This week has been a good one, but not too much exciting stuff happened so this email won't be terribly long. We have been hitting the pavement again with contacting and tracting. Earlier this week Elder Lofgren and I (now my zone leader) went on splits. And guess what... we went really hard like we did when we were comps! We beat the zone record for potential investigators in a day, which was 12. Now we just have to convert those potentials to actual investigators, which can be the hard part sometimes. We often will get peoples phone numbers and when we call them they say, "Yeah, I don't really know why I gave you my number. I am not really interested anymore." But we have been teaching some of them.
We got a new investigator this week named Alexandra. She is a 23 year old Swede. She seems pretty positive and is willing to keep meeting. We are excited to see where it goes. We are still teach the Samoan family, but unfortunately it isn't going forward as fast as we would like. They are willing to meet, but already have such a strong Christian belief that they do not want to change. We are going to keep meeting with them and helping them move forward. Unfortunately... our most positive investigator dropped us, Henryk. He decided he wants to stay with his Polish Catholic church. We were pretty disappointed, but know everything will work out.
I want to end this short email with this... GENERAL CONFERENCE IS THIS WEEK. The super bowl of our church! Now what does this mean? We all have the opportunity to listen to our living day prophets, apostles, and leaders. When we listen to these meetings we can either be objects like Elder Bednar says, or agents. Objects just sit there and listen (which is not bad at all), but agents take in the message, ponder, and then BECOME. Any christian can be an object and read the bible, and maybe listen to a couple of inspirational messages. But TRUE Christians act upon the messages that are being given to us. Just something to ponder upon.
Love you guys! Have a great week!