Monday, December 8, 2014

 A Referral Finally

So this week has been pretty good we have done a lot of service. Monday night we helped John get part of the way set up for the Christmas party. Wednesday we helped Ildcko paint her house some more. then we had dinner with the Kinnards and then coordination. Wednesday we had district meeting then we did some finding. then we went up to visit Paul a former investigator and his family. He is a really nice guy but he is heavily involved in his church and doesn't see the need to change but loves Christ and is good he just needs to realize that the restored gospel is not at the church he attends and I think that will take some big change in his life. Then we went to dinner with the Barry's and that was good. then we went around and invited some of the less active members to Christmas party. Thursday we did some finding and met this guy that is Italian and Muslim but he seemed open to talking about religion. Just wondering if Matt Miller ran in to a lot of Muslim Italians on his mission or if that's just a England thing with all the mix of different cultures here. Any way then we met up with Joe and Sean and played some football and taught a short lesson and invited them to the Christmas party. Then we did service for the Oldham's helping them get there outside Christmas lights up, they fed us dinner and we then went by some more less actives to invite them to the Christmas party. Friday we had our weekly planning then we went by more less active and invited them to the Christmas party and we helped John finish setting up the Christmas party decorations and it looked really good. Saturday was a bit interesting we had planned to do service for a sister in our ward helping her move stuff from her moms house to her sisters house because she was moving out, however the other team in Burton b were going caroling in Lichfield with some of the other elders there trying to get the news out about the Church Christmas  program. They were doing that last night. We were invited and couldn't go but the other team got in a big argument and so they needed time to cool off so I went with one to go sing and the other stayed with Elder Bolingbroke to do service. then we came back from singing and did flat inspections with the Hiltons. This is there last week before they go home on Saturday. Atter we were supposed to be practicing the nativity program with the primary because we were supposed to be in it  but when we got there we just ended up being stage help, closing the curtains and changing the set but it was good. We had the ward party and Sean was there and that was good we were able to finally set up something to start actually teaching him not just short spiritual thoughts but an actual lesson this Friday. Oh ya and earlier that morning before we switched with the other elders we found some new potential investigators. One of them we have a lesson with tonight. he doesn't speak very much English so it could be interesting. He is Romanian so we gave him a restoration leaflet in Romanian to read and he seemed very keen to have us over so I hope this goes well. On Sunday we had church then we did some finding and we found a cool guy named Sam, we asked him to watch the Christmas movie and then tell us what he thinks and we also invited him to sports night and he said that he would come. I'm a bit worried though because he said that he lives in Hilton which might be out of our area we are not sure so we will check tomorrow at the Christmas conference. then we had dinner with john and talked with him for a bit on Sundays we have call-ins and after call-ins you are supposed to be in your flat or at a members or a teaching appointment and sitting at our flat is boring so we usually spend that time at Johns. While we were there we got a text from the church for a media referral for a lady that had requested a book of Mormon so we were supper excited we are going by there tonight after our lesson to give her the book of Mormon and see if she would be interested in us teaching her. Elder Bolingbroke has had a lot of success with media referrals in the past so we are excited to see where this goes, hopefully a new investigator and potential convert.
Our week this week is looking pretty ok we have zone conference tomorrow. Wednesday we don't have anything planned so far and that means lots of finding and so that will not be fun, I am praying that something comes about from our lessons tonight to fill stuff up Wednesday. Thursday we are doing service again for the Oldham's and I think that we may be redoing the light because he is the one that helped us put them up, but she doesn't like them so we may be changing them. Friday we have sports night and Saturday and Sunday we have stake conference. I am praying that our week fills up more with stuff. Transfers are on the 17th but we could find out if I'm moving today possibly because if elder Bolingbroke trains then he will stay and I will go most likely. They give the trainers calls today for the next transfer, if not then next Monday night they will let us know who, what, and where. and I will email you on Tuesday if I leave and were I'm going and that stuff.
well I think that just about covers it this week pray that things go well with Lucy and Ian tonight and that we can begin to teach them.
Love you Loads
Elder Poll

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