Saturday, March 19, 2016

Feb 29, 2016

This week was absolutely insane!!!!!!!! I'm so exhausted!!!!!!!!

Well I was transferred last Tuesday to about 2 miles south of where I
was. I'm now serving in the Mountain View 4th Ward. My new companion
is Elder Stout. He is also from Atlanta Georgia. He's actually from
the powder Springs steak. He was made a district leader and I am his
new companion and we are whitewashing the area. Whitewashing is when
both the Elders are replaced by two other Elders who know nothing and
start from scratch. It's exhausting!!!!!!

We literally knew no one when we came here. However we worked
extremely hard and we're starting to get the hang of it. We know the
area pretty well now and are starting to get to know the members more.
Our Ward mission leader is Hermano Razo and he is the best mission
leader I have ever seen on the mission. He always puts his calling
first no mater what and is always helping us whether it's moving in or
just visiting people. He's amazing!

So this week was mostly meetings. We only had one normal morning. This
weeks looks just as crazy.

This Saturday we woke up at 6:00 to get on the trax and head downtown
to the university of Utah. There we helped translate for a dental
service project where anyone could get free dental service for this
day. Almost everyone there was Hispanic so we had a lot of work to do.
I even got to help fill in a cavity at one point. It was awesome!!!!!
Later that day we had our second baptism. His name is Carlos Castillo.
He was completely solid when I arrived and knew absolutely everything.
I had the opportunity to play piano at his baptism. I started prelude
at about 6:30 so only 30 minutes before we were suppose to start. It
was then 7:45 and he still wasn't there. I was running out of songs to
play right when he showed up. He said that his GPS took him the Salt
Lake airport and that it was Satan that was trying to keep him from
being baptized. So we started at 8:00 and it was the best baptism I've
ever seen. I was able to teach the restoration and also about the Holy
Spirit there. And so now we don't have any investigators. He was our
only one. So this next week we're hoping to find many people to teach.
I am very excited.

Well that's pretty much everything. Hope everyone has a great week.

Elder Austin

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