Monday, October 31, 2016

Kearns Week 17: Counting Stars


Good morning everyone!! It's been another great week here in Kearns and we had a blast! We taught quite a few people this week and we are working hard to find a few more new investigators to teach, so that's been good. We also had zone interviews with President Palmer, our mission president, and it went really well! We just talked about how Elder Eason and I have been doing. He gave me some great counsel as always! President Palmer is the best and I am lucky to have him! We met with Angela this week as well after our interviews and talked about how she's been doing. She recently went to the hospital and is now on oxygen and so that is helping her not to smoke which is a positive benefit! It's awesome, and Elder Eason had the opportunity to give her a blessing which was epic! I love seeing the Lord work and to bring people back to the fold!

A few days ago I felt prompted to talk to this kid on the street, so we talked with him and his mom came outside after a bit and we start talking with her. It turns out that this family is less active with two kids of age to be baptized and they wanted to come to church, but didn't know where to go for sacrament. So we gave them the info and set up a return appointment with them so we can get the two kids baptized! It's crazy how the Lord works through the spirit! It's very humbling to witness that!

We also had a Fireside in one of our wards and we were gonna be the main speakers in it and only four people showed up! But we made a circle and started talking about being excited for the gospel and preaching the gospel. We had our elders quorum president give his conversion story and talked about his family. It was so powerful!! It made me so grateful for what I have! So we talked about how we can get the rest of the Ward excited about preaching the gospel! So we challenged everyone there to pray for opportunity to serve and to share the gospel and then to give their experience in fast and testimony meeting! So that's what we are gonna do! It was awesome and a epic spiritual experience even though we only had a few people. .

Hard to believe this is already the last week of the transfer! Next Preparation Day I will know where I'll be for the next six weeks! I hope y'all are having great experiences as well! I love y'all!

Elder Bowie
Salt Lake City West Mission