Monday, February 23, 2015

BRRRRR Freezy -46 degrees!

What a week! 

This week has been pretty good... it has been freezing cold but good! We have made a huge push this week to visit a whole bunch of less actives, and we ended up having 4 less active lessons and then we had 3 recent convert lessons. It was so good to go out and meet a whole bunch of people and really start working and teaching them all. We have some really great less active people here... I think it will be challenging to get them to come to church, but we will try! We also had a lesson with Kendra this week... it was a pretty intense lesson. We got there and started to talk and then within the first 5 minutes she started talking about temple sealings... I guess a member told her that he was going to be sealed in the temple and was really excited, but Kendra got curious and looked up temple sealing on the internet... the INTERNET! Needless to say she pretty much got all the details about the temple and she was pretty freaked out, so that was crazy I had never dealt with that before, it was hard cause you can't talk about that stuff, but some how we calmed her down and worked it out. After that we taught her the plan of salvation and she really accepted that. She is still on track to be baptized, but now we just have to really work with her on understanding the temple. 

Other than that this has been a pretty normal week, we helped a person move on Saturday and had a whole bunch of great dinner appointments this week. On Friday we actually stopped and helped this lady, she almost hit a deer and then ended up sliding into a ditch, so we stopped and helped her and waited with her until someone came to pull her out. Its so funny how many people end up in the ditches here... I have been in it once when Elder Burnett was driving, but I keep praying that while I'm driving I stay out of them! 

Anyways I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the warmth... it got down to -46 this week!!! brrrrrr! 

Love you all have a great week! 

Love Elder Farnsworth

 Elder Burnett before he went home

Snow from Eli's deck in Warroad.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Great Missionary Work Week

Well hello everyone! How was everyone's Valentines day?

This has been a great week! Elder Elliott and I have been able to do a lot of great missionary work this week! We have been working like crazy. We have really been making a push to see and visit a whole bunch of less actives and also visit a bunch of part member families. So far we are seeing a a lot of success from that, we have so many potentials for investigators right now because of all that. Mostly we have been going over and introducing ourselves and getting to know people and now hopefully this week we can go back to a lot of them and start to REALLY teach them. 

It was kinda sad this week we didn't get to have a lesson with either Kendra or Willy, they were both super busy but they did both come to church so that was great! They have come to church for about 5 weeks in a row now, which is so good! Yesterday in gospel principles we were laughing because we taught missionary work.  We had taught 2 of our investigators to do missionary work and they were so excited about sharing the gospel.... they are both so prepared for baptism! 

Other than that our week has been pretty normal.  We had a ZTM in International Falls this week and it takes about 2 hours to drive there. I was nervous because I was driving on like sheets of ice the whole time, so that was scary, but we made it! It has been snowing like crazy this week too. We went walking around one day and man I thought we were going to freeze to death! But everything is going really well. Elder Elliott and I get along really well and I think we will see a lot of great things happen this transfer! 

I hope everything is going well back at home! I love you all and miss you! Have a great week! 

Love Elder Farnsworth

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Companion

Well transfer week is over and I finally got a new companion! Elder Burnett left on Thursday and went to Winnipeg and flew home on Friday. I also got my new companion on Thursday. My new companion's name is Elder Elliot. He is a pretty neat guy. So far I really like him and so far we get along really well. I think that we will have a really good transfer together, and hopefully see a lot of success. I can already see a difference in the members here and we have already been able to do quite a bit of work. I won't lie for some really weird reason I miss Elder Burnett a little bit, he was just a nice person and I always was laughing at the things he would do but I'm so happy and relieved to have a new comp that is ready and willing to work! 

So on Saturday I ended up getting really sick! On Friday we had dinner and then went to Casey Nelson's house and they fed us again. I am not too sure but I think it was just too much food and the two dinners didn't mix well and needless to say I was throwing up all night long and all Saturday morning. Finally by about 3 o'clock on Saturday I felt good enough to go out and we went to the church and then Saturday night we got to teach Kendra again at Casey's. We had a great lesson with her and we committed her to a baptismal date!!!!! So March 14 Kendra will be getting baptized! I am so excited for her, it will be such a great step for her and she is so prepared for it! We're hoping that we can get Willy to the point were he will be baptized on the same day. We keep trying and praying for him and I really believe that it will happen! 

I am so excited for this transfer, we have so much potential here and I can't wait to see all the great things that are going to happen! I love Warroad so much and the members here are seriously some of the best in the mission! I am so blessed to be here! 

I hope you all have a great week! I love you and I miss you, but there is really no place I would rather be right now! Love you all!

Love Elder Farnsworth

Monday, February 2, 2015

Staying in Warroad

Hey Everyone! 

How was everyone's week?

This week has been ok for me! We got transfer calls this week and it looks like I will be staying here in Warroad for another 6 weeks, but I will be getting a new companion! His name is Elder Elliot. He has been out for 18 months, and I hear he is a hard worker, but that's about all I know about him! I guess I will have more details next week! I can't believe that its already been 7 weeks with Elder Burnett. I thought it would never be over, but its crazy how fast time flies. He is getting really excited to go home, but some  how he is staying somewhat motivated so far! That is something to be grateful for!!!! Transfers will happen Thursday, so him and I will drive to Winnipeg and then I will drive back that same day, so it will be a lot of driving!!! 

Other than that this week has been pretty good! We taught that potential investigator I was talking about last week. Her name is Kendra, and her husband is a less active. The lesson went so well, we taught her with Casey Nelson and he was the perfect member to have there! We invited Kendra to be baptized and guess what???? She said yes!!!! We weren't able to set an exact date, but she was really happy and excited about it! Next lesson we will set a date with her and hopefully get her baptized this transfer! Today we also have a lesson with Willie, and we are hoping to set a baptismal date with him too! Now this week we need to just go out and find MORE people to teach, our teaching pool isn't too big, but hopefully my new comp. and I can enlarge it a little bit! 

We have definitely seen some miracles here this last transfer. Its amazing how the work moves forward. I am so grateful for all of your prayers, and support! I hope you keep praying for me and mostly for our investigators, they need all the prayers they can get!!! 

Thanks again. I love and miss you all! Have a great week!

Love Elder Farnsworth