Monday, November 9, 2009

Baptism, Ants and Sulphur Well Pie Eating Champion

Enjoy Elder Edgell's real Kentucky accent. Decided to just copy and paste his latest update.

"Hey ya’ll,

First things first....WE SET A BAPTISM DATE! Whoo Hooo!!!! with Martha Poynter...again(for the 22nd of November). We decided to drop (missionary terms for not teaching anymore) her for a couple weeks, to let her take her time, and think things over, and see how it went. Amazingly it went well, the Lord has humbled her. She noticed something different when we stopped coming over to teach her, she told us she missed having the spirit with her, and that she wants it with her all the time, but she is still "depressed" in her words, and asked us if being baptized would help. Of course we let her answer that question herself and let the spirit work on her. Satan being the jerk that he is threw everything at us, from the dog from hell, the cops coming over, and just a ton of other distractions, but thanks to the power of prayer we were still able to have a really spiritual lesson. We went over last night to teach her with a member, and they pretty much taught everything. We just lead the discussion and they took over.

Members being involved is really the only way we can convert other people. Being able to teach people is an amazing thing, and also watching them progress in the gospel is really cool. I love it! That’s really the only person we are working with legitly. We have had to sadly drop all our other investigators, either they weren't answering the doors, dropped off the face of the planet or just not keeping commitments.

I kinda hit a wall on Friday when we were in Columbia. Wanting more people to teach. Elder Tanner helped me with that cuz he was in a situation like that in another area, He said to either hit the break, or keep on moving. So I chose to keep on moving and have had a BETTER week this week. Not saying that last week wasn’t good because it was. I just wanted MORE people to teach.

Thanks for all yalls prayers. They do work. We need them so keep em coming! Especially if we want to reach our mission goal of 100. Our mission is praying daily at 12noon, so if ya’ll would like to join us in that unifying as missionaries and families that would help TONS!

Hmmm...OH! Guess what!? I am the Sulphur Well Pie Eating Champ! Whoo Hoo! We had a fall festival this past weekend at our church for the community and had different was only one pie, but I still won! :D. Elder Tanner and I worked a booth where people threw whip cream at us all!

Oh, speaking of ants as my subject, we have ants, and they are everywhere! Like when we had ants at our house for a while. It's kinda annoying, but we learn to live with it. Hopefully that will be taken care of this week, along with a crack in our shower that has spread a lot and causing leaking in our closet. Ahh, the life of a missionary. Couldn’t ask for anything better :).

We actually had our meeting last Wednesday, but no Elder Arnold. He gets here tomorrow. But he will be here for Zone Conference on Wednesday.

Once again this week will be filled with fun ole meetings for me. I have one tomorrow night down in Madison and one before Zone Conference with Elder Arnold about reporting our numbers and trends for the past six weeks for my district.

Holy Cow! I just realized that we are pretty much in the middle of November. Crazy! That’s so weird. Time really does fly when you’re in the service of the Lord.

The work here continues, slowly but surely. Our Zone Leaders are coming up for exchanges this week. We should be finding more people to teach. Especially since we are going to be working in an area that is not yet open. We are technically working, so we shall see how that goes.

I’m doing fine, knee is pretty much 100% now :), no problems. Thank goodness for prayers!

Sounds like everyone is working hard back home, keep up the good work!

Hope everyone has a GREAT week/day.

Love yall

Elder Edgell"


Black Eyed Pea said...

This is great! I'm admittedly jealous about this missionary blog. It really brings back some memories. Hopefully more members will do their part to build up the teaching pool.

Rachelle said...

I just learned about your blog. I'm Harvey Black's wife. It's great to hear you have a baptism coming up! Congrats on winning the pie eating contest! Keep up the good work.