Sunday, September 7, 2014

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From: Joseph Weiss <>
Date: September 7, 2014 at 9:06:13 PM MDT

Dear Family,

This week was pretty great. The miracles keep on pouring down on us! By the numbers, in our mission you need 20 new investigators to have one baptism. We want to baptize every month so our goal is 5 new investigators each week. This past week we had zero up until Friday and then we visited a potential family and BOOM 6 new investigators!

Then Saturday we went to visit and referral of a less active member that was from an active member. We needed to start our fast but we needed to drink some water first or else we would die. So we planned to ask the LA (Less Active). The LA was in N-Zed (New Zealand) but we met her non-member niece. She wasn't too keen so we said talked for a bit and then went back to the car.

Somehow we forgot to ask for water. We decided instead of going back we'd ask the neighbors for water. The first one didn't answer but the second one was a Syrian family. They were the nicest! They gave us water and we gave them a Arabic Book of Mormon and set a return appointment. We have one Syrian sister in our ward we'll take when we go back. It's gonna be sweet!

As we left Elder Urbina asked if we should go visit this potential investigator named Jon from when we served in the Spanish ward a year ago. We went and he was gone but another lady in the house invited us in and said she respected our church so much. She was Catholic but isn't fussed by which church she attends. We invited her to our church and she said she'll come this coming Sunday. We'll teach her with a family in our ward that are Samoan like she is and the dad used to be Catholic also.

We went from 0-7 in two days. Heavenly Father is amazing. People I hope you are sharing the gospel. All you need to do is open your mouth and be friendly to strangers and it will have an impact. Always carry a pass-along card or missionary pamphlet! Do something to show your faith!! And the Lord will use you!

I'm still struggling to be a good motivator. So if anyone has any tips or tricks on motivating people, let me know please.
What happened to the picture thing. I want your pictures more than I want your letters. jk But pictures are my favorite. If you don't even write me, just send me a photo. All good? Too easy.

Love yous heaps,

Elder Weiss

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