From the Field: Cedar City, Utah<
A few notes from my journal:
Wednesday, October 1 – Wow! What a day. New people to teach. Eight lessons. And it’s cold!!! Going to freeze tonight. Here comes winter.
Friday, October 3 – Had a great experience today. We were driving down a street and Elder Goodwin had a feeling to turn around. Ended up at the house of someone the previous missionaries have been trying to find for a while. A party was going on…Long story short, we got three names to teach.
Saturday, October 4 — Great time with General Conference. Much learned and remembered. Had a great lesson with a man who is thinking of being baptized.
Sunday, October 5 – First time eating turkey bacon. Good! More General Conference: Be nice to everyone and obey the commandments!
Monday, October 6 – Adventures with Elder Goodwin…We went to the northern end of Zion’s with Brother Olsen. It was a great P-day adventure. I also got a haircut, and we were able to finish all our shopping.
Tuesday, October 7 – Today was great! Spent the morning cleaning and organizing. Elder Goodwin and I are a good team. We were referred to a new couple and helped them move for three hours. They are from New York and were on vacation in Moab this past spring and got stuck there. Decided to check out St. George and Cedar City. Loved Cedar City, so they bought a house here. People have interesting stories! After the move, we taught another family. Really spiritual. They are very close to baptism.
Thursday, October 9 – Zone meeting. Went very well. Afterwards, we taught a man who is trying to return to church.
Saturday, October 11 – We met our goals perfectly. It was a very good day. Elder Goodwin is very good at following the spirit. We were able to pick up a new investigator because he felt like knocking on a door across the street from the bathroom I was about to use. Another investigator told us today that he wants to be baptized, but we don’t have a firm date yet. He also fed us his amazing lasagna…Yum.
This week we were able to meet our goals: we found five new investigators and were able to teach 23 lessons. And a less-active gentleman came to church for the first time in 16 years. We had an incredible experience with a young woman (a member) and her family (not-members)…too long to tell everything, but I felt like I was witnessing a miracle!
Two months to go…