Tuesday, February 26, 2013

25 February 2013

Dear mom,

i have not seen any snow. the only thing i have seen is lots of rain. it rained so bad Saturday night we almost couldn't see the road driving back home. its been about a week since our house turned into a Popsicle. we haven't had any more frozen pipes. they unfroze when the sun came up.

its pretty cool to see that 58 new missions are opening up. i know that at least one of them is reopening. look for the Georgia Maken mission. It was dissolved about two years ago and the Florida Jacksonville Mission got some of the area from that mission. The top half of the FJM use to be part of that mission. the Georgia mission is suppose to open back up in July. and the FJM will lose what originally belonged to Georgia Maken. Any missionaries serving in those areas when the change occurs will likely change missions. that will also happen at the same time president and sister Barry go home. our new Mission president has been called and he will arrive in July as well.

zone conference was this last Thursday. Elder Albertson and I had to drive down there and back just to have our car inspected. i still don't know the results of that that of course assuming that i will ever find out. i also saw some of the members that i knew in Williston. they has driven the missionaries up to zone conference. so i got to say hello to them and find out whats going on down there.

we don't have a whole lot going on up here in Branford right now. we are preparing one young man for baptism just as soon as he can stop drinking sweet tea (which is apparently all the rage down here in the south). I've found more people struggle with tea than coffee out here. Believe it or not the lord knew what he was saying when he said no tea.

i hope dad has fun flying with all of his students down in saint George, and it sounds like Alex has just about everything she will need for when brightyn comes. give champ a hug for me. love and miss you all.

Elder Ogilvie

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February 4, 2013

Dear mom

another week is gone. nothing really exciting has happened although it has been one of our better weeks for actually being able to catch people to teach.which has been totally odd because all of our investigators have gotten sick. which means we couldn't go teach them.

we have been working with a lot of less than fully active members as of late. many of whom have not come to church in years. and we found a former investigator who went missing a couple of years ago. whom my companion and his last companion tried to find and couldn't. turns out she moved down the street.

after the excitement of having 7 investigators show up to church last week. we had all of 2 show up this week. one of whom comes to church every other week like clockwork. the other is an unbaptized youth. everyone else was ill. one of our investigators got really sick and cancelled the appointment just before we were about to drive out her way. not ten minutes latter we get a call from her daughter (who lives in Pennsylvania and who just became a member two months ago) telling us to go give our investigator a priesthood blessing. so we did.

we determined that our District mighty prayer's just aren't working for us. but normal prayer works. every time we get together as a district to pray for our investigators. something always prevents that ting we prayed for from coming to pass. example: we pray that an appointment will hold, ten minutes later we get a call cancelling the appointment for... reason. but when we just pray as a companionship. we don't get the extra opposition. and the appointment goes through. i don't understand it, neither does my companion, or our district leader.

but for the most part things are going all right. i will wait for the box to come before i say more.

Elder Ogilvie