Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Go, Go, Go

Dear family,
I am liking my new area. It is an adjustment being back in a ward.  It is a new experience to not know everybody on the ward roster. I am working as hard as I can to learn everybody's names.  I forgot what it feals like to be new in an area.  I want to learn my area and get to know those with whom I will be working as soon as possible.
We are definitely at a finding stage.  It was something we were fasting for.  We were very pleased with the results of our fast.  At sacrament meeting, a part-member family showed up and brought their non-member parents and grandparents as well.  We are hoping to talk to the member tonight to see what he wants us to do and to encourage him to keep inviting. 
The San Jose South zone is doing well.  It is weird, but we they have always been neck and neck with the Morgan Hill zone for leading the mission.  We are hoping that the changes we have brought to both zones will lead them better for the long term.
We are also looking at how we can implement ward mission plans in the wards that have been struggling to get a grasp on the work.  It is going to be a key step as we work to push the mission to 100 baptisms a month before the end of the year.
This last friday was our zone leader council.  A great deal of time was spent discussing finding.  Of all of the things we do, finding seems to be the limiting factor for our success as missionaries.  As we become better at finding through members, we will find more opportunites to teach and share the gospel with the our brothers and sisters here in the Bay area.
Elder Badger

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