Hey guys! January 12, 2015
This week was long and pretty cold! It was below 20’s for most of the week and the wind chill usually put it well in the negatives, so pretty warm. Only like three inches on snow but I know the rest of the mission got a lot more. We finished visiting all of the less actives and for some reason most of them don't want anything to do with the church anymore, which is sad! There are a couple of families who have some potential of coming back so we are going to focus on working with them. Right now I see it as there's no point in finding more people and baptizing them when the members don't come. It's not a very inviting environment to new converts with just the small little branch so we need to get more people coming. We only had 22 at church last week and 6 were missionaries! So, there is quite a bit of work to do. If we had only a couple families come back to church we would double the size of the branch. Another thing is our branch president has been gone for almost three weeks so we aren't able to coordinate with each other. Transfers are in two weeks, so hopefully we get to talk to him before then. Some people want to come to church but a lot of people down here don't have cars, which is problem because you can't get to church without a car. We have several people going around picking people up but I don't like to burden people by asking them to make more trips to get more people. I think if we get a couple families to come back then everything else will just fall into place.
Some bad news is our progressing investigators whose mom is a less active dropped us because they just didn't feel it was the right time, so that's a bummer. Every Sunday night we have a meeting with the Millers to talk about what we can do to improve the branch so we have a bunch of ideas of stuff to do but it's not really our jurisdiction, it's the branch presidents. Such as we think it would be good to set up a branch council, and a home teaching program to try and help the members so everyone can work together but that's not really up to us to decide. We'll bring it up with the branch president and see what he thinks though. That's pretty much it for the week!