Friday, October 7, 2011

Elder Bolliger - Hesperia Week 57: General Conference...and other Golden experiences

Hello family from the high desert of Southern California where yes it is still above 100 degrees and its strangely cloudy and sometimes rains as well.
This past week we helped our investigators progress closer towards baptism, sometimes it feels like 3 steps forward 1 step back, as we help people become much more spiritual they slide back a little bit but like that talk yesterday you have to keep on moving forward and when you look back you see how far you have really come. Our main 2 golden investigators continue to progress towards baptism, one of them named Judy is progressing very very well, getting closer to her date for the 15th of this month. She watched conference and loved it, it answered a lot of her questions and she is excited for her baptism date. When we teach her we are definitely being led by the spirit how to answer her questions and how to best teach to her needs, Teach People - Not Lessons, is what I have definitely been learning out here on a mission and it in turn applies as well to Home Teaching, to Teaching at Church and everywhere else where we have to teach people, it pretty much comes down to not worrying about covering everything in a lesson but helping them to understand whats being taught, asking the right inspired questions to clarify and following the spirit when it leads you down a different path then you would have normally been going down. Our other main investigator named Paul is also golden and also answering his own questions, he also has a baptismal date for the same day and is also progressing towards that. It is exciting to have investigators that are getting so close to baptism and some others that are well along that path.
But we are still going along good here.
I really thought of conference and being back home with yall as a member bought me a razzleberry pie and it was so good! It made me think of home and of yall but i am not getting trunky.
This next thursday Elder Alan F. Packer and his wife will be having a mission tour here in the mission. I am excited to see what he says that he knows June and Henry Johnson and grandma and mom as well. Its going to be a small world for sure.
But transfers are the 11th of this month and we find out this saturday who stays and who goes. Its going to be an interesting one for sure.
Elder Bolliger

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