Monday, March 9, 2015

Washington DC Mission: Week 29: March 9, 2015

The meal Tony made for us after his daughters baptism
The Clements Family: Mt. Vernon, VA
Dear Family;

Elder Tesch and I get along great! This is our second transfer
together and it feels like we have only been companions for one. We both
are really similar. We both like sports, I love being companions with 
Elder Tesch. The time here in Mount Vernon has gone by really fast so far.
The Ward here in Mt. Vernon is really cool. It is so diverse with so many 
different types of people which I really like.

So this last transfer was very interesting. At the beginning of it we tracted a
lot and we found a few new potential investigators to teach. So Elder Tesch 
and I went back to check on one and he lets us in within a few minutes we both
realize that this guy is "not all together". Then he invited his two
roommates to come and listen to us. They walk down the stairs and
we realize that this whole house is full of partially handicapped or very special
 needs people.We listened to a few crazy stories and finally decided none of 
them were accountable.I didn't realize that this was right next door to the 
lady we met last week who was also special needs. I should have put two and two together.

The last transfer (6-weeks) Elder Tesch and I didn't have one
investigator at church. So we've had a big drought. But this
weekend we finally had some luck! So there is a recently baptized lady
in our Ward who's husband isn't a member... Saturday two of their kids
got baptized by Elder Tesch. And I was a Witness at the baptism which was cool. The
kids and the dad absolutely love us mostly because of Elder Tesch though
ha ha. And the dad absolute frustrated with our sister missionaries that are in
our Ward. They "taught" the mom so they go over there all the time and
pretty much just hangout. The dad Tony has been totally against the
church until Elder Tesch and I came into the picture. Tony the dad
absolutely adores Elder Tesch. He always wants to do stuff for us and
goes out of his way to help us. Any way he wanted to have us over for
dinner after the baptism with Steak, shrimp and the works. So he kicked 
his wife out of the kitchen so that he could prepare the whole dinner. 
And it was an awesome dinner, but there was so much food.

After the feast we started talking about the baptism and what he
thought. He said he really liked. And the baptism did go really well.
We then started just talking about baptism and other church topics and
questions that he had.

 They have a little daughter that isn't old enough to be baptized yet that
 asked Tony to baptize her. And Tony told us he knows what he has to 
do so he can baptize his daughter.  As we talked we put him on date to
be baptized on the 28th of this month. It was a really good day for us after
we have had no success in 7-weeks.... So......................................
He came to church yesterday and he liked it. We are setting up a
baptismal calendar tonight with him. There is a lot he needs to know
before he is ready to be baptized, but Tony is going to get baptized for sure.
TIna is his wife's name by the way. They've had struggles in their marriage.
 TIna has changed a lot since she has been baptized and Tony told us some 
stories about her in the past. She text ed us and told us that she realized that
 this "whole thing"(gospel of JC) could save her marriage.

So we finally have someone on date and someone who is progressing.
This week we also have blood, as a district which was fun. One Elder
got into the chair to have blood drawn and saw the bag of blood and
decided he couldn't handle it haha.

 Today we have a zone activity and are going over to
teach the Clements family(Tina and tony). I will send you the dinner

Love you all
Elder Frew

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