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Monday, January 16, 2017

#81: 18 Months Serving/Goal for More Investigators at Church

How's things going?

Wow!  That's so nice of the Stabenow's to do that for me!  I will write them a quick email today. :) (His Uncle and Aunt sent me a check to deposit in Preston's checking account)

Yeah, the gas prices and all that went up, which caused riots and they blocks the freeways so none of the food, gas, water and other things couldn't get here.  But now everything is normal.  No biggie!

This cycle will/has been really hard.  My last two cycles with Johnson and Sanchez were conflicts...just peace and smoothness!!  My comp and I have a hard time understanding each other and that is frustrating, but we are trying to help the zone meet their goals and all that, so we are focusing on them and what we can do as a companionship to help them.  As a zone, we brought 11 investigators to church yesterday.  As a zone with 9 companionships, that isn't good at all. So yesterday the assistance came by and trained us on how we can better ourselves in this area.  President raised all our goals for investigators at church to 12, and that's per companionship!!!!  Here in the zone, we seem to lack faith....a lot of it!!!   My companion and I brought one investigator to church yesterday.  He has a baptismal date for the 28th but we might have to push it back.  How do the missionaries in your ward get people to go to the stake center for church, isn't that far??

Dad, that's so sweet!  I can't believe you are having all these opportunities to know and greet general authorities and an apostle.  Do you have any pictures with them?  (This past weekend, the Apostle, D. Todd Christofferson, and Area of Seventy-Elder Larkin and Elder Pearson visited Reno.  D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Larkin sat and observed Preston's dad's ward council meeting which was a bit stressful beforehand for him, but it went really well.  It's not every day that an apostle of the Lord is in attendance in your ward meetings)

(I asked him if he received a letter in the mail from his Grammy Val that she sent to him.  She typed out the story of her conversion to us which is so sweet)
I did get Grammy's letter!! I was very happy to see it! :)
I also got a big poster thing from members in the ward-like even Matt (Herron) wrote on it. Haha!!
(That poster was one that several youth signed during youth conference several months ago.  Matt was recently home from his mission and was asked to help out with it. It's always fun to get snail mail)

Te amo,
Elder Fowler

This week's scripture to "Ponderize" is:
Doctrine & Covenants 59:5

Wherefore, I give unto them a commandment, saying thus: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy might, mind, and strength; and in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him.

These picture are some I forgot to send earlier.  This is at the
house we Skyped from.  We played a game where you have
to try and open up a gift with oven mitts.  It was actually hard.

Our Zone Gift Exchange party.  I ended up with a scarf and a beanie.

These are the awesome Star Wars pajamas that
Elder Johnson's mom made me for Christmas!

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