Monday, October 5, 2015

{week 36}

Almost October already... Man time is really flying by out here in the
best part of Utah. Not too much to report on this week. As of today,
we have 4 / soon to be 5 progressing investigators, and we just picked
up 2 new this week!  The work out here in Grantsville is just awesome
and the people are so nice.  I'm lovin the small town country feel! If
I had to live in Utah at some point in my life, it would be in Tooele
County. I'm just writing this email on my wayback home from golf with
my landlord. We get to play every Monday morning. Wehave a game goin
where we keep track of all our wins and losses and we add them
up and whenever I get transferred, that's who is the better golfer out of
the two of us whoever has the most wins. I'm down 3-1 right now. But
a comeback is in the works! We had 4 elders in our apartment last night
come down from wendover so it was like a missionary sleepover hahaha
doesn't happen too often but we always have a great time. So a pretty
cool experience we had this week... One of the less-actives we've been
working with has been trying to stop smoking for about 2 months now
and we've been working with him ever since I got into the area.
They're a young family. They have 4 kids. 18,12,7, and 4
years old.  The mom of the family is very active in the church and has
gone through the temple and everything. The only thing holding the
husband back has been smoking. He came to us and told us that he wasn't
proud of the way his oldest 18 year old son was growing up to be and so
he wanted to set and be a better example for his 12 year old son and
ordain him to the aaronic priesthood. About a month ago, we gave him
the stop smoking program we use as missionaries and promised him that
if he followed these steps, he would be able to quit smoking. Craig is
now a non-smoker of about 3 weeks dry. This past Sunday, he ordained 
his son to the aaronic priesthood. They are planning to go through 
the temple next month as a family to be sealed for time and all 
eternity. I love that family. The Wife texted us Saturday evening 
telling us how she has been praying for this for 20 years and now it's
finally happening. One of the coolest stories on my mission so far. 
Thegospel is true!

Elder Chase Bowler

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