Elder Tingey's letters as he serves an LDS mission in Culiacàn, Mexico
Monday, July 4, 2011
Elder Johnson and I
This week, Elder Cervera and I have knocked on a lot of doors, and we haven't seen hardly any success. So, we're trying to think of some better, more creative ways to work. I'd really like advice from anyone who can give it! Maybe return missionaries who had success with some activities in their missions. We're working on planning some ward missionary activities right now, but I'm not a big fan of just blindly contacting like we resort to doing when we don't have any plans.
Trio days! Elder Johnson joined our companionship for a few days while his companion was in Culiacàn. And we made some delicious tamales! Good times.
Our main investigator right now is Estrella. She is really awesome. Her good friend is Hermana Juana, who has really done more missionary work with Estrella than we have. Estrella's baptismal service is planned for next Saturday, and was announced in Sacrament Meeting and everything. She's an engineer and is really intelligent; honestly, it's quite refreshing to teach her. Usually, when we ask someone if they read a part of the Book of Mormon that we had left for them, they say yes, and glance down at the first paragraph and quote the first few words to prove that they did. Estrella is reading from the beginning and is already in 2 Nephi, and always has involved questions and really thoughtful commentary. We're really excited for her!