Aloha Ohana and Friends,
How are you guys all doing? Well, I am doing great here in Buckeye doing the Lord's work. It has been pretty cold these past few days. This morning it was 26 degrees outside when we did our morning exercise. I was freezing cold. This week was a pretty great week with zone interviews. We had a great devotional talk by Elder Bednar that we watched in our District meeting with wonderful lessons for our investigators. Zone interviews were great with our focus on finding investigators so we did a great skills training where we did speed contacting by someone in 20 seconds then increasing it until we reached 1 minute. Sister Taylor's games are always a big highlight at zone interviews with a game that we learned about how we should budget our mission money and shop wisely for food. Then we had powerful talks and a testimony meeting on The Atonement of Jesus Christ. We had a great week teaching this week. We had 3 new investigators which were great because we were doing a lot of "finding people to teach the gospel". We met with Megan King from a temple referral which we had a spiritually awesome lesson which we gave her a church tour and taught her about the Restoration of the Gospel. The spirit was so strong especially as we taught the First Vision and how Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet and received and translated the Book of Mormon. We committed her to be baptized on February 9 and she accepted. We also had a great lesson with Maria White about prophets and preparing her for Baptism. She had her baptism interview yesterday and passed. She is so excited to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. She is getting baptized this Saturday, January 19 at 12 (noon). Allie Delgado is doing great but she does not feel ready yet. We invited her to pray about her Baptism on January 19 and she does not feel like she received an answer yet. We will keep teaching her and helping her recognize the spirit. We also met with a new investigator, Jesus Nazaro and a former investigator and taught them the Restoration. We had a great lesson with the Baker Family at a members house that invited them over for dinner and a lesson. It is so great when members fellowship investigators and helps support them. Well that was my great week here in the mission field sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love and miss you all. My prayers are with you guys. Take care and have a wonderful week and look for opportunities to do missionary and share the Gospel with someone the Lord guides you to.