Elder Huffaker

Elder Huffaker

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

This week, we met with our mission president for interviews, and Elder Barboza and I went on exchanges with our district leader, and his companion. That was an interesting experience, as always, because you are with another person for about 24 hours, and they are not the person you are used to being with.

Well our work goes on and we were able to meet with an investigator who we haven't been able to meet with for a while. We taught the plan of salvation, and it felt right so we tried to commit her to baptism. It is a soft commitment right now, so we have invited her to pray about it. We hope to be able to meet with her next week as we have not been able to meet with her regularly.

On another note, we looked through our area book at some of our less actives, and went by to see one and set up an appointment. We did not recognize her, but she is not less active. She's even a temple worker. Anyway, we shared a quick message that we have been sharing with people, and she was very touched by it. She told us that it was exactly the right time and message for her. Coincidence? I'll let you be the judge.

Overall it was a pretty good week.

--Elder Huffaker

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012

Well there goes another one!

For starters, on Tuesday we met our new mission president. President Hall. He seems to be what this mission needs. There is definitely a feel that he is supposed to be here and now.

Now for the Fourth of July. This last week we had people in the ward sign up for dinners every day except the fourth. Go figure right? Well the dinner for our zone leaders had invited all missionaries, so we were indeed able to have dinner. Well as it turns out, because I worked the grill at Wendy's for a while, they had me do the grilling. I grilled up all the burgers and hot dogs for that dinner. If that was the "cost" for us to have dinner, I'm fine with that!

So, other than that, we shared the movie Between Heaven and Earth, a temple movie, to one of our investigators, who has some sparked interest in the temples lately. It was great to show that movie because it explains temples the best to nonmembers. So this week was a fairly normal week. Hope you all had a great 4th!

-- Elder Huffaker

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 2, 2012

Well if you all are aware, our mission president has changed. As of Friday, President Martin was released and we now have President Hall. President Martin has been a great mission president, and we had our farewell to him on Tuesday. From when I got out to this mission and met him, I could tell he was definitely the man for the job. He will be missed.

I hope President Hall does well, as he has some large shoes to fill. Talking with the members about this, I've found that some of the members who served missions and had a change in presidents tell me that the old one is always missed, but that the new one is definitely there for a reason and is the exact person who is supposed to be there.

We had a missionary musical fireside just recently that we were told president hall was going to be at. He was not, and therefore we have not yet met our new president. We have a zone conference tomorrow and will meet him there. This might be an interesting transition.

Other than that, this week has been fairly normal. We keep working and teaching.

--Elder Huffaker

June 25, 2012

This week went pretty well. It started off with the temple trip of course, which was a little interesting. We were fortunate enough to get a ride, so that was a plus.

In other news, the district leader of the other district in our zone broke his ankle for the second time. He went home for surgery and will need to be off of it for a while. He was a transfer away from finishing his mission, so he will actually be staying home, and will not return to the mission. That being said, we had another missionary transferred in to replace him as district leader. I believe he has been out just over a year, meaning other than him, nobody else in our zone has been out more than a year. Very young zone!

Anyway, my companion and I worked on going through our records, and went around our area looking for the people in our records to try and make contact and improve our records. This coming week we now have appointments for some of the people we were able to meet up with. Definitely some needed help for this area. Our current pool of investigators is really taking a hit lately. Some of them are no longer wanting to meet, or are just flat out unavailable. Not much else to report on this week.

-- Elder Huffaker