March 6, 2017

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Hey Fam! As per usual, change is the only consistency! I have a new companion now. His name is Elder Hawks, from Ventura, CA. (side note: of the 18 young missionaries in our zone, 9 are from CA… reppin hard) Hes super funny and goofy. We have a good time.

This week was awesome though! We were able to meet with a couple people we had previously tracted into for a second time and we set a baptismal date for both! They agreed that if they knew the church was true by that day that they would be baptized. We are super excited! We also had some awesome miracles tracting and were able to find 6 new investigators! the goal as a mission is 2 per companionship per week. Had some super spiritual lessons as we talked about the Restoration and the Book of Mormon. The feelings that come along with that assure me of their truthfulness on a daily basis. If you havent read Joseph Smith’s experience as he prayed in awhile, please do. It brings the Spirit in a special way.
Saturday was probably my neatest day in awhile. On Saturday we had exchanges with the Zone Leaders. That morning I woke up so tired. It didnt make any sense because I was in bed at 1030 and up at 630, but I felt like I woke up more tired than when i went to bed. We had a bunch of people to stop by and potentials to follow up with that morning, but they all fell through. I was bummed. I didnt wanna do anything!… but, we decided to tract. We tracted one street with a little success, then picked another after lunch with minimal success but were only able to do one side of that street before we had to go exchange back (we did midday friday to midday saturday). After we exchanged back it was still light out, but i was soooo exhausted i really didnt want to do anything. But I knew we had to just go for it, so we went and finished the street. We found 2 more investigators and a few potentials. The Lord truly is preparing his people to receive the gospel. And when we’re too tired to live, we have to rely on faith in the Savior and His Atonement. It works.
Over all its been a good week. Crazy and good. Love you guys and wish you the best!
Elder Stark
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