Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Weekly Email # 55 - Started from the Bottom....We're getting there.


Let's jump right into it. We've started to get somewhere with our investigators. A few of them seem to be actually trying now to keep their commitments and there has been a lot of progression made these past few days!

Elder Hatch and I have figured out some more beneficial ways of doing the work here in Zanesville so hopefully it will continue to grow. I want more people to teach!

We don't have anyone with a baptismal date yet. Just the fact that some are reading the Book of Mormon and reading the pamphlets we give them is a good first step in the right direction. I'll tell you about one family.

Brian and Whitney were tracked into by Elder Hatch and his former companion. They are an awesome couple who we actually had to drop about a week ago because they got into a fight and separated. We thought Brian was out of the picture because he moved out, so we went
over to see Whitney and talk to her. Well, Brian answered the door and said he had to leave for a few days because things got difficult. So now he's back in the investigator pool! Haha they're awesome and we hope to make progress with them.

Cool quote about change and stuff! It's been very applicable these past few weeks!

"Sometimes we assume we know how God will judge us. But He reminds us, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” (Isaiah 55:8). He is the perfect judge, and He judges with a perfect understanding of our situation. Think of it this way: If you try to jump as high as you can right now, you can probably jump pretty high. But if you try it again while holding 20 pounds of weight, you won’t be able to jump as high. Does that mean you aren’t as good now as you were before? No. You didn’t change; your circumstances did. Sometimes we have to deal with heavy things. God knows what you’re capable of, but He also understands better than you do what your
limitations are. He will judge with that understanding in mind. He just wants us to do the best we can with what we have. President Thomas S. Monson has said, “Our task is to become our best selves. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final”"
- Elder Hallstrom

I don't have any more time, so I'll send pics. Talk to you all next Monday!

Love you all! Appreciate all you do for me!

Elder Galbraith

Drive home from the Mission Activity!
 Elder Wardle, me, Elder Hatch
and Elder Reusch the driver.

Cool Catholic Church. You see a lot of those in Zanesville.