Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Elder Bolliger - Colton, CA Week 6: Companionship together again in Colton, Golden Investigator, Great Missionary Ward,

Well this past week was transfer doctrine and me and Elder Hall found out we are going to be together another transfer here in Colton/Grand Terrace, CA. But he is going to be a District Leader. It's incredible how much the past 6 weeks have flown by.

Well this past week we set 4 dates for baptism, all of which are in part member families. The first one a boy named Marcos whose mother was inactive for a while but is now really starting to come back strong, is a golden investigator, he reads the book of Mormon constantly, and comes to church and comes to FHE and is really excited for his baptism on 10/10/10 @ 5 which is a date he picked out and we are progressing with him towards that date. Another family in which the mom was inactive also for awhile and has 4 kids, with 3 of them being over the age of 9 is also starting to come back into the gospel. It's exciting to see these young kids be excited for the gospel and excited for baptism, we are going to try to schedule it probably in 2 or 3 weeks from today.

Well the missionary work is going great out here in the mission field. Colton/Grand Terrace is a really good area for the gospel, and our ward is very missionary oriented. At a baptism 2 weeks ago we had almost 60+ people show up and support her, and it was for just one person. Bishop Kory Sorensen (yes mom spelled the correct way s-e-n) in this ward is an awesome bishop and really helps out in missionary work. When he was out with his wife the other night we called them and they came over and helped us out in an awesome object lesson. We were teaching some kids under the age of 12 about the plan of salvation. So we had three rooms, one for pre-existence, one for earthly life which had a "gate" signifying baptism and what to do to pass it. Then finally the family room was for eternal life. I taught the pre -existence and what we did while we were there and why we were coming here, and then Sister Kathy Bowler (yes mom the mother figure to me and Elder Hall is also a Kath___ B., ironic isnt it?) and Elder Hall taught the end, it was awesome to also have bishop there quadruple confirming what we said and it was an awesome lesson.

Well I am looking forward to meeting my new roommate and to really getting some work done this next 6 weeks and hopefully baptisms.

Well I hope that everyone is having a good week & trust in the lord with all your heart, might, mind and soul.

Elder Bolliger

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