Elder Brandon O. Henson

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Success and Blessings


Hello again everyone,

What a great week!

I am very happy with the success and blessings me and Elder Crandell have had the last few days. We've set up 3 baptismal dates. Carolyn has a calendar set up so she meets with us twice a week and quits smoking and drinking coffee by the 14th so she can be baptized on the 27th. We are still working with Jim to get to church and set a goal for December 5th to have him baptized, but that's more of a faithful goal. We have a new investigator Dan who has met missionaries before and wants to be baptized but is afraid to ask his parents (more his grandma), so we're helping him gain confidence. Also we met and taught Allyssa who is friends with a member, Katelyn, and we set a date for December 18th with her. There are also a couple referrals we have contacted who are interested in the discussions so there looks to be more dates coming. It is awesome!

Elder Crandell had us use the cup lesson for most of our lessons this week. It is a visual display of a cup pyramid that shows the foundation of the church, the twelve apostles and the prophet. This shows the same church that Christ established during His ministry is on the earth today in the same organization. I was impressed by it, and so was our audience (ha-ha). 

Zone Conference in Weston was pretty cool. I got to meet many more elders and learned some good skills to have on the mission. That morning our car had frost on it, so we had to scrape it off. It was 28 degrees that morning!!!  Brrr! 

President and Sister Evans' son, Will, was at ZC and he, to my astonishment, was my EFY counselor from '07!  It was awesome to catch up with him. (Especially For Youth (EFY) is a youth program sponsored by the Church and is held each summer at various locations.  Brandon attended the ones held at Brigham Young University-Provo, UT)

I just got over a little cough and sore throat that I had most of the week. The weather just continues to get colder and wetter (ha-ha). Stake conference was also this weekend in Franklin. It took two hours to get there...but it was good. Elder W.T. David Murray, an Area 70, was the visiting general authority.

This week should be interesting as we have leadership training back in Weston and then my first companion exchange, or tour, after that. I'm looking forward to that.

I'm sending letters to you guys today so those should be there in a couple days.

Thank you for your unconditional love and support. Hope you all have a great week!

Love you all!!!
Elder Henson

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It sounds like you have an awesome mission with lots of amazing people. I can't believe you are already so old. You are a wonderful example to all of us. Keep up the good work! Oh, and don't worry-- the cold sorta grows on ya.