Friday, July 8, 2016

6/4 The Sax Man

Hey all! It was a great week for us here in our area, and it was just a great week overall. We finally have investigators with baptismal dates for the first time in like 2 months, and we are really excited for that. The first is named Leonidas, she is the mother of the YW president here in the ward, and she has listened to the missionaries forever, but could never commit to baptism. She has finally worked through whatever she had to work through, and is excited to be baptized. We are working towards the goal of the 25th of June. The other is this guy named Alex who we contacted this week. We were walking through this park and we heard this guy jamming on the saxophone and we felt like we needed to go talk to him, and we ended up chatting for a good 20 minutes. He listened to the missionaries about 6 years ago but was never baptized. He feels kind of lonely, becuae he's in his late 30s early 40s and is single, lives by himself. He teaches music and plays a bunch of different instruments. He's a really good guy. We taught him yesterday for the first time and he accepted the Restoration of the gospel and is excited to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true. He accepted baptism in the first lesson and we are working toward the 10th of July for his goal. Keep them in your prayers! 

So on Saturday, our ward had a party and rented out this big park and we played soccer and had a BBQ and played games as a ward. It felt like I was in the States for a second. The ward invited all 6 of us office Elders, and the young men and YSA of the ward challenged us to a 6 on 6 soccer game. We destroyed them. We probably played for like 2 or 3 hours and we won 9 straight games against them. Poor kids, didnt know what hit them. I played goalie this time, didnt allow a single goal in those 2 hours we played. Then to finish off the day, President Zobrist had recorded Game 1 of the NBA Finals and invited us to go watch it with him. AWESOME. You really get to know someone watching a basketball game with them, and President Zobrist is awesome. Hilarious. And he knows his stuff when it comes to basketball. All in all, a good week and a great Pday for us. 

Christian, congrats on a great season. I'm sorry it ended that way, but use it as motivation to work hard in the off-season and beat them next year. 

Thanks for all your love and support, see you all NEXT MONTH! 

Elder Matheson 

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