Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27, 2014 Success in our Ward!!

January 27, 2014

So this week was pretty good.  We had another baptism. Her name is Innah.  She has been being taught by the missionaries for 3 years and she finally got baptized!!  It was great to finally see her get baptized and I was able to confirm her a member.  It was my first time ever and it was pretty cool!!

Another success that I would like to share is about our ward!  
When I first got here our ward was a mess. No MCM (Missionary Correlation Meeting) and usually only the bishop in sacrament meeting.  People had callings but nobody was fulfilling them.  But, after a lot of member visits, helping the Bishop and then the Bishop stepping up like 10 levels; our MCM has improved to not just having better attendance it has improved to something beautiful!!  All of the ward auxiliaries are there. They are talking about investigators and thinking about ideas of how to help investigators and less active members. It is beautiful!!
One thing that is kind of funny is a while ago a counselor in the Mission Presidency, President Mortenson gave a workshop on how an MCM should be.  He said that “you know you have done a good job in your ward when you see a family you don’t know and ask the Bishop who they are, then he responds “they are less active members we went and visited them this week.” That is exactly what happened yesterday!!  We saw a family. We didn’t know them. We asked the Bishop who they were and do you want to know what he said? …just guess. J
We finally have home teaching occurring and the ward is functioning like it should.  I never thought missionary work would include the ward. But I have seen that there can’t be very much success if the ward is not doing its’ part.  If the members are not doing their part!!  It was a great week and lots of success!! And, we only got chased by dogs 3 times this weekJ Joke only twice..:) Joke again, we didn’t get chasedJ
Have a great week!!

Elder Ball

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