Monday, March 25, 2013

"...we found 4 new investigators..."


 so I'm glad that Megan's b-day party went well, it sounds like she really had a good birthday, i sent her a letter with a card and some paper cranes on a string, I told her not to open it until her real birthday, do you know if she opened it, and if so that's ok.
 so this week was pretty good we found 4 new investigators, James, he is some one that we tracted into and came back and taught him the first lesson, it went well we cleared up some misconception about the book of Mormon.
 then there is Ashley and Daniel, they are friends of one of our members, we taught them the 1st lesson, it went well they had allot of good questions. Ashley is a former investigator from two years ago, she stop taking the lesson cause during the plan of salvation one of the members opened his mouth and gave allot of info about the plan of salvation and she didn't understand it so it scared her off, so she is warming back up to us.
 and the other is jasmine she was a referral who the branch president referred, she needed some help with some food so the branch president gave her a bishop store house order, that happens allot out here, cause allot of people don't have jobs, so allot of the churches out here help people.
 but with all things there most be equal opposition, unfortunately, carol, the one who lives on Roscoe street dropped us :( she doesn't want us to come over cause she doesn't want her grand kids getting confused about different doctrine.
 so that was my week, i think it went pretty well despite the bad things that happened.

Love ya,
Elder Dixon

Monday, March 18, 2013

"...this week was okay..."


So this week was ok we didn't find any new but we where able to get back in contact with a former investigator that fell off from the face of the planet right after i got here, so that was good we will be meeting up with her sometime this week and probably setting a baptism date with her since she has been taught all the lessons, so we will have to do a review with her before she gets baptized.
 we also had zone p-day and we got permission to watch "a work and a Glory" and that was nice to be able to see that again, i forgot how good of a movie it was, either that or its probably because i haven't seen  a movie for the last 9 months so i think every thing is good. and we had zone conference the following day and James Miner came and did a music and the spoken word type of thing, he had a couple missionaries come up and play the piano and sing and play different type of instruments, there are allot of gifted people in our mission.
 our branch also had a chili cook off and a bake off, and us and the st clair elders where the judges, i was so full after that, we had to eat every chili and every dessert, but im still around 145 so i haven't really gained any weight out here since i left, which i don't mind.
 so that was my week.

Monday, March 11, 2013

" witht he people on Roscoe Street..."


Hey family, so this week was kinda slower but it was still good.
We where finally able to meet with the people on Roscoe street, but the grandmother was the only one there at the time. we taught her the 1st lesson, she seemed pretty open to all of it, so we gave her a Book of Mormon and "The Restoration Pamphlet."
And we where able to set a baptismal date for Kim Eye, that's going to be on the 30th of this month, the only problem that she has is quit smoking, but she was the one who brought up baptism, so that was pretty exciting, and we are going to try to set a date with her kids hopefully this week.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Investigators and stake conference


so this week was pretty good we had 3 investigators come to the stake conference yesterday, its a family, Kim is the mother and Hunter is her son he is 9 and her daughter Matty is 12 and kim, what it sounds like, wants to get baptized, we would have invited her and set up a baptismal  date but hunter got distracted so we where not  able to redirect the conversation towards baptism but we are meeting with them on Wednesday cause her kids will be coming to ym and yw so that is pretty awesome. we haven't been able to get in contact with the Roscoe street family so thats a bummer, but we found a new investigator!! he is a messianic Jew( a Jew that believes  in Christ) so we got him to commit to reading the Book of Mormon, and he wants to come to church next week so that should be great. so this week was pretty awesome.
 and the st Clair elders that are right by us in our district, who white washed found 7 new investigators, and some of the m are a part member family.

 well i have to go we are going to be going on a bike ride today with brother kofoed, him and his family are one of the coolest families in the branch. ill have to send a picture of them someday.
- love your bro Elder Dixon