids
are still in Venezuela and he is working to earn money to get them to
the US. He is only 21 years old. 

Our other investigator that was put on date yesterday is Isabel. She
is a middle aged woman that speaks Spanish really weird so I have a
very hard time understanding her. However we taught her the plan of
salvation yesterday and she accepted baptism for the 17th of November. 

I had the best dinner I've had yet on the mission. So the
Hispanics in Sandy are really bad at making food for us. Most of the
time they just buy us a rotisserie chicken and yeah. I've probably
gotten 17 chickens now. But yesterday we had this:

This is a real enchilada. It was AMAZING!!!!! It was the best thing I've had so far. 

Anyways I have not had a baptism yet. José and Margarita fell off date because José isn't ready. We talked to Margarita and she told us that that she told her husband that if she receives an answer then she isn't waiting for him. So I was fasting yesterday that she would receive an answer. So hopefully she'll get one soon. 

Okay so the last thing I'm going to talk about is about the mission conference we had Tuesday. We had two special guests. One of them was an Elder Vesera from the 70 and the other was this guy:

The guy on the right. And for those of you that don't know him this is David Archuleta who spoke to us and we all were able to meet him. So yeah that was really cool. 

Anyways yeah so I hope everyone is doing well and I'll, write everyone next week.

Elder Austin

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