Tuesday, October 4, 2016

August 22

Hello everyone! Aug 22nd 

Things are changing a lot over here. I thought for sure I was getting transferred but Elder Gray got the boot instead. I am staying in Arapahoe as a zone leader for the rest of my mission with Elder Weller. I will be training Elder Weller on this assignment as well. I've never served around him but I know he is a great guy and I will do well with him. This past transfer we had 2 visa waiters. One that went to Jamaica and his companion went to another zone early in the transfer. Another visa waiter is going to Fiji today and his companion is going home Wednesday. So the zone has shrunk a lot. Next transfer, there are a lot of new missionaries to the zone. There will be two wards with a brand new set each.  

Monday we were supposed to go to the Ft. Collins Temple Open House but our investigator, Faith, bailed out on the very last minute. Elder Gray and I had our suits on, Tyrone made arrangements at work to be able to drive us all, and while I was shining my shoes she gave us a call and said she can't come. She said it was for personal reasons that she wouldn't tell us. We were both so mad and frustrated but we got over it. Tyrone took us to Golden Corral instead. The temple is in the Ft. Collins mission still but the Boulder Zone is in our mission now. 

This week will be crazy with transfers on Wednesday, new companions, and other changes. Yesterday we had an investigator come to church. His name is Tyler and he has a brother and a grandmother who are members. He is 20 years old and is suited for YSA but if he doesn't want to investigate the church there we will keep him in our area. He is on baptismal date for Sept. 10th and everything is looking good so far. But we haven't taught him the law of chastity or the word of wisdom yet; those might be some barriers for him. A lot of our investigators are still stubborn and don't want to change. We are also teaching Tyler's mom, who has been seeing missionaries for 8 years now. She believes that this is the true church but doesn't want to give up smoking. But we will keep working with her. Not much else is new, until next time.

Love, Elder Rodriguez

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