Monday, October 5, 2015

Fishing and Fall!

Fall is in the air!

Got to experience the joy of fishing this morning!!!

Hey everyone!!

Wow. Life as a missionary is just great. Elmira is great and I love being a missionary. This week was great. It's hard to believe I'm on my last transfer already. It's gone by so quick. Well some of our investigators are doing really well. The Seeley family is doing great. Unfortunately Sharleen had some pretty bad pain so they weren't able to come to conference this week. But they love it every time we come over, Sharleen says she feels a peace brought into the home, and all the children have started praying for lessons when we come over. They are still reading the book of Mormon, and doing very well. We took Brother Tanner, a member in our ward who is also the stake patriarch and used to be in the Palmyra temple presidency. He's a spiritual powerhouse. We had a great lesson on the word of wisdom with them, as well as talking a lot about faith in Jesus Christ, and reviewing the priesthood authority with them. The minister that lives across the street from them tried to call Sharleen in the middle of one of our visits, and she was like "there she is, she sees your car." Haha. But they aren't buying into the rival ministers pleas to baptize them in their swimming pool at all!! Rachel Bradley, our member referral is also doing really well. We set her with a baptismal date for November 14th this week. She is so solid. Whenever Elder Bailey and I go over there, we can feel the spirit. She and the whole Seeley family have been prepared for the gospel. It's wonderful to see the Lord's hand in his work. In addition to those investigators doing well, some of the less-active members we are teaching are also really progressing. April and Sister Bailey both watched general conference this week, and both went to church the week before. So the district had a few changes. Elder Deka is headed up to Potsdam, and Elder Morgan is the new zone leader here. Sister Maughan left and Sister Hansen is the new sister here. We dropped all of our other investigators this week because they weren't willing to progress or meet with us. We are still seeing Scott. We laid down the law with him this week and he seemed like he was going to make some changes, but then he didn't show up for conference. So we will see where it goes with him. I also got to experience the joy of fishing this morning!!! Man Dad get my stuff ready and let's go on an adventure in a month!! Haha. But I still can't believe in less than a month I will be on the temple trip to Palmyra. But until then, I'm just going to focus on continuing to work hard, have fun, and see miracles with Elder Bailey. General conference was awesome, it always is. One of the speakers, Elder Randall K. Bennett of the seventy is having a mission tour this week. So that will be fun!  Love you all and have a great week!!

Elder Richins

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