Friday, July 1, 2016

New Transfer! May 23, 2016 Week Forty-seven

Hey y'all!

This week was relatively uneventful. Sadly, the trio has left us; Elder Hughes and I are staying together here, but Elder Winterbottom has left us to head up to Keller, right next door from where I was trained. I'm excited for him, especially since he's going to be a district leader, but we are going to miss him. It means that we're going to have to find more exchanges to go with us into the homes of people, but that's not a bad thing. It'll force us to push ourselves, and that can only lead us to further success.

We had a really cool experience with one of our investigators this week. He's this nine year old boy named Nicholas, and he's one of the funniest people I've ever met. He's high functioning autistic, and he has a disorder that will make him refute whatever information he is presented with. Once he latches onto something though, he will never disbelieve it. His family is all members, but they're less-active and haven't gone to church in years. We went to go teach him this week, and he remembered everything that we had taught him PERFECTLY. He has always had this issues where he believes that Jesus was a zombie because he died but then came back to life, but this week he made quite a bit of progress. He latched onto the concept of faith, saying things like, "We don't actually know if there's life after death, but we have faith that there is, and so we do good things just in case there is," or, "Jesus might have been a zombie, but we have faith that he isn't, and we'll find out when we meet him some day." He still has some issues wrapping his head around evolution vs. creationism, and the trinity, but he's made some huge progress and is very close to getting baptized.

Hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Jensen

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