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, February 6, 2012

E-mail #6 of 2012 2/6/2012 Week 94

I gave my two cents

Hola familia!
Well, this past week and a half has been eventful as a ZL. I didn't know that President I. told you that I'm a ZL now!
I'll tell you the story just in case President I. didn't already tell you when you talked with him. So, I didn't get any notification that I was going to be a ZL. Elder N. and I went to transfers to pick up our third comp Elder K.! I had been wanting to serve with him for a while. We worked through that first day and had finish our daily planning session. We were just chilling around when we got a call from President. He told me that he had good news and bad news. He told me that I would be serving with Elder G. for a few days until he went home for knee surgery and that I was the new Knoxville Zone Leader! Crazy. I didn't sleep too much that night haha. The next day we had a DL training where we trained the DLs on their responsibilities. It was originally just going to be Elder G. and Elder S. giving the training. But, I was asked to join them so I gave my two cents haha.
Elder S. and I are both new to this area and we are both brand new ZLs! We had Elder G. with us for a few days but he flew home last monday. So, Elder S. and I are pretty much whitewashing as brand new zone leaders. We are super excited though!
Last tuesday we had ZL conference. All eight of the ZLs and the assistants met at the mission home with the I. We had a big discussion on the "mission vision" that has just recently come about. Basically the mission vision is that every companionship can baptized every month. There are three main things that President I. highlighted. They are Faith to baptize, diligence and becoming Master Teachers. President I. received it as revelation when they were trying to set a mission baptismal goal. So, as we talked about it we all shared ideas on what can be done to achieve this vision. All of the ideas were written on the whiteboard. Elder S. took a pic of it but I didn't have my camera so I will copy it onto my memory card and send it later. It was a neat experience full of revelation. Since then the assistants have compiled those ideas into a printed plan which will be presented to the missionaries at zone conference. The ZLs will be training on the mission vision during the zone conferences. We are super excited for it!
Things are going really well as far as the work in our area goes. Oh, our area is called South Knox. We cover the Knoxville first ward and the Knoxville 2nd branch (YSA). We've found some investigators with a lot of potential. Our biggest highlight is that the assistants OYM'd a young lady named candice. She didn't make it to services yesterday but there was a "break the fast" dinner yesterday after church and she made it to that. The assistants taught her a lesson and she committed for baptism on the 25th! This wednesday we will be teaching her a tag team lesson with the assistants and then she will be transfered to us!!!
Overall everything is going great here! I love being a missionary! I know that this is where I need to be. Tell everyone I love them. I hope y'all have a great week! Love y'all!!!
Elder Barry Kreyling
Mom’s questions
Q. So how is life as a zone leader?
A. Great and busy! We have a lot of meetings as ZLs. But, we still have a good amount of proselyting time
Q, what is your companion’s name?
A. Elder S.
Q. Where is he from?
A. Missoula Montana. He met Chris B. while he was serving!
Q. How are you getting along?
A. Great!
Q. How long has he been out?
A. About a year and a half
Q. Which classes do you want to take? We need to hurry to sign you up.
A. Ummm. I haven't really looked too much. I know I want to take math. But, I was thinking of starting at a lower math level even though I got an A in Calculus. I don't really remember much. So, I was thinking of starting with something lower and going through calculus again. I'd like to take a spanish class or I've heard that there's a test that I can take and if I pass I can get 16 credit hours for spanish! But, as far as exact classes go I'm not too sure. I haven't had much time to look....

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