Badal and Kreyling Backroads Tennessee
"Ammon said unto him: I am a man; and man in the beginning was created after the image of God, and I am called by his Holy Spirit to teach these things unto this people, that they may be brought to a knowledge of that which is just and true; And a portion of that Spirit dwelleth in me, which giveth me knowledge and also power according to my faith and desires which are in God."
Alma 18:34-35

Monday, January 31, 2011

E-mail #5 of 2011 1/31/2011 Week 42

"it's the mormons! Hey guys, the mormons are here!"

Hola Familia!
This week was pretty good. We saw Caity and watched finding faith in Christ with her. Then, we taught her the majority of the Plan of Salvation. It went well. When we saw her she said she was going to church yesterday. Because she is a single adult she meets in a different building. We tried calling and texting her (we have texting I can't remember if I told you haha) but she didn't answer. So, we don't know what's up right now. We also found two new investigators. Their names are Markis (sorry about spelling) and Megan. One of our nights fell through and we weren't sure what to do. We have been asked recently to get familiar with So, we went to the library to check it out. After we finished we walked outside and just outside the doors there they were! Markis started talking to us. He was like, "Are you church people?" We said yes. Then, he said "Mormons?" Yes again. Then, we started talking about the church and everything. We gave them a card. Then, we asked if we could do anything for them. Like 99.9% of the time people say no. But, they asked if we could give them a ride to their apartment not too far away. We were like of course! Then, we suggested a quick church tour because that was about in the same direction and not too far away. They agreed so we swung by the church and gave them a church tour. They said they would be at church yesterday! But, when we called them they said they couldn't go yesterday but that they will be there for sure next sunday. The thing about Caity, Markis and Megan is that none of them will be going to the ward/branch that we cover. Markis and Megan are in the area of a different ward and Caity is a young single adult so she will go to the West Hills building. So, we are handing Markis and Megan off to the sisters that cover that area. The Zone leaders were supposed to take over teaching Caity but I guess some stuff is going on in the mission right now so we get to continue teaching her! Hopefully we can get back in contact with her soon. I'll let y'all know what happens. Oh, this past week when I was on an exchange with Elder Phippin we taught some hippies! Haha! As we were walking up to the house we noticed their hippie van. We knocked on the door and one of them answers and he gets this kinda excited look and starts saying, "it's the mormons! Hey guys, the mormons are here!" Then, he says to us, "Hey guys come in we've been waiting a while for you!" By the way he was talking and stuff we thought we were about to walk into a bash. We were like oh great haha. But, it turned out that they really like us. We taught them a bit and left them a Book of Mormon and they said they would read. It was pretty cool haha. Oh and after we taught them we took a pic with them in front of the hippie van! Haha it was funny. Anyways, the work here is going a bit slower than we would like but hopefully we can change that this next week But, I need to be going now. Love y'all!!!
Elder Kreyling
P.S. Have y'all checked out and made profiles yet? If not will you check it out and make your own profiles for it? Soon? I promise you that something you put on their will help someone in their conversion.

Mom’s questions of the week:

Q. How was work for you last week?
A. Asi asi haha. It's a bit slow right now but it's ok we'll get things moving along here soon!

Q. Did you have exchange last Thursday? And how did that go?
A. Yes, it went well. Elder Sexton went to Morristown, TN to interview a family for baptism. Elder Phippin came here. He is a cool guy. We mostly tracted. We ran into this one guy who just tried bashing with us the whole time. He was saying that he's read this and that about mormons, Joseph Smith and everything. We were just kinda like well that's great and all but in order to really know you need to read, pray, and ask God about the Book of Mormon. He said that he only goes to God's word, the bible, for answers. I didn't think of this while we were with him but he's saying that he only believes what the bible says yet he is believing all the lies that MEN have written about us. Haha I wonder how he would have responded if I'd thought of that while we were with him.

Q. Did you have new investigators come to church?
A. Sigh. No. We are working but it seems like they just won't come right now.
Q. Any spiritual experience this week?
A. When we found markis and Megan. That was pretty sweet.

Q. Favorite scripture of the week? Mine is D&C 75: 10-12
A. 3 Nephi 18

Q. How are David Garcia, Natanael and Adrian doing?
A. We haven't been able to meet with them very much. Most of the time it's just David. He has been talking with Jehovah witnesses lately so he's been get more and more confused. It's pretty frustrating. We taught Natanael the Plan of Salvation but it seems like he's not really wanting to accept what we teach right now. We may have to lay down the law with him next time. We haven't seen Adrian in a while.

Q. Did you visit Nataneal and Adrian on Monday night and how did it go?
A. No, just david was there. We saw Natanael on the exchange. That was it.

Q. Did David make it to church again this week?
A. Nope

Q. Have you been able to commit Adrian?
A. No. We haven't even been able to meet with him in a while.

Q. Did Victor make it to church this Sunday? And is he still on for the 6th?
A. No and no. He wants to be baptized and everything but he hasn't come to church. We are seeing him tomorrow and we are going to teach him about the sabbath day. I'll let ya know how it goes.

Q. Did you get to meet with Caity last Wednesday and was she able to make it to church this Sunday?
A. Yes, i talked about it above. We taught her and I thought it went well. Oh<>

Q. Did you finally get our last letter with the letter from grandma and the talkin it?
A. Yes, thank you! However I still haven't gotten the letter from Jake.

Q. Is the pictures card in the mail? We’re in need badly of new ones.
A. Haha oh man I forgot to send it. Yeah I'll send it today.

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