Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

Well first off the ranch here doesn't compare to the hidden valley ranch in the US so i wouldn't mind if you sent some hidden valley ranch. haha  (Side note:  I asked  Mike if there was anything he missed from the US)
The FHE went pretty well, we talked about how to have a successful FHE with teenagers.
Tuesday we had a zone meeting and then we had exchanges with the district leader and his companion and we blitzed Colwyn Bay for two days.
Wednesday we had a service project that went from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, for the service project we carried the first bag of dirt, weighing at least 200 lbs and needing all four of us to carry it, at least a mile to the dump station.  Then the next five we had a wheelbarrow but we still needed all four of us just to lift it into the rubbish bin.  When we were done we went back to the flat and the district leaders companion and i went to see a less-active member and the less-active member asked his care-taker to join in on the lesson and she seemed interested, accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon and a card with mine and Elder Leiva's phone number on it.
Thursday the district leader and his companion left and then we had weekly planning, then we went to our dinner appointment and afterwards went to see an investigator who said that he was definately coming to church on Sunday.
Friday, I've been trying to organize our area book and had made a list of people from the potential investigator lists all of which are from 2011 and we went to see if any are still interested, then we went to our dinner appointment.
Saturday we helped a recent convert move.

Oh yeah and as far as the investigator class goes use the Preach My Gospel and study it, and teach people not lessons... its more effective to answer the questions or concerns of the investigators because if you just teach a lesson they will still have that question or concern and everything you just taught them wont be as effective

***Side note...I told Mikey I was asked to teach the investigators and asked him for advice. The paragraph above is in response to my request. 


  1. No I ain't your Grandpa. But I am your branch president and sounds to me like you are doing great and growing fast. Great job Elder.

  2. I am Jacqueline Arancibia Araya , I am the Mother of Elder Leiva.

  3. Jacqueline, your son was such an awesome trainer to our son, Elder Butterfield. I am so glad they were able to serve together.