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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

E-mail #8 of 2012 2/21/2012 Week 96

Hola familia!!!
Things are going well here. To answer one of your questions, yes, I've read my patriarchal blessing lately... Love it!
We had a great Zone Conference! Dad's mail still hasn't arrived. We weren't able to make it back to the library so I could print off the emails before Zone Conference. So, we weren't able to use those things during the conference. But, I'll print them off and I'll probably use them for other training opportunities. So, thanks dad!
So, like I said before Elder S. and I trained on the Mission Vision of every companionship baptizing every month. We played a portion of the conversion story of Bill Carpenter. We also read part of The divine call of a Missionary by Elder Rasband. We shared some experiences that have let us know that we are here by revelation. We helped them see that it's the same with President I.. He is called and set apart to preside over and direct the work here. He helps us fulfill our purpose as missionaries. We helped them understand that the mission vision has been revealed to us through President I. by revelation to help us fulfill our purpose. We testified A LOT about these things, how they are divinly inspired. I felt the spirit strongly. When we first started the training we asked the missionaries to voice any concerns or doubts with the mission vision. It took a few seconds for someone to start off. But, they started saying possible ones like "it's a hard area" or "little or no member support". As they were saying these things we wrote them on the chalkboard. We gave them a minute to write them down and to write down some personal concerns or doubts that they didn't want to voice. After that we promised them in the name of Jesus Christ that if their hearts were open to the spirit and they really wanted to receive a witness of the mission vision those doubts and concerns would be resolved during the course of zone conference. That got the attention of some missionaries who weren't paying as much attention before haha. We had them hold on to those papers with the doubts and concerns that they'd written. At the end of the training Elder S. went around with a trash can and the missionaries "threw away" their doubts and concerns. They seemed to be really excited after that!
President I. trained on the "Ask in Faith" tool. It's a tool to help members fulfill "Every member a missionary". It's based on the talk "Ask in Faith" by Elder Bednar. We are going to use it to help us achieve the mission vision. Sister I. trained on "the armor of God". Maybe you can see now why Elder S. and I are wearing armor in a couple of those pictures that I sent you Oh! this might seem a bit random at first but just keep reading! So, we had dinner at a members home the day after Valentine's. When we got there we saw on the table plastic guns with plastic balls for ammo. The members bought them for us! As part of Sister I. training there was one missionary that put on all of the armor. Then, random missionaries would shoot nerf guns at him and he would block them with his shield or something. Well, Elder S. and I already new about the training so we brought our own guns and caught him by surprise as we shot at him from the side haha! The Assistants trained on the Role of the Holy Ghost in conversion. All of the trainings went really well and the spirit was strong in Zone Conference.
Well, zone conference was my favorite part about the week. I really enjoyed it and there have been several missionaries that have said they enjoyed it too.
Oh, one quick random thing. I can't remember if I've told y'all this but we cover a ward (Knox 1st) and a Young Single Adults (YSA) branch. Well, the YSA branch President dated Aunt K. before he left on his mission! His name is President I. Crazy!
Well, I'm about to run out of time. Just know that the work here is rolling forth. Everything is great here! I hope y'all have a great week! Thanks for everything! Love y'all!!!
Elder Barry Kreyling
Las Preguntas semanales de mamá

Q. ¿Cómo te fue en tu día especial y que hicieron?
A. Pues, no hemos hecho nada. Hemos estado ocupados haha. Pero, voy a conseguir dinero de la tarjeta y comeremos en un restaurante... Algun dia
Q. ¿Qué planes tienen para el día de preparación?
A. El que viene? No se. Ayer jugamos al volibol y "mission impossible". Nos divertimos mucho!
Q. ¿Cómo les va con los investigadores y nuevos miembros?
A. Bien, hemos ayudado a la familia M. con cosas varias y vamos a ensenarles lo antes possible.
Q. ¿Encontraron nuevos investigadores?
A Si algunos.
Q. ¿Has recibido cartas de familia o amigos en los últimos días?
A. no. Pues se me olvido dar gracias a la familia Hurt. Ellos me mandaron una tarjeta mi primera semana en esta area.
Q. ¿Cómo estás de salud en estos días?
A. Todo bien.
Q. ¿Cómo está la temperatura?
A. Bien.
Q. ¿Has tenido que usar los hand warmers yet?
A. Algunas veces.
Q. ¿Sacaste el dinero para celebrar tu cumpleaños?
A. No, todavia tengo que hacer eso.

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