Monday, November 24, 2014

Striving for 2000 Baptisms in 2014!

Elder Landon J Watkins Week 76
Week Ten in Sisaket

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Everything is going pretty solid here and for the most part this last week was pretty uneventful to be honest! So this is probably going to be a shorter letter!

So I'll first update you up on the mission and how everything is going. So for this year we made a goal to have 2000 baptisms as a mission and now this year is coming down to the wire. As of right now our mission is currently at 1808 baptisms with 5 Sundays left to go, we are in need of 192 more baptisms for this year, pretty awesome and way doable. We have gotten 142 so far this month so we can definitely maybe even get to 200 this month that'd be way awesome! So that is what we are working with. 

This week was pretty wild we didn't have a plan for any baptisms, but we were talking to our investigators Nooy and Chanchai and they accepted a date to get baptized on Saturday, but the only problem is that they are never free except on Saturday and Sundays so we were just teaching them over the phone. They were so good and then Friday night rolls around and we are getting ready to teach them the last little bit and prepare them for their interview the next day and then Sis Nooy got way upset with a problem at work and wouldn't even talk to her husband or nothing. So we were like okay we will just teach them tomorrow and we called the next morning and she was still way upset so we had to call off the baptism which was too bad. We didn't even think they were going to come to church, but Sunday morning they showed up and they even brought their daughter so that was cool, they sure saved us on getting balanced key indicators for sure we did it again; way awesome! They have a date to get baptized this Saturday now. The only problem is all of our priesthood have a special meeting on the 29th in another province so they will all be gone so if we can't get them to do it on the Friday they will have to wait until the following week, I believe.

For this week we are going to be having a baptism for sure we have Sister Faa, she passed her interviews yesterday and we got special permission from President Senior so she will be getting baptized this next week! So we will have 1 for sure, but are praying for 3!

We have some other awesome potentials though for the following week on the 7th. I don't remember if you remember Ti and Su they are both farmers that we found, but dropped because they can't come to church. Well we ran into them and they started coming to church this week so they will be getting baptized on the 7th! Our other potentials; Nooy and Maan were supposed to come to church yesterday, but their neighbor passed away so they had to help out with some things so hopefully we can teach them and get them a date for the 7th of December too!

Elder Mitchell with his Sickle...before his accident.
Harvesting  Rice

So that is our update on our investigators! Elder Mitchell's finger is doing well; he has his bandage off and everything now. He just doesn't quite have all the movement back in it yet, but he is doing fine! We are still having a blast together we are just praying somehow we could stay together another transfer because we know we will keep doing good work together! Hope you all have a great week and have an awesome Thanksgiving! I don't think we will be able to find turkey so some KFC buckets of chicken will have to do ha-ha!


Elder Landon J Watkins

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