Elder Huffaker

Elder Huffaker

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 18, 2013

Well another week has gone by. I guess the biggest thing to happen this week was exchanges. We did exchanges with another set of missionaries in our district, and then we also did exchanges with our zone leaders. They were back to back, and both times I stayed in the area, so my companion was tired of all the switching by the end of it.

Not much else happened this week. Although, we still have a baptismal date for this coming Sunday! It's going to be a bit of work to make sure that happens, but we're hoping!

--Elder Huffaker

This is what happens to the couch when you're trying to keep another elder awake.

Elder Chaney's future is so bright, he's got to wear shades!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 11, 2013

Hey everybody. I guess this week in news is that we are allowed to e-mail friends as well as family. Other than that, it's the usual here.

We are still trying to meet twice a week with our investigator who has a baptismal date. We've had to work out the kinks of her date because of ward activities. However the weeks surrounding it will be difficult to do it as well, so we determined that Sunday would be the best day and in the evening because two wards meet at that building and we don't want interruptions. We hope this will go through because it will be difficult to baptize her around that date and would probably be pushed back further than what it is.

Also, we have gotten in with a former investigator who we hope to start meeting with regularly. What's cool about her is that when we were over there she said that someone she knew hates Mormons, and she said " Well do you hate me then? Because I'm on the verge of becoming a Mormon?" Lots of hopes for her. The only problem is that she has to go to the doctor frequently and with her business, it's hard to meet all the time. We are going to be persistent a bit and hope things go well.

Other than that, it's been the usual here. We're still trying to get the ward excited about missionary work as our referral is the one getting baptized and she was a member's friend. That's the way missionary work works best!

Hope all is well at home!

--Elder Huffaker

(Some photos that Cameron sent this week. They found an interesting park....)


Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013 -- Mission Split!

Hey All!

Well for starters, I have just found out that this July they are going to split our mission. For the last month of my mission I will be either in the San Fernando Mission, or the Bakersfield mission. If I stay here I will be in the San Fernando Mission. I've sent Mom and Dad, and Grandma and Grandpa the image for the mission boundaries, so ask them if you want to see it.

Anyway, if you've been keeping up with my past letters, we have had an investigator we've been meeting with for the past couple weeks, and have just recently invited her to be baptized. She agreed, and we set a date for the 23rd of this month. The best part is that she is a referral from some of the members. We are trying to take this and show the rest of the members what can happen through referrals. We hope that people will get excited about missionary work and will provide us with referrals. As missionaries we are supposed to do the teaching, and the members are supposed to do the finding.

We hope things will continue to improve, and I myself can say that over the course of my time here, things really have improved. Hope all is well!

--Elder Huffaker