Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July, Out in the field in SLC

July 5, 2011


Answers to your questions. The pictures from Paint.NET, yes I got them before I left, and thank you for them!!! Travel Leader, I'm not sure if I'll be the Travel Leader or not, but we'll see when the time comes.
The area in Salt Lake City I'm in is in Cannon Stake so yeah!
As for what's been going on in my mission, I already sent an email to dad about it, but I'll paste it on here so that you can read it too!!! My mission address, I don't have memorized, but I did send pictures and a little something for you in the mail today so it will have my address on it.
How has your week been? Anything new come up? Take care and I hope to hear from you soon!!! Now for the letter I sent to dad!!!
Love ya!!!

My Week

I got the address yesterday during the 4th of July so I have a letter going off home with pictures and something for mom. It has my mission address on it (no duh haha) and yeah. This week has been crazy! I wish I brought my Journal with me so that I can remember what has happened but I'll see what I can remember.

Okay so the first day after P-Day was over, which is at 6pm, My companion, and I rode our bikes to an apartment place called Seasons and we just went around there the whole evening. We saw a couple that aren't married and since that first visit, She has changed a lot!!!! We invited her to church and she came and stayed the full 3 hours!!! I was really happy to see that!!! We even visited her later that night and she says that she feels super different and that she doesn't get as mad at her "husband" and yeah!!! I think that they are
planning to be married, then baptized soon!!!
Our second visit though, she talked about how she doesn't know if God is really there or not because everyone in her family died in the past 2 years. I then told her of a personal experience of a hard trial when Giselle got cancer, then told her that God has us go through trials so that we can learn from them. I expanded a bit, and then I think that she realized that she has had a good life and that God does in fact exist!!! I was happy about that!!!

Another family we met I forget their names, but we just call them the Golden Family. We'll see if they're really golden or not, but yeah. We found them as a referral from the English Speaking Missionaries and when we got there, he was making a huge thing out of wood. When I got closer to it, I recognized it as the thing found in the middle of the Book of Abraham, the circle thing with all of the symbols and yeah. It was really good!!!! They are really receptive to what we are saying
and it's really cool to see them progressing. They've been praying and next week I'm sure that they will come to church! We've also invited them to Temple Square so we'll see if they will go there, then we can commit them to being baptized!!! We're also planning to take the Piña family with us to Temple Square and yeah!!! I'm sure that will be awesome too!! As a companionship, we have a goal of 12 baptisms this
month!!! I'm pretty excited about that!!!

Okay, so this 4th of July P-Day was the strangest P-Day that I've ever had!!! It was an all day P-Day so we didn't go and teach, knock on doors, nothing! The Mission President decided not to do that so yeah! At around 4:30 we went to the Gateway Theater because at around 7 the Mission Presided rented out a room in the theater to watch the new movie 17 Miracles!! It was an awesome movie!!! It was about the trials
and miracles that the pioneers in I think the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies and that was fun!!! Then the Director of the movie talked to us about it and we got to ask him questions and yeah!!! I had a fun P-Day!! Earlier I had my money so I got some groceries for the first time, hehe, and bought some sunscreen since I got burned
last week. I got one with an SPF of 100 so I think I'll be safe. I also got a small hand held tire pump, and tire repair kit so that I can repair any flat tires that I get, plus I think my new bike has a hole in it. My bike is a nice blue NEXT bike that looks like mine at home, except blue, and I already said that. Yeah!
Oh yeah, and last Tuesday, I had my first experience with an Anti!!! I was pretty scared, well, he didn't yell at us, he just talked to us and I just felt really different talking to him. I felt sort of sick and yeah. I didn't know what to say to him so I just stood there and hoped to leave soon. It was a crazy experience. Anyway, that's pretty much all that I've got for my week!!! I hope all is well at home!!! How's everything at home? Anything new? Take care and I'll talk to you next week!!!
Love you all!!!

~Elder Bauer~

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