Full-time Missionary

Missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from August 2015 to August 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Transfer Week and Training a New ZL

January 30, 2017

Monday night we had a Family Home Evening with E., J., Z., and L. at the Young family home, we talked a lot about faith. It was great.

Tuesday we had a great district meeting, then after that had to take care of a few ZL related things... fun...then at 4:30 we left for Temple Square with E. and his family! It was so great, the whole tour was focused on eternal families, it helped solidify them a ton.

Wednesday was huge. We got together as a mission in the mission office and viewed a Worldwide Broadcast from the Missionary Department, changing a lot of aspects of missionary work. The first big change was our schedule. Our preparation day is now from 8am-6pm instead of 10am-6pm, our lunches are now 30min instead of 60min, our companionship study is now 30min instead of 60min, and instead of doing it before 10am we can do it whenever we want between 10am and 9pm. Neat stuff. The other change had to do with our Key indicators that we track and report. We used to have 9 key indicators, now we only have 4. Investigators baptized, investigators with a baptismal date, investigators at church, and new investigators. We no longer report how many lessons we had in any scenario. Pretty neat.

Thursday was pretty crazy. Using the new schedule is awesome, I love it. Thursday we did comp study at 3:30 in the afternoon. We had lunch with someone we have been working with... remember the Christian preacher we ate lunch with a couple weeks ago? He wanted us to teach his understudy—B.—so we taught him and picked him up as a new investigator, I taught a born again Christian and picked him up as a new investigator...

Friday we had weekly planning as usual but we no longer do call ins which is great, because now we actually get to work hard on Friday. We were able to contact the parents of a 9yr old girl who wants to be taught and get permission to teach her, then we did comp study at 8:30 which was cool since usually after 8:30 no one answers the door.

Saturday we picked up a couple Christian investigators... we also taught E.'s family again. It was great!

Sunday, E.'S FAM CAME TO CHURCH AGAIN! Two weeks in a row baby! Later that night we taught B. again.

Today we find out about Transfers. We got all the info a couple hours ago and just finished making all the calls to the zone. The news: I will be staying in Oquirrh Lake! By the end of this transfer I will have been here for 7.5 months... wow. Elder Jensen is getting transferred to Sandy, he will no longer be a zone leader, he will be with a missionary who needs his leadership! I will be training a new zone Leader! I am pretty excited, it should be a blast! This week will be pretty busy, there were a ton of changes in the zone which means we get to move a lot of bikes around! 
Have a great week. 💣

-Elder Ray

Seth with E.'s family and Elder Jensen at Temple Square

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