June 1, 2015
Hey guys it sounds like your week was great, ours was a little hectic, we had mission conference on Tuesday and Thursday we got iPads. Mine is just a loaner and will be returned when I go home, but it has been really helpful because we have been able to show video clips in some lessons and it really helps.
This last week was a little rough, but we were trying to make the most out of it. We ended up going through a good amount of the branch list to make corrections and to get to know more of the members. With that time taken to step back a little and assess how we can move forward with more success, we were able to set up appointments for this next week with multiple less active families that we have never met!
We were also able to make some progress with the part member family we have been working with, sadly the two kids weren't able to make it to church because they were with their father and step-mother out of town. We were able to get them to mutual on Thursday evening and we got their brother to church again. And he was able to go to a youth fireside in the evening on Sunday, so that made us happy. Him coming to church again allowed him to set up an interview with the branch president, so he should be figuring out what all is necessary for being able to push forward and progress. We look forward to the siblings being baptized, but we will need to push back the date because we haven't been able to visit them enough.
Elder Hepworth and I are getting along great, as well as the hermanas. We are working hard with the branch to build unity in the families and the branch. The hermanas mentioned that they had a hard time last week, but they were able to plan to be able to work more effectively and efficiently.
Elder Stanley Scott Dye