Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Elder Davis and I had a great week.  We had meetings all day on Wednesday and  Thursday with one of the seventy, Elder Aidukaitis.  It was an amazing experience.  We were able to eat lunch with him and just ask him questions and it was awesome.  He taught our mission that a goal of zero is not a goal and that we should be baptizing weekly.  He read D&C 4 with us about how the field is white already to harvest.  He taught us that we should be harvesting weekly and setting goals weekly to do so.  He also taught us that we should be keeping our lessons down to 15-20 min.  It has been an awesome experience implementing those things.  He also read Alma 31:5 with us and explained that in teaching we shouldn't be using examples, we should be using scriptures.  The Mission was uplifted and inspired after being able to listen and give heed to his words. 
  Thank you so much for the valentine's gift.  That was the best ever.  
This week I was able to go on an exchange with my MTC companion Elder Kalilimoku.  It was awesome to be able to be with him and see how much he has grown.  It is so fun to be a zone leader and to work with other missionaries and train them in how to improve in missionary work and for them in turn to help me in how I can do better in my missionary work. 
  We had an awesome experience yesterday with one of our investigators.  We haven't been able to see this guy named Marcus in a while.  Elder Davis and his companion before me taught him part of the restoration and we haven't seen him since.  On Sunday we had an appointment and we had a member coming with us.  The appointment fell through.  Elder Davis had the idea of going to try Marcus.  We went over and knocked on the door and his wife answered.  She then proceeded to tell us that he wasn't there, so we were about to leave, when he came walking around the corner and asked us how we were doing.  The lady walked away of course, we asked him if he had a minute for a lesson.  We were able to teach him the Joseph Smith story and the spirit was so strong.  We committed him to be baptized and after everything he told us that next time his whole family will be listening to our message because he is going to convince them to.  It was awesome. 
  I am doing great.  I love it here in Baytown, it is a lot different then Kountze,  seeing that it is all city, but it is fun.  We are able to share our message with many and it is a blast.  I love my mission and love to talk about our Savior.  Love y'all!
Elder Willden

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