Thursday, March 16, 2017

Flower Mound Week 29 February 27, 2017 Week Eighty-six

Hey y'all!

This week could've easily been a hard week. Because we had lost our phone last week during weekly planning we didn't have many appointments set up; we mostly did finding. However, we weren't able to even find a lot of new investigators! However, the ones we DID find I feel were pretty solid, so I'm not complaining a ton.

The new key indicators have really changed the nature of the work, or at least it has in this area. Instead of trying to milk stagnant investigators for lessons, we're trying to help people progress and trying to find more investigators of a higher quality. The upside to that is I think we'll see more success in the long run. The downside is all the short term losses we feel. We find people who we help progress and grow close to, but then they drop us sooner than they normally would, allowing us to build friendships to be broken faster than ever. I'm not trying to sound pessimistic, because this WILL lead to finding people who are truly worth our time, but that being said, it was heartbreaking to see Elder Petrucka's reaction when our two most progressing investigators dropped us this last week. We found them through our own efforts, we taught them, we helped them overcome obstacles in their way, and we were still dropped by Ingrid and Ryan about a month after first finding them.

All this is to say you could probably understand if we were feeling down this week. In the contrary though, I feel great. Maybe I've been sleeping better than usual, or maybe there's something in the water that wasn't there before, but I feel like there's still hope for this area, like Christ is still working for the salvation of God's children in the Flower Mound 3rd Ward. It's still not going to be easy going forward, but it will definitely be worth it once a willing soul is found.

I don't have much more time to write this week; my companion is in an acapella quartet our mission is putting together for an unnamed event, and the practice is about an hour away. In between driving and the practice itself, the practice takes up about four hours of our P-Day, and we still have to accomplish everything else we would have. I'm sure the song will be great though!

Hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Jensen

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